Category Archives: stores

More Than 50 New Licensed Cannabis Stores In Application Stage In Hamilton

Several city councillors are voicing concerns about the proliferation of provincially-licensed cannabis stores in Hamilton. Currently, there are about a dozen pot shops in operation throughout the city, but the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario website shows 53 others in the application stage. Ward 8 Coun. John Paul Danko says they are “clustering” to […]

Decision On Potential Privatization Of Cannabis Nb Coming Once Government Sworn In: Higgs

New Brunswick Premier Blaine Higgs says an update on the future of Cannabis NB will be coming soon. “An update on the Cannabis NB RFP process will be available after the new government is sworn in,” Higgs said in a statement on Tuesday. Higgs likely means a decision will come by the time his new […]

B.C. Unveils New Cannabis Sales Programs To Help Small, Indigenous Growers

The B.C. government says it will launch three cannabis programs over the next two years to help small and Indigenous growers compete with larger rivals. A farm-gate program would allow growers to sell their products at stores located at their production sites. Another program would allow small cannabis producers, licensed by Health Canada, to deliver […]

Burlington Finds Its Place In Competitive Cannabis Market

Burlington is carving out its place as one of the go-to destinations for cannabis users in Ontario. And while it may not yet have the distinction of being the country’s cannabis capital – that honour goes to Calgary – with eight licensed stores and more on the way, Burlington has been quick to embrace the […]

Ontario Cannabis Regulator Promises To Double Monthly Store Approvals

Ontario’s cannabis store regulator says it will double the number of shops it authorizes this fall. The Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario says it will step up the pace of its approvals process at the province’s direction. In April, the Ontario government said the AGCO would begin to issue 20 retail store authorizations per […]