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Jennawae Cavion

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The Importance of Competition

Why a monopoly is bad for customers and the viability of any cannabis business involved.

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Time to end Ontario’s legal cannabis monopoly, industry says

“It’s really scary to have your entire livelihood in the hands of people who are pointing fingers at other people,” she said.

She accused OCS of keeping retailers in the dark, and was pointed in her response to the Ontario Finance Ministry’s assertions that wholesale deliveries have been “back to normal” for nearly a week.

“I still haven’t received a full order yet — we received 30 cases last week which are long gone now, and now we’re waiting for our next order, so no things are not ‘back to normal,’ and we’re not going to be back to normal until October, if we’re lucky,” said Cavion, who is also executive director of NORML Canada.

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Ontario cannabis shops low on supply as OCS experiences distribution delays

“We have an opportunity to be the prototype, we have an opportunity to show other countries how federal legalization can work,” Cavion said.

Cavion, who is also executive director of the National Organization for Reform of Marijuana Laws, says this issue will be on the agenda at the next meeting.

“Really what we’re going to be advocating for is a backup plan for next time, because this is ridiculous,” she said.

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