The first cannabis retail shop in the Niagara region has officially opened its doors as of April 1st. The Niagara Herbalist, located on 33 Lakeshore Rd in St. Catharines, is one of only a handful of cannabis shops awarded a licence in the province thus far.
Hundreds of customers lined up for the grand opening, and hundreds more visited the shop throughout the day. Demand for retail cannabis shops is high, as the only previous method of purchase was online and by mail. Moving forward more Niagara based cannabis shops are expected to be granted licences.
The Niagara region is already considered to be one of the premier locations for cannabis production in the country. Many of the industry leaders have greenhouse facilities in the area.
Read more at the St. Catharines Standard.
(photo credit: Bob Tymczyszyn , The St. Catharines Standard)