Article by CBC News
Almost a month and a half after the planned opening date, Highlife’s doors remain closed.
Highlife was supposed to open on April 1 and was set to be northern Ontario’s first brick and mortar cannabis store.
However, it seems that delay after delay have kept the doors closed and the owner, Anton Lucic wondering what’s going on.
Lucic doesn’t know exactly why he hasn’t been issued a licence yet.
“They say they’re still doing their due diligence but that’s really all I know. I don’t have a concrete date yet,” he said.
According to the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario, a Retail Operator Licence will only be issued to store owners once all due diligence has been done. After receiving that licence, stores can start to order cannabis from the Ontario Cannabis Store. A Retail Store Authorization will be issued once a final store inspection has been done.