Ontario premier Doug Ford's Conservative government is introducing a bill to extend some of its emergency orders for the next year. But private REC retail delivery and pickup will not be included among them. It will end those services.
- The state of emergency in Ontario will expire July 15--and with it goes the temporary order allowing private delivery and curbside pickup options for REC retail.
- A representative of finance minister Rod Phillips said REC stores will be able to reopen provided they abide by social distancing rules.
- REC delivery will again become a monopoly for the Ontario Cannabis Store (and paid shipping will likely return).
- No one in the cannabis space celebrated the move.
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