Article by StratCann
Ontario’s second cannabis farmgate store opened this week, located on the outskirts of Toronto near Toronto Pearson International Airport.
The Royal Cannabis Supply Co, a retail store connected to Medz Cannabis a federally licensed producer, opened its doors officially on July 8. Medz is the second cannabis producer to have opened a farmgate location on the same site as their facility. The first was Thrive Cannabis in Simcoe, which opened on April 20 of this year.
The Royal Cannabis Supply is the first of such cannabis farmgate licences in the Greater Toronto Area, close to not only a major airport, but also to Humber College and York University.
A so-called “cannabis farmgate” retail location operates like any other licensed retailer in Ontario but has the ability to sell its own product on-site. This provides for a quicker turnaround time from harvest to shelf, since products are not required to be sent to the provincial distribution warehouse run by the Ontario Cannabis Store.