Leafly plans to delist unlicensed marijuana businesses in Canada

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Leafly, one of the biggest marijuana retail listing sites in North America, will allow only licensed cannabis companies in Canada to list on its platforms once adult-use MJ becomes legal next month.

Canadian regulations permit only licensed retailers and delivery services to advertise on technology platforms, Leafly said in a news release.

Beginning Oct. 17, the site will allow only provincially licensed retailers, government retailers and federally licensed producers in Canada to appear on its platform and app.

Businesses that have already received licenses and validated their status with Leafly will not see any changes to their accounts, according to the tech company’s release.

Leafly will deactivate accounts with pending licenses but store current information to enable partners to quickly and easily reactivate their accounts.

Seattle-based Leafly’s website has more than 5.4 million users in Canada.

Another popular cannabis retail listing site, Weedmaps, has clashed with California regulators over its listing of unlicensed marijuana stores.