When cannabis legalized, there were a lot of
questions and a blizzard of logistics to get
licensed retail cannabis shops open on April
1, 2019. While it was a good starting point, re-
tilers quickly began experiencing issues that
needed to be addressed.
As the Retail Cannabis Council of Ontario (RCCO), The Council represents Ontario’s 1500+ licensed cannabis retailers. As such, we strive to support the industry, helping it grow and evolve….
With deliveries still not back to normal nearly three weeks since a cyberattack crippled the Ontario Cannabis Store’s sole warehousing and delivery contractor, retailers and industry insiders say the time’s come to end the province’s monopoly on wholesale weed sales…
Two years after Canada legalized cannabis, it’s become clear that the regulated market isn’t perfect.
Since legalization more than 60 producers have sold into the legal market, over 1,200 licensed pot stores opened their doors and $8.6 billion has been contributed to the Canadian economy. Still, challenges remain.
Eric Foster, a Toronto-based partner at Dentons Canada LLP, plans to tackle those challenges after being tasked with leading Canadian Chamber of Commerce’s industry-led review of the Cannabis Act over the course of the next year.
On December 21, 2020, the Premier of Ontario announced a Provincewide Shutdown which all licensees are required to comply with. The Provincewide Shutdown will go into effect as of Saturday, December 26, 2020, at 12:01 a.m. and is expected to last for 14 days in Northern Ontario and 28 days for the remainder of Ontario. The impacts of these time-limited measures will be evaluated throughout this period to determine if it is safe to lift any restrictions or if they need to be extended.
As a result, Cannabis retailers across the province of Ontario will not be permitted to allow patrons to enter the indoor area of their businesses. To support cannabis retail stores licensed and authorized by the AGCO and cannabis consumers in Ontario, the Government of Ontario is allowing those retail stores to complete sales through delivery and curbside pick-up services.
The Ontario Cannabis Store (OCS) has published A Quarterly Review (October 1 – December 31, 2020) as a resource for Ontario’s entire legal cannabis industry. This document is intended to provide historical key facts and figures for the period between October 1 and December 31, 2020.
Click the button below to view or download the PDF version of the report.