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What Are the Challenges and Opportunities in Ontario’s Budding Cannabis Retail Market?

August 15, 2019

On August 20, 2019, the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario will announce the winners in the province’s Second Allocation Expression of Interest Lottery of retail store authorizations – 42 additional retail licences will be allocated by lottery, with eight more having been allotted to First Nations reserves.

In this video interview with BNN Bloomberg, Blakes Associate Chris Nyberg from our cannabis team discusses what applicants need to know about Ontario's second cannabis retail lottery to secure a licence and increase their chances of success launching and operating a cannabis retail store in the province. Read our July 2019 Blakes Bulletin: Second Retail Lottery in Ontario: Tricks and Traps for Applicants for a more detailed overview of Ontario’s second lottery.

For further information, please contact a member of our Cannabis group.