They're not going down without a fight.
A lawyer has told CBC he has filed applications for a group of prospective cannabis retail store owners who won a lottery to apply for a licence before later being told they were disqualified.
The applicants are off to court today (10am) seeking a judicial review of the lottery process run by the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario.
The agency claims the applicants did not file proper documentation on time, including a $50,000 letter of credit, something the applicants deny.
Among the 11 disqualified applicants are a location in Barrie and three properties in Innisfil just steps away from each other.
An applicant who made the list for a pot store in Collingwood did present the required papers on time.