Public cannabis to follow tobacco smoke rules

TORONTO — Ontario will allow recreational cannabis smoking to be permitted in the same places as tobacco.

Regulatory decisions were announced Wednesday and Conservatives say they are loosening the rules of the previous Liberal government.

Retail stores will not be capped when the private cannabis retail market opens in October. Municipalities have until January to opt out of hosting the stores.

The Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario will regulate the market giving it the power to grant and revoke licenses as well as enforce provincial rules on cannabis sales.

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