The government of Ontario is taking a new approach to recreational cannabis retail outlets. There will NOT be a limit to the number of stores but rather there will be a limit to the stores a producer can open.
This creates a lot of independent opportunity and seriously handcuffs the producers for the Ontario market. By contrast in Alberta there is a 15% cap for producers.
April 1st is the targeted date for Retail in Ontario and online sales will start on October 17th 2018. The Ontario Alcohol and Gaming commission will grant licences. Feel like starting a retail store and getting into business for yourself? Navigate here to learn about applying AGCO