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Details about Ontarios plan to sell and distribute pot once its legalized

TORONTO — The federal government has told provinces to devise their own systems for the sale, distribution and usage of marijuana when it becomes legal next summer. On Friday, Ontario outlined its plan. Here are the details:— The approach is modelled on the Liquor Control Board of Ontario, which regulates the sale of alcohol throughout the province— The proposed minimum age to use, purchase and possess recreational cannabis in Ontario will be 19, the same as the current minimum age for alcohol— The use of recreational marijuana will be prohibited in public places and workplaces— The LCBO will oversee the legal retail of cannabis in Ontario through new stand-alone cannabis stores and an online order service.— LCBO stores selling cannabis won’t be selling alcohol— Approximately 150 stand-alone stores will be opened by 2020, including 40 in July 2018, servicing all regions of the province.— Online distribution will be available across Ontario from July 2018 onward through a site run by the LCBO— Cannabis dispensaries currently operating are illegal and will be shut down with the help of police and municipalities— Police will confiscate small amounts of cannabis from people under the age of 19, but the focus will be on prevention and harm reduction, nor criminal prosecution.— Pricing and taxation decisions will come at a later date— Legislation regulating the control of marijuana will be introduced in the fall read more

Research showcased in new issue of Brock journal

Interviews, book reviews and a number of creative and multimedia pieces are highlights of the most recent issue of The Brock Review.Brock’s Humanities Research Institute publishes the online, open-access journal. The purpose of the journal is “to showcase and highlight new research being done in the field of humanities,” said editor Keri Cronin, assistant professor of Visual Arts.The Brock Review was once a print publication. Going online has made it more accessible for contributors and readers, Cronin said.“We’re definitely getting submissions from all over Canada, the U.S. and Europe now,” she said.The latest issue includes articles such as “Canadian Architecture and Nationalism: From Vernacular to Deco,” “Racing the Curriculum: Refugee Students and the Rhizomatic Model” and “Simply what my work has told me,” an interview with Richard Tuttle.Another issue is planned for the fall. Its the theme is “Animals in Human Society” and it will be co-edited by John Sorenson, professor of Sociology and expert in critical animal studies.Links:• The Brock Review• Brock University’s Humanities Research Institute read more