News Ontario to have 40 marijuana stores open by Canada Day next year SHARE ON: Kenny Trenton, contributor, Monday, Sep. 11th, 2017 Photo: Supplied 40 marijuana stores will be open in Ontario on July 1st of next year. That’s according to a Finance Ministry Spokesperson, who could not confirm if a pot store would be in the county. Marijuana will be legal in Canada by next Canada Day, and Ontario is rolling out framework for its distribution. The L.C.B.O. will oversee the sale of the product at stand-alone stores. Haliburton, Kawartha Lakes, Brock M.P.P. Laurie Scott says the province’s public consultations were not effective. //www.myhaliburtonnow.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/Pot-1.mp3 Scott adds with the legal age being 19-years, it could have repercussions on developing brains. //www.myhaliburtonnow.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/Pot-2.mp3 Ontario plans to open an additional 40 stores by Canada Day of 2019, and have a total of 150 pot shops by 2020.