October 15, 2019 - The Ontario Cannabis Store (OCS) is taking steps to engage with federally licensed producers and authorized retail stores on their perspectives in increasing private sector participation in the delivery of recreational cannabis to stores across Ontario.
During the month of October, the OCS will conduct both in-person and online consultations with its commercial partners in an effort to fully explore the viability of delivery models that could leverage greater involvement from licensed producers in the storage and transportation of product to authorized retail stores.
“As the exclusive wholesaler and distributor of legal recreational cannabis in Ontario, the OCS remains focused on its primary objective of combating the illegal market and protecting our youth and communities through overseeing a safe and secure cannabis distribution network across the province,” said Cal Bricker, President & CEO of the OCS. “While centralized distribution services have served existing retailers, and are preparing to support additional retail stores and the launch of edibles, beverages, extracts and topicals, the OCS is taking prudent steps to consult the industry on opportunities to increase their involvement in participating in the storage and transportation of cannabis products to retail stores.”
Once consultation is complete, the OCS will provide the government with recommendations to ensure sufficient distribution capacity is in place to distribute legal cannabis across the province in the future as the illegal market is displaced.