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HOW DOES ONTARIO REC RETAIL WORK NOW?

Ontario’s REC Retailers were overjoyed they’ll be able to operate during the pandemic, as the first private stores in Canada allowed to deliver their own product. Then came the details: like every other set of regulations in the industry, they’re demanding.
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  • Products must not be picked up inside existing stores (which remain closed to customers), meaning only retailers with access to an outdoor area in which to set up a curbside pick-up station will be able to offer curbside pickup. Lawyers recommend REC retailers consult with their landlords and insurance brokers.
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  • All products must be fully paid, without cash, online by phone prior to delivery or pickup. This may present a challenge for some platforms.
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  • Deliveries may only serve residential addresses.
  • Retailers must hire their own delivery staff (who have completed the $65 CannSell certification program), and may not hire a third-party delivery service.

Reducing COVID-19 risks to employees and customers is also a critical consideration.
New York Times

  • In a Twitter thread, security expert David Hyde laid out a series of security priorities and concerns REC retailers may need to consider.
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