As of Tuesday, 27 cannabis stores were authorized to be open in Ottawa, compared to seven last May. Another 58 entrepreneurs have secured locations for stores and are going through the application process to obtain a licence.
Cara Rose-Brown and her husband Tim Brown opened their store in July, four months into the pandemic that has devastated many small businesses.
But business is brisk at the Spiritleaf cannabis shop on Main Street in Stittsville. They don’t anticipate much of a slowdown even as the lockdown that started Dec. 26 forced them to close the store to customers and offer curbside pick up.
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