Arguing the nation needs thousands more REC stores (at least three times as many as today) to effectively combat the legacy market, Fire & Flower launched a pilot project opening two Alberta REC stores adjacent Circle K convenience stores.
BNN Bloomberg, New Cannabis Ventures, Mugglehead
Circle K is a property of Quebec convenience-store monolith Couche Tard, which also owns a controlling stake in Fire & Flower (along with more than 16,000 convenience stores).
Globe and Mail
REC stores are becoming plentiful enough that cities have begun to worry about them again.
- The city council of Prince Albert, SK is voting on a bill to limit the number of REC stores.
Prince Albert Herald
- Two Toronto councillors presented a motion to pause all REC store applications filed after March 10 of this year.
Maple Ridge, BC is now considering relaxing their demand for a 1-km buffer between REC retailers, which, experts hasten to remind us, are usually good for everyone’s business.
City Council Meeting Minutes, Twitter–@TrinaFraser
BC cracked the 200 REC-store mark this week with 205 total, including 16 crown BC Cannabis Stores.