The list of 14 initial Ontario municipalities that will have stand-alone LCBO cannabis stores by July 2018 has been released:
- Sault Ste. Marie
- Thunder Bay
From a release from the Ministry of Finance and the LCBO:
Staff from the Ministry of Finance and the LCBO will meet with representatives from the identified municipalities over the coming weeks. Discussions will occur about guidelines, the process for store placement, and local interests. The guidelines will achieve government objectives of protecting youth by ensuring stores are not in close proximity to schools while providing access within communities and addressing the illegal market.