Ontario to launch public awareness campaign on cannabis legalization

The Canadian Press
October 09, 2018
By The Canadian Press
Ontario's attorney general says the province will launch a public awareness campaign when recreational cannabis is legalized to promote social responsibility and highlight the dangers of using the drug.

During a speech at the Empire Club, Caroline Mulroney says the ads will begin running next week and will emphasize the rules around pot use and measures to protect children.

Last month the Progressive Conservatives announced they were moving to a private retail sale model, shifting away from the previous Liberal government's plan to sell pot in publicly owned shops.

Mulroney says the Liberal plan would have failed because there would not have been enough stores open after legalization to compete with the black market.

The provincial government has said it would sell recreational cannabis online when it is legalized on Oct. 17, with private retail stores set to be in place by April next year.

The Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario will regulate the marketplace, and will have the power to grant — and potentially revoke — licences as well as enforce provincial rules on cannabis sales.
Grow Opportunity
GET CONNECTED

Stay in-the-know on innovative ways to manage your cannabis business, and grow better. Subscribe to our weekly eNewsletter and be the first to hear what’s new in this fast growing industry.

Add comment


Security code
Refresh

Subscription Centre

 
New Subscription
 
Already a Subscriber
 
Customer Service
 
View Digital Magazine Renew

Most Popular

We are using cookies to give you the best experience on our website. By continuing to use the site, you agree to the use of cookies. To find out more, read our Privacy Policy.