Even though the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario website indicates no one has applied to the provincial government for a license to sell marijuana in Elliot Lake; an Ontario-based company says it will soon open a store in the city.
In a news release, Sessions Cannabis (Sessions) said it is setting up shop on Prince Edward Walk next to the Elliot Lake LCBO outlet.
In reply to an inquiry from ElliotLakeToday about not having a license from the Ontario government, the firm replied, "All licenses have been applied for. The store owner has received their Retail Operator License and is in queue with AGCO for their Retail Store Authorization. This is typically a 5-6 week process, and we anticipate the location being announced on AGCO within the next 2-3 weeks."
In reply to our request for local contact information, Sessions Cannabis supplied this. "The owner of the Sessions Cannabis franchise is a resident of Elliot Lake who wishes to remain anonymous at this time."
In a news release Sessions said, "Sessions Cannabis (Sessions), an Ontario-based brand specializing in cannabis retail, has announced its next expansion with the planned opening of 30 more stores across the province this year, including a new location in Elliot Lake. The storefront will be located at 16 Prince Edward Walk in a plaza shared with the LCBO."
Steven Fry, CEO of Sessions wrote, “We are pleased to partner with operators who are local community members, looking to bring an elevated cannabis retail experience to the area. Consumers in this market have been waiting for a brand that can provide both great quality products and stellar customer service."
Despite having no pending application for the store acknowledged by the AGCO, the pot retailer said grand opening information for the Elliot Lake store will be shared closer to the store’s planned opening this spring, pending the green light from the Ontario government agency.