200 cannabis shops authorized by Calgary, much more than BC, Ontario & Quebec combined


The quantity of city-authorized cannabis shops in Calgary surpassed 200 this week, when the province has licensed 63 of these to open their doors to prospects.

The city’s shop approvals exceed Ontario, British Columbia and Quebec combined, the 3 most-populous provinces in the nation.

Professionals say Calgary really should be noticed as an instance for other municipalities in Canada when it comes to regulating adult-use cannabis shops.

The city has not set a limit on the quantity of shops it plans to license, the Calgary Herald reported.

British Columbia, which got off to a slow start out, has issued permits for 104 areas.

Quebec’s government-run shop network, Société Québécoise du Cannabis, lists 21 stores on its internet site.

The Ontario Progressive Conservative government’s rollout of its network of privately-owned shops has been sharply criticized, resulting in only 24 outlets opening so far. (A judge paused the licensing method for the newest shop lottery winners, pending a hearing for disqualified candidates subsequent week.)

The slow rollout of shops across Canada contributed to disappointing sales in the early months of legalization in most provinces.

Having said that, sales began to rebound when Ontario opened its initially shops in the spring.

According to the newest information from Statistics Canada, sales across the nation surpassed 100 million Canadian dollars ($75 million) for the initially time in July.

Ontario continued to lead with sales of CA$29 million, followed by Quebec (CA$21.7 million) and Alberta (CA$21.three million).

British Columbia’s sales enhanced to CA$five.five million, decrease than Nova Scotia’s CA$five.eight million.

Statistics Canada’s month-to-month sales by province are obtainable right here.


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