New pot stores fined $12,500 for not opening April 1
Published Friday, April 12, 2019 9:12AM EDT Last Updated Tuesday, April 16, 2019 8:18AM EDT
Sudbury's first retail cannabis store, Highlife, in New Sudbury (Alana Everson/CTV Northern Ontario)
The backers of two cannabis retails outlets in Sudbury have been fined by the province for not opening on time.
Owners of Highlife and Canna Cabana Sudbury were each fined $12,500 for not opening by the government mandated deadline of April 1.
They're just two of a dozen outlets fined by the province's Alcohol and Gaming Commission.
As set out in the expression of interest lottery rules, applicants could face incremental fines for delays in opening:
- $12,500 on April 1, 2019
- $12,500 on April 15, 2019
- $25,000 on April 30, 2019
The people behind Highlife say they are waiting for the finishing touches to their application.
Canna Cabana Sudbury operators say they are aiming for an April 20th opening.