MISSISSAUGA, Ont. – Ontario wants to permanently give private cannabis retailers the option to offer curbside delivery and collection.
The proposal is part of a wide-ranging bill introduced in the legislature on Thursday with the goal of cutting red tape.
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Cannabis stores received a temporary permit to allow delivery and collection during the pandemic.
The government says the proposed change will allow retailers to continue to support physical distancing and other public health measures.
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Other temporary pandemic measures the government is seeking to extend in its proposed legislation include swiftly following up on applications for licensed patio spaces and improving access to virtual government and other services.
Raj Grover, CEO of cannabis retailer High Tide Inc., welcomed the news, saying that cannabis retailers have proven that home delivery can be done safely.
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