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Prospective Ontario First Nation cannabis store owner ‘super excited’ to apply for new licence – CBC

Jul 04, 2019

Ron Archie says he intends to apply for 1 of 8 on-reserve retail cannabis licences

A band councillor in Couchiching First Nation and prospective cannabis store owner says he’s excited that entrepreneurs in Ontario’s First Nations can now apply as part of the provincial government’s second wave of granting licences to open physical shops.

Ron Archie said he was ready back in January to apply for one of the first 25 licences in order to open a cannabis store in his community, located about 350 kilometres west of Thunder Bay, but none were allocated to the northwest. Additionally, communities in the first round had to have a population of 50,000 or more, which Couchiching does not.

With Wednesday’s second round of licences announced, including up to eight specifically earmarked for businesses in First Nations and the population restrictions eliminated, Archie said he will be putting in his application this summer.

Read More: https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/thunder-bay/couchiching-first-nation-proposed-cannabis-1.5198740

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