This was supposed to be an exciting time for REC retail in Ontario. The provincial regulator is hurriedly approving a new wave of stores at the same time as long delayed licensees from the second August REC retail lottery were finally ready to open. The sector excitedly anticipated the surge of new stores to begin this week–now in the middle of a pandemic and economic crisis.
- Drive-thru cannabis stores are not allowed, but some business owners who’ve been delayed for months say they can’t wait any longer: they’ll open stores and welcome shoppers, pandemic or not.
- Province-wide third-party delivery (as is available in Manitoba and Saskatchewan) may be inevitable in Ontario, perhaps on an accelerated schedule due to the outbreak.
Want to work for the first micro-cultivator to bring REC to market? North 40 Cannabis in northern Saskatchewan is looking for a trimmer willing to relocate. NB. “Own RV an asset or be willing to sleep on cots. Must have the desire to sever all ties with the outside world. TP and benefits included. Preference given to those who like wild game and fish.”
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The United Food and Commercial Workers Union (UFCW Canada) representing WeedMD workers in Ontario has called the LP to the bargaining table to hammer out a contract with 250 workers at WeedMD’s Mount Brydges production facility.