Article by Kevin Nielsen, Global News
By the end of the month, cannabis users in Kitchener will finally be able to shop local.
Meta Cannabis Co. announced on Thursday that it will open a cannabis store on Fairview Road on Feb. 28.
The store will open its doors at noon with an official grand opening getting underway at 4 p.m.
The announcement comes just a day after Waterloo region’s first pot shop was opened in Cambridge as a franchise under Canopy Growth’s Tokyo Smoke label.
The new store will be the second one for Meta Cannabis Co. in Ontario, which has already has 35 stores open across the country under various banners.
“Kitchener is a big win because we get to be the first store there which I’m sure is going to make a lot of cannabis customers happy very soon,” Meta Cannabis Co. vice president of marketing Matt Ryan.
In addition to the aforementioned stores, a third store is also on its way on King Street in Waterloo although it has not announced when.
The Ontario Cannabis Store also announced that it will offer same-day delivery service to some addresses in Waterloo region.
Ryan sees the quickly-growing market as healthy, at least for consumers who have been underserviced in the past.
“We’re probably a far ways away from market saturation,” he said.“I mean, if you look at a market like Toronto, for example, [which is] still way underserviced compared to what demand is for from consumers.”