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Results of the AGCO's Second Cannabis Lottery

By Whitney Abrams | August 21, 2019

The Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario has finally released the results of its second lottery round for cannabis retail this morning.  A total of 4,864 applications were included in the draw, which was a significantly lower amount than the first time around given the more stringent requirements. 

Of the 42 selected applicants:

  • The East Region will see three stores in Innisfil (two being on the same street), one store in Collingwood,  one store in Barrie, one in Ottawa and one in the Kawartha Lakes.
  • The GTA Region will see two stores in Burlington, two in Oshawa, one in Aurora, and one in Stouffvile.
  • The North Region will see one store in each of Thunder Bay, Timmins, North Bay, Sault Ste. Marie, and Kenora.
  • Toronto will get thirteen new stores, with five on Queen St. alone.
  • Lastly, the West region will see one store in Guelph, two in London, one in Hamilton, one in St. Catharines, one in Niagara Falls, one in Stoney Creek, one in Kitchener, and one in each of Ancaster, Windsor, and Welland.

Congratulations to all of the winners of this lottery round!

 

 


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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