Please note that the AGCO’s map of cannabis retail stores in Ontario will be offline for scheduled maintenance on the morning of February 23, 2024. We regret any inconvenience this may cause.

Since 2019, the AGCO and the OCS have been implementing a new Point-of-Sale (POS) Data Reporting Platform to automate and standardize monthly regulatory reporting processes for licensed cannabis stores.

The solution is designed to help reduce the burden on retailers of manual data collection and improve operational efficiencies for...

The Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO) recently launched an engagement with industry stakeholders, with a focus on two potential amendments to the Registrar’s Standards for Cannabis Retail Stores (the Standards) related ...

The Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO) is launching an open call for cannabis retail training programs.  

Currently, the only approved training program is CannSell. Through this open call process, interested entities can submit an application for approval of their proposed cannabis training program in Ontario. Up to two...

On April 19, 2023, the City of Mississauga opted in to permitting authorized cannabis retail stores in its municipality. As the open market for cannabis retail stores grows in Ontario, the AGCO continues to work steadily to ensure that they can open and operate with...

NEWS

Toronto (ON) - Today the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) announced it has laid multiple criminal charges against five individuals. Their investigation discovered that over $3 Million CAD from the illegal sale of cannabis was laundered, including through casinos in the GTA and Niagara regions. Members of the Ontario Provincial Police’s...

On February 8, 2022, the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO) announced new rules related to inducements. Based on industry feedback, the AGCO is amending the new rules to create an additional exemption that will permit...

Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO) cannabis licensees are reminded that the Government of Ontario has enabled cannabis retailers to offer delivery and curbside pick-up services on a permanent basis beginning March 15, 2022.

For more information, see the...

This information has been updated. Please see Update to Cannabis Standards Clarifies Inducement Rule.

Following the completion of industry-wide consultations, the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO) has finalized updates to the...

The AGCO encourages cannabis retailers to complete the AGCO Cannabis Retail Reporting e-learning module that was released in March 2021.

AGCO Cannabis Retail Reporting e-learning module

This...

The Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO) has launched stakeholder consultations regarding the regulation of inducement activity between federally Licensed Producers and licensed retailers in Ontario’s cannabis retail industry.

With the launch of this consultation, the AGCO is furthering its objective of addressing the...

The Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO) has continued working with the Government of Ontario to increase the number of cannabis Retail Store Authorizations (RSAs) that are issued each month.

Effective today, February 16, 2021, the pace of store authorizations has increased from 20 to 30 RSAs each week.

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The Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO) has continued working with the Government of Ontario to increase the number of cannabis Retail Store Authorizations (RSAs) that are issued each month. 

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An important milestone has been reached today as the AGCO authorized the 250th cannabis retail store to open in Ontario. Since the AGCO started issuing Retail Store Authorizations (RSA) in April 2019, it has continued to work steadily to ensure that cannabis retail stores across Ontario can open and operate with honesty, integrity and in the...

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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