Article by Graeme Frisque, Brampton Guardian
Brampton might be getting a second cannabis retail store soon.
Kyle Hildebrand was one of 25 people receiving licences in the province’s initial “pot shop lottery” in January, and has applied to Ontario government to open Cannabis 360 at 2933 Queen St. E.
The city announced the licence application in a Facebook post on June 24.
Brampton was the only Peel Region municipality to opt-in to allowing retail cannabis stores in the community, with neighbouring Mississauga and Caledon council both voting to prohibit retail sales.
Ganjika House, located at 186 Main St., opened on April 1 and according to owner Clint Seukeran there does not appear to be any shortage of demand in for the product in Canada’s ninth-largest city.
“I learned a lot of people smoke. I’ve learned the spectrum of the consumer is so broad,” he said in a recent interview looking back on the first couple of months of legal retail weed.
While the application process is underway, the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario said it could not say how long it could take or when residents could expect the shop to open if approved, adding there are still several a number of regulatory hurdles that must be met before that happens.
“We cannot predict a date when the proposed store will open,” said AGCO media spokesperson, Raymond Kahnert.