The LBCO has just announced a working deal with Shopify to use the Canadian e-commerce giant’s platform to sell Cannabis online once the substance is legalized for recreational use across the country on July 1st, 2018. As you probably already know, the LCBO will oversee the legal retail sale of Cannabis in Ontario through stand-alone cannabis stores and online orders.
Shopify will have to work hand in hand with the government to ensure that only legal age residents access products sold through Shopify’s platforms.
Legal online shops that will sell cannabis directly to consumers are expected to launch across the province in July 2018 with the addition of 40 brick-and-mortar stores. The government expects to have around 80 stores in the first year of legalization.