Ontario Government Opens Market For Private Cannabis Retail

On December 12, 2019, the Ontario Government announced its move to open the market for retail cannabis stores, beginning January 2020. By removing the temporary cap that was placed on the number of private cannabis stores in the province, the Government hopes consumers will be provided with greater choice, convenience and a safe, reliable supply

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Ontario’s Plan to Open the Market for Cannabis Retail

November 6, 2019 – In the 2019 Fall Economic Statement, the Ontario Government announced its plan to lift the cap on the number of retail stores in Ontario and open up the allocation of retail licences to match demand. This fall, the number of legal cannabis retail stores in Ontario is increasing from 25 to

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Ontario Announces Second Phase of Cannabis Retail Store Allocations


July 3, 2019 – The Government of Ontario has officially announced plans to move forward with the second round of cannabis retail store allocations. In support of this announcement, the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO) has released the pre-qualification requirements, application process and timelines for those who are interested in applying for one

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