The Retail Cannabis Council of Ontario (RCCO) is a nonprofit advocacy group that provides a unified voice for private cannabis retailers across Ontario. Our mandate is to promote and advocate for independent cannabis retailers at all levels of government, and to effect positive change in order to help the industry reach new heights in a fair, safe, and sustainable way.


Advocating For A Prosperous Cannabis Industry in Ontario.

The RCCO undertakes the province’s most pressing policy issues and advocates for proactive, evidence-based solutions that will foster economic growth in the province and expand business opportunities for the independent cannabis industry. As a non-partisan business advocate, we provide a respected voice among government decision-makers – allowing us to represent the interests of independent retailers across Ontario.

Our work is based on the belief that a strong business community is the foundation for a prosperous Ontario Cannabis retail market.

Maintaining Stakeholder Engagement Throughout the Regulatory Process

The RCCO believes that stakeholder engagement is a crucial element of regulatory policy and decision-making at the government level.  As the unified voice for independent cannabis retailers across Ontario, we are dedicated to maintaining a strong presence at all three levels of government in order to ensure that retailers are being consulted prior to any proposed changes to cannabis laws and regulations.

Effecting Positive Change to the Rules & Regulations

As the retail cannabis industry evolves, so too must the laws that affect retailers and consumers evolve. The RCCO aims to serve as a positive advocate for this growth by promoting changes that encourage the elimination of red tape, the eradication of the illegal market, and the promotion of regulations that help make the industry safer and more prosperous. 

About Us

The Voice of Ontario Cannabis Retailers

The RCCO provides a unified voice for independent retailers in the cannabis industry. It was founded in 2021 as a non-profit, member-driven association and is open to all independent retailers across the Province. Today, our membership comprises a diverse cast of independent business owners from different walks of life – each connected by their dedication to the retail cannabis industry.

Our primary focus is to contribute to the growth of Ontario’s cannabis industry in a meaningful way.



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