Article by Teviah Moro, The Hamilton Spectator
A second application for a legal marijuana retail outlet in Hamilton has reached the provincial government’s authorization stage.
The prospective operator of Hello Cannabis Store hopes to open at 57 Cootes Dr., a small commercial plaza in Dundas.
If approved, the west end store, along with Canna Cabana Hamilton at the Centre on Barton in the east end, would book end the city with two government-sanctioned cannabis retail outlets.
Santino J. Coppolino is listed on the Alcohol and Gaming Commission’s website as the applicant behind Hello Cannabis Store. He couldn’t be reached for comment Wednesday.
But Steven Fry, the applicant behind Canna Cabana, said he welcomes the competition.
“I think it’s a good distance away and I think it creates healthy competition for the Hamilton market.”