Article by Mark Giunta, Global News
The first 25 brick and mortar cannabis stores in Ontario are set to open April 1.
Peterborough and the City of Kawartha Lakes qualify for a store based on having a population of more than 50,000 people. Both communities have opted in to allow cannabis stores in the community.
But neither community has been selected by a licensee as of yet.
“I haven’t heard anything recently, no,” said Peterborough mayor Diane Therrien.
“No, we haven’t heard anything yet,” said Cheri Davidson, manager of communications for the City of Kawartha Lakes. “As of our update Friday from the province, there are no successful applicants for the City of Kawartha Lakes.
The east region, which includes both communities, as well as Belleville, Kingston, Ottawa and Barrie, will have five of those stores.
So far, licencees have chosen Kingston and Ottawa. Those applications are now undergoing the 15-day public notice period, where members of the public can file an objection or submission to the site through the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO).