Session Cannabis is hoping to call Sarnia home

Published Jun 9, 2020 01:00 p.m. ET
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Sarnia, located in Southwestern Ontario Canada and situated on the shores of Lake Huron, has a population of over 72,000. It’s a hot location for the cannabis community to establish a presence, and it will start at Sarnia is 600 Murphy Rd. This is the second proposed location for selling legal cannabis in the city.

Amarjit Singh is a city businessman who is waiting for final approval from the provincial government so he can set up a pot shop, and this location provides an easy to access storefront. This is the perfect spot for Singh to invest his money, and he is pleased to be working with an experienced brand like Session Cannabis.

Time is ticking

It seems that there is an area that has been overlooked to some degree when it comes to legal recreational pot stores. Residents have a right to input their concerns about the dispensaries that come into their neighbourhoods which is a bit of a barrier.

Singh and Session Cannabis are waiting patiently for the approval from the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario. Once the go-ahead has been received, the signage will go on the store, and the public will have 15 days to respond and to provide any input that they may have on its location.

The store's location and layout must have approval before they move forward. Currently, in the Sarnia-Lambton area, there are no provincially approved recreational marijuana dispensaries.  An interesting note on retail pot stores in Ontario is that Sessions Cannabis was the first retail cannabis store, and they have the hope of opening thirty stores over the course of this year.

What is on the table at this store?

Sessions Cannabis will be offering a broad range of cannabis products, and established growers will be providing the available choices. The well-educated and knowledgeable staff will assist the connoisseur or the novice pot user in purchasing the correct product for their specific needs, and this has cannabis enthusiasts excited.

The team employed by the dispensaries will assist each patron in buying any cannabis product to suit any and all occasions that the cannabis user needs. The store prides itself in not only selling pot and other cannabis products but also for being an educational venue for the cannabis inquiring minds.

Available in-store:

  • Edibles and flower
  • Vapes and concentrates
  • Accessories
  • Education

Competition is good

With the demise of the lottery system in Ontario for the licensing process's approval in opening pot stores, Sarnia has perhaps come out a winner anyway. Another cannabis application for opening dispensaries in the area has been received. Natures Buds is eyeing 1362 Lambton Mall Rd unit 20 as the chosen location for the private cannabis store, and they have made an application to the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario to secure it.

The mayor for Sarnia Mike Bradley has thought from day one that the cannabis lottery system was an unfair decision. While his city received no store, communities near his saw approvals, and he stated his frustration with the situation. He saw that the adoption of legal recreational cannabis stores would help to diminish the city's illegal pot trade.

The Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario currently has fifty-seven cannabis authorizations ready to open more cannabis stores right across the province.

The AGCO got almost 900 applications to open dispensaries in Ontario

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