Article by City News
The Ontario government has announced where the 25 initial cannabis licences will be allocated across the province.
It was revealed on Thursday the PC government has decided to limit the number of privately-owned cannabis stores that open on April 1, 2019 due to a pot supply shortage in Canada.
Five of those licences will be issued to cannabis retail stores in the Toronto region with an additional six licences given to locations in the GTA, including Peel, Halton, York and Durham regions.
The remaining licences will be distributed across the rest of Ontario. Western Ontario, including London, Niagara and Waterloo, will be allocated seven retail store locations. Two licences will be issued to locations in northern Ontario while the remaining five will be distributed throughout eastern Ontario.