Whereas a judicial evaluate takes place, the Ontario authorities is freezing its cannabis retail licensing course of.

The provincial authorities will subject 75 retail licenses; companies had been chosen by way of a randomized lottery course of earlier this 12 months. The issue is that 11 enterprise house owners had been disqualified after lacking administrative deadlines. These enterprise house owners challenged the choice. A Sept. 25 listening to will decide whether or not they’ll be allowed to work their method again into {the marketplace}.

« To my thoughts, that is simply completely loopy the way in which this factor transpired, » lawyer Peter Brauti informed CBC Information. Brauti represents the 11 enterprise house owners who’re difficult the province’s resolution. 

After disqualifying these companies, the Ontario authorities went forward and chosen 11 new companies for cannabis retail licenses. Attorneys for the province argued that this two-week keep is a disservice to these enterprise groups which can be in any other case getting ready to open their dispensaries.

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