On September 1, the AGCO announced the Government of Ontario’s direction to double the pace of cannabis Retail Store Authorizations (RSA) beginning this fall, from 20 to 40 per month.

The AGCO is pleased to confirm that as of...

The Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO) continues to work with the Government of Ontario on opportunities to increase the number of cannabis Retail Store Authorizations (RSAs) that can be issued each month.

Last December, as part of the steps taken to move to an open market for cannabis retail stores, the government...

To assist cannabis retail store owners/operators in the safe, responsible recycling of cannabis packaging, the AGCO would like to make you aware of optional recycling programs available to you.

There are federal packaging and labelling requirements set out in the Cannabis Act to ensure the safety of all Ontarians. Although this may...

On April 7, 2020, the Ontario government made an emergency order under the Emergency Management and Civil Protection Act to support the cannabis retail sector through the COVID-19 pandemic, temporarily allowing authorized cannabis retail stores to offer delivery and...

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While the government has recently announced that emergency orders have been extended to July 29, the order allowing cannabis delivery...

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To make it easier for cannabis retailers to delegate regulatory reporting to their staff, the AGCO is providing you with the option to set up a store-specific iAGCO account for reporting purposes.

To set up an iAGCO account for reporting purposes:

Create a new email account to use for regulatory reporting Register the...
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To assist cannabis retail store owners/operators in the safe, responsible disposal, destruction and recycling of cannabis contained within certain types of vapour products, the AGCO has amended the Registrar’s Standards for Cannabis Retail Stores.

The AGCO recognizes that, with the introduction of vapour products such as disposable...

On April 7, the AGCO announced it would temporarily pause issuing cannabis Retail Store Authorizations (RSA) during the period of the Government of Ontario’s emergency order on business closures. Since then, the AGCO has been working with the government on ways to support the emergency order and its public health objectives while also...

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On Friday, April 3, the Government of Ontario further extended measures to help contain the spread of COVID-19 and protect public health. The government has revised its list of essential services and is requiring all other businesses to close by 11:59 pm on Saturday April 4. This closure will be in effect for 14 days, with the possibility of an...

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AGCO News Release

AGCO releases results of the second cannabis lottery: 42 applicants notified to apply for a cannabis Retail Store Authorization in Ontario.

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The Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO) has released the results of the cannabis retail store lottery draw it held on August 20,...

AGCO News Release

New Lottery to be held for Cannabis Retail Store Authorizations in Ontario. AGCO Releases Details of Pre-Qualification Requirements, Application Process and Timelines NEWS

The Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO) has released the pre-qualification requirements, application process and...

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