Article by Oriena Vuong, Global News
Ameri, Toronto’s second and much-anticipated legal cannabis store, opened its doors to customers in Yorkville on Sunday.
The store is the second to open in the city and one of five licences allocated for Toronto by the Ontario government, with the Hunny Pot Cannabis Co. being the first store to open on Monday.
Although they missed the April 1st deadline and some computer glitches caused them to start half an hour later than intended Sunday, the staff at Ameri were relieved to finally see the store open for business.
“It’s been a long haul,” said Rob, a store manager at Ameri. The company has a policy whereby staff only provide their first names, due to concerns of facing issues at the Canada-U.S. border.
Rob said the store went through many challenges including issues with leasing, financing, and security protocols that delayed their opening date.