Many cannabis buyers are still hazy on which recreational brands are associated with certain licensed producers. Canada Cannabis Legal created a handy list to assist in decoding the legal recreational brands available and in making informed choices.
As the clock strikes midnight on October 17, recreational cannabis will officially be legal across Canada. Legalization will take effect at midnight in each province’s time zone rather than at a single time across the country.
On October 10, 2018, the Canadian Securities Administrators (“CSA”) published Staff Notice 51-357 Staff Review of Reporting Issuers in the Cannabis Industry.
The Department of Finance Canada introduced a set of draft Regulatory and Legislative Proposals relating to the Taxation of Cannabis
Online: October 17 – 12:01 am www.bccannabisstores.com
October 17, 2018 - 10 am
One government-run store:
B.C. Cannabis Stores
Columbia Place Shopping Centre Kamloops
Mon-Thur - 10 am to 9 pm
Fri & Sat - 10 am to 10 pm
Sun - 11 am to 6 pm
Provincial regulations allow sales from 9 am to 11 pm seven days per week.
More retail locations are expected to open in the following months.
October 17 - 12:01 am Delta 9 - www.delta9.ca
National Access Cannabis Corp/META Cannabis Supply Co. - www.metacannabis.com
Up to 4 retail locations. The LGCA of Manitoba has said “..as of Oct. 11, no stores have received the license required to sell to the public.”
Delta 9 Osbourne Village Winnipeg
META Cannabis Supply Co. 3 locations in Winnipeg, locations not disclosed
October 17 – 12:01 am http://shopcannabisnl.com
October 17 – 9 am
24 private retail stores will be open at 9 am on October 17. To celebrate the occasion some select stores will open at 12:01 am – 2 am and then re-open at 9 am. Regular store hours will be between 9 am – 2 am thereafter.
Online: October 17 Government-run site is not yet announced.
Five government-run liquor stores. Private retailers are expected in December 2018.
Hours per store location.
October 17- 10 am myNSLC.com/Cannabis
An access code is required for the NSLC’s cannabis website – every time. You must get a code and card at physical NSLC locations with photo ID.
October 17 11 stores within existing NSLC liquor store, 1 standalone store - all government-run.
Not expected by October 17
No physical retail locations
April 1, 2019 - Privately-run retail stores TBD
October 17 – 12:01 am https://peicannabiscorp.com
October 17 – 9 am – 10 pm
PEI Cannabis - 3 government retail stores on Oct 17.
Regular hours: Mon – Sat - 9 am to 10 pm; Sun - noon to 5 pm
85 Belvedere Ave On
Oct 17 – opens 8 am
509 Main Street
425 Granville Street
Saskatchewan will rely solely on the private market for cannabis distribution – details have not been released on which providers will be ready for online retail on Oct 17.
Approximately 1/3 of 51 private retail stores will be open with hours ranging (by legislation) from 8 am – 3 am.
Stores must be open for a minimum of 6 hours 5 days/wk.
We could not find a current list of stores that will be open.
October 17 – 12:01 am www.CannabisYukon.org
October 17 One government-run store.
Whitehorse: 120B Industrial Road
On November 27, 2018, the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (“AGCO”) published its initial chapters for the Cannabis Retail Regulation Guide (the “Cannabis Guide”). The Cannabis Guide is intended to provide applicants of retail cannabis licenses with a brief overview of the retail scheme that will begin on April 1, 2019, and the application process for retail cannabis licenses.
This evening, after much anticipation, Ontario’s government announced the proclamation of its new cannabis regulations. The Cannabis License Act, 2018, and its regulations, are now officially in force.
On October 16, Markham’s City Council held a special meeting and, by a unanimous vote of 11-0, passed the “Cannabis By-Law”. The By-Law bans the smoking or vaporizing of cannabis in public places within the City of Markham, limiting consumption to private residences.
While there are many elements of the legalization of recreational cannabis that remain to be determined, the one thing that is clear is that the opportunities for entrepreneurs to enter the industry are plentiful