What legal weed will mean for two small Ontario communities – TVO

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What legal weed will mean for two small Ontario communities – TVO

by ahnationtalk on August 10, 20187 Views

The pot industry has been a boon to Smiths Falls and to Tyendinaga Mohawk Territory — but while legalization is likely to help one community, it could harm the other

SMITHS FALLS — Long before reports came out suggesting that Doug Ford’s Progressive Conservative government would turn to a private-retail model for cannabis sales, two eastern Ontario communities had hitched their wagons to the budding industry.

We don’t yet know much about the government’s plans, but we do know one thing for certain: legal cannabis is coming, and it will create economic winners and losers throughout the province.

Potential winners include companies such as Canopy Growth Corporation — already considered the largest cannabis company in the world — which is expecting further growth once recreational cannabis is legalized on October 17.

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