Quebec’s cannabis agency generated about $40 million of sales in its first three months of operation, but supply shortages are forcing the public retailer to reduce its expansion plans.
The province expects to have 40 points of sale in March 2020, 20 per cent less than the 50 outlined in the original expansion plan. Retail store shelves became empty soon after recreational cannabis was legalized on Oct. 17.
Fewer than 20 per cent of Ontario's municipalities have declared themselves unwilling to have cannabis stores within their boundaries, at least for now.
After months of promises that they would receive compensation, store owners in Montreal who have endured construction are now learning if they will be eligible for the program.
The owners of the Fairview Pointe-Claire shopping mall are working on a plan that will see the area transformed, with thousands of residential units as well as entertainment and eating options.