The Canadian Government“s "Proposed Regulations Amending the Cannabis Regulations (New Classes of Cannabis) and Proposed Order Amending Schedules 3 and 4 to the Cannabis Act," which would add three new classes of cannabis that could be legally sold by federal licence holders and provincially and territorially authorized distributors and retailers. Those three new classes would be: “edible cannabis”, “cannabis extracts”, and “cannabis topicals”.
During the flurry of cannabis regulation, Health Canada continuously stated its promise to ensure that a framework for edibles, extracts and topicals is in place by October 17, 2019.
The Canadian Government“s "Proposed Regulations Amending the Cannabis Regulations (New Classes of Cannabis) and Proposed Order Amending Schedules 3 and 4 to the Cannabis Act" will add three new classes of cannabis that could be legally sold by federal licence holders and provincially and territorially authorized distributors and retailers. Those three new classes would be: “edible cannabis”, “cannabis extracts”, and “cannabis topicals”.
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.
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
This afternoon, the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (“AGCO”) released its rules for its Cannabis Retail Store Licensing Expression of Interest Lottery (the “Lottery”).
Since the AGCO’s first announcement about the private retail process in Ontario, aspiring private cannabis retailers in Ontario anxiously awaited December 17th, the day upon which the AGCO formerly stated it would release its application process. On December 13, just before “application release day” the government announced its new lottery process as a new way to allocate cannabis retail licenses in a “phased approach”.
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.
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