Cannabis Retail Legislation Welcome News for Small Business and Public SafetySeptember 27, 2018
(Toronto, September 27, 2018) – Today, Rocco Rossi, President and CEO of the Ontario Chamber of Commerce (OCC) released the following statement in response to the new cannabis legislation, Cannabis Statute Law Amendment Act, 2018, being introduced to the Ontario Legislature today.
“Today’s bill is welcome news for businesses of all sizes across the province. We support the government’s commitment to a strict licensing regime that will protect young people and combat illicit crime. Safety and social responsibility must be the priority of any distribution system.
“The OCC has advocated for a private-sector, licensing-based, and locally-oriented approach for the distribution of recreational cannabis since commitments for legalization were made by the federal government in 2016. We look forward to continuing our work with the Government of Ontario during their consultation process.”
– 30 –
For more information please contact:
Ceara Copps – Edwards
Ontario Chamber of Commerce