Nunavut prepares to permit physical cannabis stores – Nunatsiaq News
Applications for cannabis retail licences will be accepted, starting June 1
19 May 2020
The Government of Nunavut is preparing to allow businesses within the territory to sell recreational cannabis.
Starting June 1, the GN will begin accepting applications for cannabis retail licence applications to operate physical cannabis stores and online stores in Nunavut.
“Allowing licensed private businesses to import and sell cannabis will give Nunavummiut more access to safer legal recreational cannabis,” the government said in a news release on Tuesday, May 19.
“The licensing regime includes strict rules to combat the illegal market and protect Nunavut’s youth. Nunavut’s cannabis legislation and regulations have a broad range of requirements that licensed cannabis retailers must follow.”
Currently, Nunavut only permits two companies—Canopy Growth and AgMedica Bioscience—to sell cannabis to residents through online sales.
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