We are pleased to assist with Ontario retail license applications to the AGCO (Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario).
Paul Lewin and Jack Lloyd, together with a professional team of retail consultants are available to assist with the process of obtaining a license to sell cannabis at retail in Ontario. The federal government passed the Cannabis Control Act, that legalized recreational Cannabis use across Canada.
If you are looking into Cannabis Retail licensing, below is a brief summary of important up-to-date legislation announcements with useful links for prospective retail applicants in Ontario.
- Bricks-and-mortar retail stores are now open for business. Licensing is issued by the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO).
- There is no cap on the amount of licenses the AGCO will distribute, but municipalities can set “concentration limits” on how many stores can be within a respective distance of one-another, and away from schools.
- Ontario’s current government allows for Cannabis smoking everywhere cigarettes are allowed, the exception being motorized vehicles (similar to open-drinking laws in Cars and Boats).
- Government-run Ontario Cannabis Store (OCS’s) are the only legal online Cannabis retailer, and the sole product distributor for bricks-and-mortar retail stores throughout the province.
- The Cannabis Licence Act regulates the operations and licensing of cannabis retailers in Ontario.