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Thursday, September 12, 2019

Cannabis store battle brewing

Orillia | by Ian MacLennan  
Applicants who lost their bid to open a pot shop are seeking a judicial review of the lottery process.

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.

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