Cannabis Council of Canada Pleased Legislation Tabled In Ontario to Allow For Competitive, Responsible Private Cannabis Retail

OTTAWA, ONTARIO – September 27th, 2018 – The Cannabis Council of Canada (“C3 or Cannabis Canada”) is pleased that the Ontario government today tabled enabling legislation that will allow for the creation of a responsible regulated cannabis retail system for adult consumers.

“We look forward to working with the Government of Ontario and the wider cannabis community to build out a retail system that meets the needs of Ontario cannabis consumers and all stakeholders. Bill 36 represents a marked improvement to the system proposed by the previous government and is a significant step forward in building a truly competitive legal cannabis retail system”, said Allan Rewak C3 Executive Director.

The proposed legislation would allow for point of sale for adult use cannabis at licensed cultivation facilities, which have a proven track record of zero diversion and compliance with all relevant regulations.

The Cannabis Council of Canada is committed to working with the Ontario government as the bill goes through committee and the regulatory developmental process to build a world leading retail program.

“With 63 ACMPR approved cultivation facilities in the province, and more than one-third of the Canadian population, Ontario is likely to be Canada’s largest cannabis market. Our Association is excited to play our part in helping the government achieve its vision of a safe, secure and responsible cannabis retail system,” said John Fowler, C3 Vice Chair (Adult Use).

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About the Cannabis Council of Canada

The Cannabis Council of Canada is the leading organization of Canada’s Licensed Producers of Medical Cannabis under Health Canada’s Access to Cannabis for Medical Purposes Regulations (ACMPR).

The Council’s mission is to act as the national voice for our members in their promotion of industry standards; support the development, growth and integrity of the regulated cannabis industry; and serve as an important resource on issues related to the safe and responsible use of cannabis for medical and non-medical purposes.

Members of the Cannabis Council of Canada share a philosophy of both patient-centric care and improved public health, and are committed to product safety and quality, secure and reliable access and the promotion of the safe and healthful use of cannabis.

Further Information

Allan Rewak
Executive Director
The Cannabis Council of Canada
allan.rewak@cann-can.ca
+1 (647) 206-1231