Privately-held cannabis producer Thrive Cannabis says an upcoming retail store at its indoor and outdoor production site in Jarvis, Ontario, will be the first farm-gate cannabis store in the province and, by extension, all of Canada.

Thrive received its Retail Store Authorization (RSA), which is required to open a legal cannabis store in Ontario, late Tuesday ahead of its pre-opening inspection early Wednesday.

As of last Friday, the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO), which regulates cannabis stores in the province, told Marijuana Business Daily it had received applications for farm-gate stores from 14 licensed marijuana producers, and had approved six initial Retail Operator Licenses, including one for Thrive.

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