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 December 8, 2020, the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO) announced it is now doubling the number of Retail Store Authorizations (RSA) issued per month. Through their continued work with the Government of Ontario, the AGCO has now committed to issuing 20 Retail Store Authorizations per week, which doubles the current monthly issuance