The provincial government said today that Sault Ste Marie will have one of 42 cannabis stores in the province, with 13 in the city of Toronto, six going to the Greater Toronto Area, 11 in the west region, seven going to the east region, and in the north, one each in Kenora, North Bay, Thunder Bay and Timmins.
The Sault Ste. Marie store will be located at 317 Northern Ave. East.
The Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario — which regulates the sector — held the province’s second cannabis store lottery yesterday and announced the results today.
The commission says it received more than 4,800 expressions of interest in the lottery.
Unlike the first lottery, applicants in the latest draw had to show that they had secured retail space that could be used as a store if they were selected, and that they had enough capital to open it.
The winners now have until Aug. 28 to complete an application to open a store that will be vetted by the AGCO.