New Brunswickers will soon have another new farmgate store to purchase cannabis from. Eco Canadian Organic, located in Rexton, New Brunswick, announced their cannabis farmgate
At this stage, cannabis farmgate retail is more of an evolving business model than a regulatory reality. Judging from applicable regulations, reports, and conversations with government representatives, licensed producers, advocates, applicants and others, direct sales from the production site is the defining element of any farmgate operation.
At least a few licenced producers in Ontario say they hope to open their new, on-site “farmgate” retail locations in the coming months. Thrive Cannabis in Simcoe says they are putting the final touches on their retail store, with hopes of opening by April 20. Dykstra Cannabis in St. Catharines says they hope to have their own on-site retail store open by the end of this year.
Across Canada, cannabis is being sold legally in retail outlets and online. However, there’s one model that, to date, has had limited uptake: farmgate, wherein a licensed provider can sell directly to the consumer at the point of production.