Overview of Cannabis Retail Across Canada It’s been a few years since the first legal cannabis retail store opened its doors in Canada. Upon legalization of cannabis, each province and territory established its own unique regulatory framework to manage the distribution and sale of recreational cannabis within their jurisdiction. As a result, each province and
This year marked the opportunity for federally licensed cannabis cultivators or processors to sell cannabis products on site. With the advent of farmgate cannabis sales, consumers now have the option to go directly to a license holder’s location to purchase cannabis products. Farmgate cannabis retail is still in its infancy stage. Some common questions we
Congratulations! You have submitted your Retail Store Authorization (RSA) and you are now one step closer to operating your cannabis retail store in Ontario. As applications are processed in the order they are received, and the duration of the review period depends on the complexity of your application, there will definitely be a waiting period.
On May 13th, the Ontario Cannabis Store (OCS) announced to authorized cannabis retailers its new plan to allow licensed producers of cannabis to sell directly to cannabis retailers in Ontario. This new “flow-through” program will be introduced by late summer 2021 and will allow cannabis retailers to order products not stocked in the OCS warehouse.
On April 7, 2020, the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO) announced it is now authorizing cannabis retail stores in Ontario to offer delivery and curbside pick-up services due to the COVID-19 outbreak. This new temporary measure is the result of an emergency order introduced by the Ontario Government to help fight the illegal