Toronto’s first of five licensed cannabis stores set to open next week

Hunny Pot is the only legal cannabis retailer with authorization to open

Only one of five licensed cannabis retailers in Toronto has officially confirmed that they’ll be ready to open on April 1st.

Monday marks Ontario’s date for cannabis stores to be legally eligible to open their doors to consumers, but most of Toronto’s shops won’t be ready on time. Hunny Pot, which is set to open up on Queen West, is the only shop that has confirmed that it will be open to consumers on April 1st.

They recently posted up some signage indicating that they’ll be running next week, which isn’t that surprising considering it’s the only cannabis business authorized to open by the Alcohol and Gaming Comission of Ontario. The four other licensed retailers set to open up shop in Toronto are still waiting on authorization, which means it’s pretty unlikely for them to be ready by April 1st.

Both Yonge and Dundas’ Tokyo Smoke and Canna Cabana will for sure be closed on April 1st, considering they’re both still awaiting the end of their mandatory 20-day public notice period. Yorkville’s Ameri and Queen West’s Nova Cannabis have completed their public notice period, but neither of them have acquired an operator license yet.

If the four shops don’t open by April 1st, they could face some pretty heavy fines from the Ontario government.