The Société Québécoise du Cannabis has scaled back its plan to open 150 REC stores across the province of 8.5M, and will now only open 100 stores.

  • At the moment, the SQDC has 33 stores, and aims to have 40 open by March.
  • As part of a December Call For Tenders, the SQDC said it expected to have 56 stores operating by 2023. An SQDC representative said, “As of today, our objective is to reach roughly a hundred points of sale within the next three years.”
    TVA Nouvelles—In French

Meanwhile, my neighbourhood in Montreal is struggling to bring back foot traffic with stores that appeal to local interests. And there are 403 SAQ liquor stores across the province.
Le Devoir—In French

Quick Hits

  1. Iqaluit’s city council sent the territory’s health minister a letter recommending Nunavut open a REC store in the capital city.
    Nunatsiaq News
  2. A joint study conducted by Queen’s and Western universities found daily cannabis use during pregnancy may cause stunted brain and liver growth in newborns and decrease birth weights.
    Global News