Courtesy of National Post
Ontario’s government has long teased the idea that, if and when marijuana becomes legal, its sale will fall under the purview of the Liquor Control Board of Ontario (LCBO). For a while, the suggestion seemed little more than a hazy, off-the-cuff submission — something Premier Kathleen Wynne would say to reporters who insisted on asking her about pot during press conferences about transit expansion and the now-deceased Ontario Retirement Pension Plan. But if we decode the careful insinuations offered by Ontario Finance Minister Charles Sousa in a recent interview with the Toronto Star, it becomes clear that the province is actually moving forward with its plans to expand the selection of products currently offered at the provincial liquor monopoly.
Sousa didn’t actually come out and say as much, but in regards to storefront dispensaries, he said: “I, at least, don’t see that being the distribution mechanism. It’s going to have