This spring, Ontario will start to see farm-gate cannabis retail: much like a vineyard or brewery, customers will be able to go to a growing facility and buy weed directly from the producer.
Under provincial law, producers can only sell cannabis intended for sale in Ontario to the OCS, and retailers can only buy cannabis from the OCS.
Story continues below advertisement“The Cannabis Licence Act, 2018 states that retailers can only sell cannabis purchased from the Ontario Cannabis Store,” spokesperson Emily Hogeveen wrote.
“When we have farm gate, people can purchase the cannabis that they have watched being grown and watched being processed.”2:03 Ontario government scrapping cannabis retail stores cap Ontario government scrapping cannabis retail stores capThe sale and repurchase process, he argues, gives the market transparency.
Just sharing information so that they have a line of sight into how the inventory is being managed in the system and the other retail system,” says Sinclair.