Ontario judge grants cannabis store licensing stay, rejected applicants seek review

An Ontario judge has paused the licensing process for the province’s latest round of cannabis retail stores.

Superior Court Justice David Corbett granted a two-week stay, which was requested by a group of 11 people who won the government’s licence lottery but were later disqualified.

The 11 applicants are requesting a judicial review of their rejection, as well as the procedures involved in the lottery that has been used to grant all Ontario’s cannabis retail licences.

The Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario said last month the group had failed to meet a deadline to file documents required for their applications to proceed. The group disputes that finding.

READ MORE HERE: globalnews.ca/news/5894908/group-disqualified-pot-shop-application-wants-licensing-halted/
By Paola Loriggio The Canadian Press Global News.

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