Article by Sudbury.com
People in Northern Ontario are going to have to wait a bit longer yet to visit their neighbourhood cannabis store.
The person in charge of the Marcus Drive store – one of two cannabis retailers set to open this month — said Tuesday it’s extremely unlikely the store will open Friday as originally hoped.
“At the moment we are still waiting for our license to be issued,” Eddie Grinberg said in an email. “It does not look like we will be open by April 5, but I will advise you once we receive the license and the opening date (is) known.”
The Highlife outlet was eligible to open April 1, one of 25 cannabis outlets approved by the province for the first round of stores. But the province is behind in issuing operating licences, and as of Tuesday evening, just 12 of the 25 have received them.
Grinberg had hoped the delay would only be a few days, and they would be ready to open this Friday. But they are still waiting.
The second store slated for Sudbury, a Canna Cabana outlet on Long Lake Road, is also waiting for its licence.