Ontario Dispensaries to Remain Open During Coronavirus-Related Business Shutdown

It seems marijuana stores in Canada’s capital province of Ontario will remain open for now in the wake of the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus pandemic. A report in BNN Bloomberg, citing a pair of sources “directly familiar with the matter,” says that dispensaries will not fall under the category of “non-essential businesses” that are being shut down beginning just after midnight on Tuesday, March 24.

On Monday, Ontario Premier Doug Ford mandated the temporary shutdown, a measure that will last for 14 days. The ban could be extended, depending on how the situation with the coronavirus develops in the province.

According to the statement, a complete list of “essential” businesses will be published and disseminated on Tuesday. No mention was made of cannabis companies.

– Read the entire article at The Motley Fool.

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