Article by Blair Adams, Kitchener Today
It still hasn’t been approved, but a big name in the cannabis industry is now behind a proposed legal cannabis store for Kitchener.
Meta Growth plans to help operate the store at 589 Fairway Road South.
It announced Thursday it has entered into an agreement with Patricia Gertrude Donnelly, one of the winners of the province’s cannabis store lottery.
The location would be independently owned and operated by the winner, with Meta Growth acting as a consulting partner and service provider for a term running five years.
Meta anticipates it will be the first legal cannabis store to open in the city, but it’s still subject to regulatory approval by the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario.
“The Kitchener store is an opportunity to introduce the city’s cannabis consumers to the new Meta Cannabis Co. brand,” Meta Growth CEO, Mark Goliger said in a release. “With our first to market advantage in the region, combined with our newly announced Toronto META location, we have a solid foundation for a successful rollout of META stores across the province.”
Meta also recently entered into an agreement with a lottery winner for a store in Toronto.