Buzz kill: Collingwood cannabis shop nevertheless waiting for provincial approvals


For these hoping to see a cannabis retail retailer hang out its shingle in Collingwood, you will have to wait a tiny longer till it seems.

In August, 312 Hurontario St. was chosen as a single of seven areas that was awarded the chance to apply for a licence for a cannabis retail retailer.

Louis Laskovski owns the licence and stated he has closed a deal to buy the creating. Nonetheless, he stated, his application is nevertheless ahead of the Alcohol and Gaming Commission (AGCO).

He stated he has been told he ought to hear a thing quickly, but data has but to come.

“We’re definitely in the dark in terms of subsequent methods,” he stated.

Shortly immediately after the province awarded licences for 42 retail shops, 11 of these not chosen filed a legal challenge, and the court imposed a halt to the licensing approach.

The court dismissed the challenge late final month, but Laskovski is nevertheless waiting to hear on the status of his application. He stated the place of the retailer need to be vetted by the AGCO.

“It’s disappointing to us, as I’m positive it is to several individuals who are anxiously awaiting the retailer to open,” he stated.

Laskovski, a Richmond Hill-primarily based lawyer, stated his loved ones has had a spot in Collingwood for a quantity of years.

“I like the neighborhood and I’m fond of it,” he stated. “I consider it is nicely suited, I think, for a retail operation like this.”


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