The Ontario government extended its temporary emergency order allowing private REC retailers to deliver directly to customers and offer curbside pickup. The emergency order has been extended to May 19.
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- Not all retailers yet offer delivery services, but every week more stores announce it. (This week it was Tokyo Smoke.)
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- Crown REC retailer the Ontario Cannabis Store, which previously held the monopoly on delivery in the province, is expanding its three-day direct-to-door delivery service to Ottawa.
- Ample Organics CEO John Prentice called for LPs to be allowed to sell REC direct to consumers as they do MED.
As of last week, 274 prospective REC stores had entered the public notice period in Ontario..
- Ottawa, which spent most of the first legal year with only three REC stores, has 20 new locations proposed.
The province continues granting Retail Store Authorizations (some of which are conditional) at a striking pace, authorizing seven stores last week, and five within the first two days of this week.
For those wondering how the AGCO is handling REC store franchising, lawyer Chad Finkelstein broke down the nuances of owning a REC franchise in a Twitter thread.