Ontario Cannabis Store announces supply agreements with 26 licensed producers

Ontario Cannabis Store announces supply agreements
Patrons line up to get into an LCBO outlet as others leave after stocking up with their New Years eve beverages in Mississauga, Ont., Monday, December 31, 2007. An LCBO contract to create an automated warehouse system for keg beer and speciality products is more than a year overdue and $425,000 over budget. THE CANADIAN PRESS/J.P. Moczulski

TORONTO — The Ontario Cannabis Store says it has partnered with 26 licensed producers for its online retail platform. This is long anticipated as Ontario, up until recently, was the only province not to sign an agreement with any LP’s.

The store will be Ontario’s only online retailer when recreational marijuana is legalized in the fall. In a statement Monday, they said that the supply agreements with Health Canada-authorized producers were competitive.

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A variety of products will be available from the OCS, including cannabis and a variety of extracts (image via Toronto Star)

The online retailer says it will sell a variety of products, including dried flower, cannabis oil, and cannabis seeds. Only customers 19 and older will be eligible when pot becomes legal on Oct. 17.

Supply agreements with cannabis accessory suppliers are also in the works. The Ontario Cannabis Store (OCS) plans to expand the selection of its available products over time.

The OCS says to ensure products are delivered to homes safely, it will have a verification system in place.

It says it will also establish a wholesale distribution network to supply pot in private stores.

The Progressive Conservatives’ new plan to have cannabis sold through a private retail model is a contrast to the Liberals plan for a provincial government monopoly on cannabis sales.

The province was to operate 150 brick-and-mortar stores by 2020, but the new plan means sales at physical stores won’t start until April 2019.

The Canadian Press