As Ontario begins to lift pandemic restrictions and open stores again, industry braces for the end of the temporary emergency-order allowing private delivery in the province.
- Last week, I reported a powerful group of lobbyists and REC stores was pressuring Ontario’s Ford government to make delivery permanent.
- This week, Ford signaled his openness to the possibility, as well as to continue allowing bars and restaurants to sell takeout alcohol. (Ford’s populist supporters cheered the idea as a chance to slim government and deregulate.)
Twitter–@RobertBenzie, Toronto Sun, The Province
The BC attorney general’s office reported the Liquor and Cannabis Regulation Branch is considering appeals from REC retailers to sell online and deliver directly to consumers.
Kamloops This Week
British Columbia’s provincial share of federal excise tax revenue hit a record peak in December, 2019 with $2.5M for the provincial coffers, up from $1.7M in November.
MJ Biz Daily
The Department of Veterans’ Affairs spent $77,794,212.57 on MED in 2019, more than the $66.2M the department spent on all 12,000 other drugs combined. Many blame Big Weed.