The most popular pot dispensaries in Toronto are opening their doors to the public for the first time, with a wide variety of strains and products available.
The city announced Tuesday it has more than 60,000 medical pot dispensaries across the city, and has more to come.
The new medical marijuana shops are part of a national initiative that’s already legalized recreational marijuana in the city.
“The city has a very clear direction,” said Rob MacGregor, the city’s director of operations.
The number of medical marijuana dispensaries in the GTA rose to about 9,600 in April from 7,200 in April last year, according to the city of Toronto. “
I think there’s a lot of excitement around that.”
The number of medical marijuana dispensaries in the GTA rose to about 9,600 in April from 7,200 in April last year, according to the city of Toronto.
The number now stands at 7,700, according the city Office of the Medical Officer of Health.
The medical marijuana program is a part of the citys anti-prohibition drive to make Toronto more attractive to recreational marijuana consumers.
As part of that effort, the Ontario government has given $1.3 billion to the province to help set up the medical marijuana industry.
Ontario has about 200,000 registered patients in the province, which means it has some 10,000 more registered marijuana users than the number of registered medical pot users in the entire country.
The province has invested $50 million in the Ontario Cannabis Industry Association, which has been responsible for setting up dispensaries.
MacGregar said the city is planning to open a few dozen more medical marijuana businesses in the coming months.
“They’re just starting to show up,” he said.
“Our plan is to be able to expand into that space.”
He said the majority of the new businesses will be in the east end of the GTA, which includes Scarborough, York, Etobicoke, Parkdale and the Etobicokes-York Centre area.