Article by Peterborough Examiner
An application has been made for a third legal marijuana store for Peterborough, this time one that wouldn’t be in the downtown.
The Joint Venture Shoppe has applied to the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario to open a store in the former Moksha Hot Yoga location at 550 Lansdowne St. W. Unit 15 in the Heritage Plaza.
The commission has given people until April 28 to comment on the suitability of the location here
Peterborough’s first licensed marijuana store, Growers Retail, was opened April 1 by Huge Shops in the former Classic Rattan store at 225 George St. N. in downtown Peterborough after being selected last August in the province’s lottery system.
A few days later, marijuana stores were deemed non-essential services by the province during the COVID-19 state of emergency but the store is still able to sell through online orders with curbside pickup.
The Happy Dayz chain, which operates a head shop at 291 George St. N. in downtown Peterborough, also applied earlier this year for a licence. The application has gone through the public notice stage and is awaiting a decision from the commission on authorization to open.