Cannabis Canada: This is where Ontario's next 42 pot stores could be

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Windsor applicant chosen in Ontario's second cannabis retail store lottery

The North Bay lottery victor is Lorne J. Fine, a Toronto divorce lawyer, and the proposed store location is the Nipissing Plaza, 390 Lakeshore Drive, Suite 3.

On Wednesday (August 21), the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO) announced the results of the province's second cannabis store lottery - and a proposed store on the border of Kawartha Lakes and Peterborough County is on the list.

11537628 Canada Inc., with the proposed location at 685 River Park Rd.

London and Windsor came up big in Ontario's second legal pot shop lottery, with Windsor seeing its first successful application to sell marijuana and London adding two more.

Justin Farbstein, with the proposed location at 1869 Riverside Dr.

Both Waterloo Region and Guelph were passed over in the first lottery.

The AGCO has notified the 42 selected applicants that they may now apply for a cannabis Retail Operator Licence and a Retail Store Authorization. Marie, Thunder Bay and Timmins.

Out of the handful of stores chosen for the GTA region, only one is in Durham. Applicants had to demonstrate they had secured retail space for a store, and that they had sufficient capital to operate a store.

The AGCO held its lottery Tuesday, which included 4,864 eligible expressions of interest - including 181 entries in North Bay - and was overseen by a third-party monitor.

The 42 new shops are expected to start opening in October.

On July 3 the Government of Ontario announced 50 new cannabis retail store authorizations would be made available.

According to the licence application provided by AGCO, the Windsor store is proposed to be located at 545 Ouellette Ave. Applicants on the Wait List will be moved to the selected list if those ahead of them are found to be ineligible for a licence/authorization or are otherwise disqualified. "That's a outcome of them setting up a system where essentially the applicants could decide where the store location was going to be and then because it's subject to a draw you're essentially leaving it to chance".

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