Category Archives: store

Welland’s First Legal Cannabis Store Delivering To Homes During Lockdown

Welland’s first legal cannabis dispensary served about 100 customers on its first day of business. In April 2019 Sessions Cannabis opened the first store of its kind in Hamilton and since then has established another in that city, as well as locations in Toronto, Collingwood and Cambridge. Stores in Orillia, Oshawa, North York and Windsor […]

COVID-19 Christmas No Plague for Cannabis Retailers

Many pot retailers in the province say the UCP’s government’s decision to designate cannabis and liquor stores as essential during the spring pandemic saved many of the fledgling outlets. Alberta’s cannabis retailers have weathered the COVID-19 storm and now boast a more potent stocking stuffer stash than a year ago, say those in the sector. […]

Sessions, A ‘pothead’s Dream Store,’ Opens Doors In West Orillia

Co-founder and CEO says new Orillia story is ‘a great opportunity to open in this thriving area that is growing quite rapidly’. After receiving their government dispensary licence Wednesday morning, Sessions Cannabis opened its doors at 30 Diana Dr. in Orillia. The Orillia location is the 43rd store to fall under the Sessions brand and […]

Lack Of Legal Cannabis In B.C.’s ‘access Deserts’ Is Helping Illicit Market Thrive, Retailers Say

12 municipalities, including Surrey, Burnaby, Richmond and Delta, still don’t have a storefront for legal weed. Across a large swath of B.C.’s South Coast, there lies an area cannabis industry insiders have dubbed an access desert. It’s a group of municipalities that — two years after legalization — still doesn’t have legal cannabis retailers within […]

Cannabis Customers Have Been Complaining Ontario’s Pot Is ‘Too Dry’

More than two years after the legalization of cannabis in Canada, the majority of Ontarians consuming pot still buy it from the illegal market because they find it offers better quality, according to Ontario’s auditor general. Bonnie Lysyk’s annual report found that the underground market represent about 80 per cent of cannabis sales in Ontario […]

Local Barber Hangs Up His Scissors And Opens A Family Cannabis Shop

In this Following Up feature we return to the former Good Times Hairstyles now the CANJA cannabis shop on Surrey Street where getting buzzed has taken on new significance. When GuelphToday last spoke to local barber Lore Bortolon in June 2017 he was celebrating 20 years at his shop, Good Times Hairstyles, on Surrey Street […]

Coronavirus: Cannabis Retailers Plead With Ontario To Allow Reopening In Lockdown Zones

They’re considered essential but you will not find anyone inside pot shops in Toronto and Peel Region, the provinces two lockdown zones. “All we’re asking for is an opportunity to do right by our customers in the community, have a consistent playing field and, you know, honestly, if the government was running cannabis stores, I […]

Former Blackberry Executive Pivots To Weed, Set To Open Cannabis Store In Kitchener, Ont.

“The irony is that cannabis has been demonized, while the excessive consumption of alcohol, a literal poison, is celebrated. This is why we believe strongly in the normalization and de-stigmatization of cannabis.” Owen Allerton, a former director with Blackberry, says that while alcohol is commonplace in corporate environments despite its harms, cannabis still carries a […]

Caledonia’s First Cannabis Shop Set To Open Nov. 21

It’s no longer a niche market, but Lolly is set to become Caledonia’s first cannabis shop — and it’s a family affair. Co-founders Danielle Braemer and her uncle, Dan Marazzato were originally set to go once the building inspection was approved earlier this summer, only to be informed they needed further retail store authorization from […]

Shawn Kemp, Ex-NBA Great, To Open Cannabis Dispensary In Seattle

Ex-hoops star is going green & hopes to ‘inspire’ legal marijuana industry. Shawn Kemp, the former six-time NBA All-Star and three-time All-NBA selection, is set to open a cannabis dispensary in Seattle next week. Kemp, who starred with the Seattle Supersonics from 1989 to 1997 and battled Michael Jordan’s Chicago Bulls in the 1996 NBA […]