You’ll Be Able to Buy Weed From Ontario Producers — but There’s a Strange Catch
This spring, Ontario will start to see farm-gate cannabis retail: much like a vineyard or brewery, customers will be able to go to a growing facility and buy weed directly from the producer.
It seems simple enough, but there’s a strange twist: producers will be legally required to first sell their cannabis to the Ontario Cannabis Store (OCS), the province’s government-owned monopoly wholesaler, then buy it back from them before it can be sold on to the consumer.
The OCS could not say what the resulting markup would be or how much it would raise the price for consumers (though it did say producers wouldn’t be required to drive their cannabis all the way to the OCS’s Oakville warehouse, then all the way back to where it started).
– Read the entire article at Global News.