Ontario has hit a brand new ‘highstone’ of 1,000 authorized hashish shops, with a kind of zeroes represented by Mississauga.
The Ontario Hashish Retailer just lately introduced that the variety of pot outlets which have opened during the last 2½ years has hit quadruple digits. The Metropolis of Mississauga is the third-largest metropolis in Ontario and the most important within the Higher Toronto and Hamilton Space that doesn’t allow hashish shops to function. Hashish grew to become authorized in Canada in 2018, and provincially regulated shops started opening in April 2019.
The Metropolis of Mississauga has handed on permitting the shops to function twice. The latest occasion was in June when metropolis councillors voted 8-4 towards permitting the shops to open. It’s price noting that, in contrast to with different retail shops, municipalities don’t have any management in zoning guidelines.
The place, and whether or not a retailer can open is totally as much as a provincial company.
Neighbouring Brampton has seven hashish outlets. One just lately opened location, Chamba Hashish, even has a touch-and-learn station the place prospects can look, scent and study in regards to the flower strains on show.
About 250 hashish outlets are situated in Toronto. Amongst cities with populations between 400,000 and 1 million, Hamilton has 35 pot outlets, Ottawa has 30 and London has 17, in response to the OCS retailer locator.
Brampton, whose inhabitants is over 600,000, would possibly truly be underserved in comparison with some smaller Ontario cities. It has the identical variety of pot outlets as Peterborough, whose inhabitants is simply 84,000. It additionally has fewer outlets than each Kingston (9, for 136,000 folks) and Guelph (additionally 9, for 135,000).
Formally, the 1,000th hashish retailer to pen in Ontario was 6 of Spade within the Little Portugal neighbhourhood (1278 Dundas St. W.).
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— Ontario Hashish Retailer (@ONCannabisStore) August 20, 2021
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