Illegal dispensaries a threat to Ottawa’s pot plan

On Monday Premier Kathleen Wynne declared that, should the new federal government make good on its promise to legalize marijuana, it “makes sense” for the LCBO to be the distribution mechanism for the sale of non-medical cannabis.

While the merits of that idea are open to debate, the conversation may be irrelevant as the federal government’s window of opportunity to properly regulate non-medical cannabis is rapidly closing.

Since 2014, the number of “medical” marijuana (emphasis on the scare quotes) dispensaries opening in…

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