Cannabis storefronts open in Canada’s largest market


The first bricks and mortar retail cannabis stores opened in Ontario yesterday, attracting lineups of enthusiastic customers in Canada’s largest pot market six months after legalisation.

In Toronto, dozens of people camped overnight outside of the city’s only outlet, Hunny Pot Cannabis Co, while in Ottawa one customer, bundled up in a parka and knit cap, said he waited two hours in the cold to be the first in line at Fire and Flower.

“This is the opening of the retail market in Ontario, which is Canada’s largest, so we have very high hopes for our flagship store in the province,” Trevor Fencott, chief executive of Fire and Flower, told AFP.

“We’re expecting brisk sales today,” he said as customers poured in to its Byward Market location in downtown Ottawa.

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