Municipal

77 Ontario Municipalities Opt out of Cannabis Retail

By Whitney Abrams | January 24, 2019

The deadline for Ontario municipalities to opt out of housing cannabis retail locations within their boundary passed on January 22, 2019, with 77 municipalities opting out.

The lucky 25 retail cannabis lottery winners who were announced on January 11, 2019, had to submit their detailed application for a Retail Operator Licence Application by January 18. These locations will be based in the remaining 337 municipalities separated into five regions:

  • East Region: 5 stores
  • GTA Region: 6 stores
  • North Region: 2 stores
  • Toronto Region: 5 stores
  • West Region: 7 stores

For a full list of municipalities prohibiting or allowing cannabis retail stores, visit:
https://www.agco.ca/cannabis/list-ontario-municipalities-prohibiting-or-allowing-cannabis-retail-stores


Whitney Abrams

Whitney Abrams

Whitney’s work focuses on providing regulatory advice and advocating on behalf of cannabis businesses in the North American market. She is a frequent contributor to Canada Cannabis Legal.
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Comments (3)

  1. Jules:
    Dec 29, 2018 at 12:53 AM

    Fascinating article. Very in depth. My one question is: from where would Canada import cannabis? Are there countries currently exporting cannabis legally? Uraguay seems like the most economical source, although shipping costs could be an issue.

  2. miss lena:
    Feb 24, 2019 at 01:52 PM


    All labels will need to be plain, not appealing to children, and make no health claims. For edibles, there may be no dietary claims, and for topicals, there may be no cosmetic claims. For all of the new product classes, packaging and labelling must not contain any elements that associate the product with an alcoholic beverage, alcohol, or an alcohol brand.

  3. miss lena:
    Feb 24, 2019 at 01:52 PM

    All labels will need to be plain, not appealing to children, and make no health claims. For edibles, there may be no dietary claims, and for topicals, there may be no cosmetic claims. For all of the new product classes, packaging and labelling must not contain any elements that associate the product with an alcoholic beverage, alcohol, or an alcohol brand.






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