Wynne Says LCBO “Well Suited” To Sell Marijuana
You may soon be able to get a joint with your Gin.
There’s still no date for when the federal government plans to legalize marijuana in Canada but Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne says the province’s regulated liquor stores would be a good place to sell it.
Premier Kathleen Wynne says it “makes a lot of sense” to use the LCBO to sell marijuana whenever the federal government legalizes its sale.
Wynne said “it makes sense to me that the liquor distribution mechanism that we have in place at the LCBO is very well suited to putting in place the social responsibility aspects that would need to be in place.”
The Liquor Control Board of Ontario operates 651 outlets across the province.
Wynne made the comments after she met with Toronto mayor John Tory at Queens Park to discuss a number of issues.
OPSEU President Warren (Smokey) Thomas said last month the LCBO “has a solid track record of responsibly selling alcohol and would bring the same service standard to marijuana.”
The Liquor Control Board of Ontario operates 651 outlets across the province, enjoying a monopoly on spirits and imported quality wines.