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Ottawa’s First Round of Proposed Pot Shops All Receive Licences

Ottawa’s first round of proposed pot shops all receive licences Fire & Flower Superette Hobo Recreational Cannabis Tweed Alimentation Couche-Tard TAGS: Cannabis

Article by Ottawa Business Journal All three of Ottawa’s proposed pot shops have received operating licences from the province ahead of April 1 – the date retail storefronts will be given the green light to open across Ontario. Ten of the 22 applications filed to open Ontario’s first pot shops have so far received licences from the Alcohol and Gaming ...

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Ontario’s First Legal Pot Shops Won’t Slow Down ‘Robust’ Black Market, Experts Warn

Ontario's first legal pot shops won't slow down 'robust' black market, experts warn Social Sharing Facebook Twitter Reddit LinkedIn Legal pot costs almost 50 per cent more than illicit cannabis, according to a recent Statistics Canada report Nick Boisvert · CBC News Cannabis activists outside a licensed store in Montreal. In April, Ontario will become the final province to allow brick-and-mortar pot shops to operate. (The Associated Press)Rod Elliott, a cannabis industry consultant, said the black market will continue to thrive unless Ontario substantially increases the number of licensed retailers. (Andy Hincenbergs/CBC) Clint Seukeran, the owner of Ganjika House in Brampton, said a consistent supply and fast service will be critical to his store's early success. (Nick Boisvert/CBC)

Article by Nick Boisvert, CBC News With higher prices and relatively few locations, Ontario’s first batch of licensed cannabis stores may have a hard time luring customers away from the province’s thriving black market. Industry experts are warning of those growing pains with just a week to go before Ontario’s first brick-and-mortar pot shops open their doors to the public. ...

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Will Kingston’s ‘Joints’ be Open on Time?

Will Kingston’s ‘joints’ be open on time? By Neil McArtney It's a race against time to get two pot stores in Kingston ready to open on April 1st.

Article by Neil McArtney, Global News It’s a race against time to get two pot stores in Kingston ready to open on April 1. “They are working night and day as far as we can tell. And that is what the neighbour businesses report as well,” says Doug Richie, managing director of the Downtown Kingston BIA. With less than 10 ...

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Windsor Four-Hour Round Trip From Nearest Cannabis Retail Stores

Windsor far removed from nearest cannabis retail stores POSTMEDIA NEWS A cannabis plant approaching maturity is photographed in Fenwick, Ont., on June 26, 2018. TIJANA MARTIN

Article by Windsor Star Six months after Ottawa legalized the drug for recreational purposes, the first batch of cannabis retail stores in Ontario is set to open on April 1. But for Windsor marijuana consumers wanting to access a legal bricks-and-mortar outlet, it will be a four-hour round trip drive to London. And with only 25 stores set to serve ...

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Downtown Shop Liquid Chrome Says They’re Not Out of the Running for Cannabis Licence

Downtown shop says they're not out of the running for cannabis licence 'From my understanding, the hold-up is the fact that the government is behind on their product and merely handing out licences as they are able,' says assistant manager at Liquid Chrome about 21 hours ago by: Shawn Gibson Eric Batters, shown in this file photo, stocks the shelves at Liquid Chrome in downtown Barrie. The local business is still waiting for the right to sell cannabis. Shawn Gibson/BarrieToday

Article by Shawn Gibson, Barrie Today The first wave of the cannabis lottery licences has passed the city by, but the folks at Liquid Chrome in dowtown Barrie say they still have hopes of getting the much-sought-after provincial stamp of approval for carrying a supply of marijuana. The Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO) sent out information to potential cannabis retailers ...

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19 People Face Charges Following MMJ Canada Hamilton Dispensary Raids

19 people face charges following Hamilton dispensary raids 900 CHML By Laura Hampshire Several charges have been laid against 19 people, following raids at illegal dispensaries in Hamilton this week. MMJ Canada

Article by Laura Hampshire, Global News Almost 20 people are facing charges following a series of raids at three illegal cannabis dispensaries in Hamilton. Search warrants were executed at three MMJ Canada locations on Wednesday, when police seized many cannabis products including cannabis oils, edibles, shatter, cannabis shake, vape pens, and cannabis creams. MMJ Canada has locations at George St., ...

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New Excise Tax Structure for Cannabis Concentrates Reflects Industry Wishes

CANNABIS LEGAL TORONTO 20181017 New excise tax structure for cannabis concentrates reflects industry wishes The tax on edibles, beverages will be based on the amount of THC products contain By: Solomon Israel The new excise tax regime will apply to concentrated cannabis products including ingestible oils. (Chris Young) Two branded cannabis oil products, bearing the new officially approved logos and health warnings, stand on display at a Leafly pop up store in Toronto on Wednesday, October 17, 2018, as they mark the first day of legalization of cannabis across Canada. Chris Young

Article by Solomon Israel, Leaf News A special excise tax regime for the next wave of legal cannabis products reflects the wishes of Canada’s licensed cannabis industry, according to two industry lobbyists. The current excise tax applies to dried cannabis bud and cannabis oils meant for oral ingestion, and is paid by cannabis producers when they deliver their products to distributors. The products are taxed at the higher of two ...

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Ontario Rushes To Open 25 Cannabis Stores By April 1 Deadline


Article by Mike O, Cannabis Life Network Even though Canada legalized cannabis over 5 months ago, Ontario won’t have any cannabis stores open until April 1- which means that for 12 more days, the only legal option for citizens of Canada’s most heavily populated province is to buy cannabis off the government-run website. Making matters worse, Ontario’s goal of having 25 ...

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Calgary Leads the Country in Cannabis Retail as City Grapples With Costs

Calgary leads the country in cannabis retail as city grapples with costs MEGHAN POTKINS, CALGARY HERALD Line-ups continue at FOUR20 Premium Market on MacLeod Trail in Calgary on Friday, October 19, 2018. Al Charest/Postmedia City of Calgary graphic illustrating provincially licensed cannabis stores by city. COURTESY / CITY OF CALGARY

Article by Meghan Potkins, Calgary Herald Calgary is leading the country in cannabis retail with 24 licensed pot shops — more than twice as many outlets as the next highest jurisdiction — despite the province’s decision last fall to stop issuing further store licences. “We’ve had remarkably little problem with the retailers here,” Mayor Naheed Nenshi said Thursday. “We have ...

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Little Italy Pot Shop (Loud Head Shop and Paraphernalia) Operators Facing Charges Under Cannabis Control Act

Little Italy pot shop operators facing charges under Cannabis Control Act Police officers carry out marijuana from Loud Head Shop and Paraphernalia after a raid on March 21, 2019. CITYNEWS/Ken Townsend

Article by Toronto CityNews The City of Toronto says charges have been laid against the operators and property owner of an illegal cannabis dispensary in the Little Italy area following a raid on Thursday. Officers from Municipal Licensing and Standard entered Loud Head Shop and Paraphernalia on Bathurst Street around 11:30 a.m. The city says Toronto police were also on scene to ...

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