The quantity of city-authorized cannabis retailers in Calgary surpassed 200 this week, though the province has licensed 63 of these to open their doors to shoppers.
The city’s shop approvals exceed Ontario, British Columbia and Quebec combined, the 3 most-populous provinces in the nation.
Specialists say Calgary ought to be observed as an instance for other municipalities in Canada when it comes to regulating adult-use cannabis retailers.
The city has not set a limit on the quantity of retailers it plans to license, the Calgary Herald reported.
British Columbia, which got off to a slow commence, has issued permits for 104 areas.
Quebec’s government-run shop network, Société Québécoise du Cannabis, lists 21 stores on its web-site.
The Ontario Progressive Conservative government’s rollout of its network of privately-owned retailers has been sharply criticized, resulting in only 24 outlets opening so far. (A judge paused the licensing course of action for the newest shop lottery winners, pending a hearing for disqualified candidates subsequent week.)
The slow rollout of retailers across Canada contributed to disappointing sales in the early months of legalization in most provinces.
Nonetheless, sales began to rebound when Ontario opened its very first retailers in the spring.
According to the newest information from Statistics Canada, sales across the nation surpassed 100 million Canadian dollars ($75 million) for the very first time in July.
Ontario continued to lead with sales of CA$29 million, followed by Quebec (CA$21.7 million) and Alberta (CA$21.three million).
British Columbia’s sales enhanced to CA$five.five million, decrease than Nova Scotia’s CA$five.eight million.
Statistics Canada’s month-to-month sales by province are obtainable right here.