‘We are hitting the deadlines’: Ontario cannabis lottery winner says Toronto ‘flagship’ on track to open April 1

Hunny Gawri is one of many sole proprietors, without prior experience in either the retail space or the cannabis space, that won the lottery in January

The Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO) says its “too early to say” how many of the 25 designated brick-and-mortar cannabis retail stores will be in operation by the provincially mandated deadline of April 1.

But at least one winner of the province’s cannabis retail lottery says that his downtown Toronto shop will be open for business on schedule.

“We are hitting the deadlines that are supposed to be met, and everything will be installed and ready by April 1,” said Hunny Gawri, a former Mississauga real estate agent who will be opening The Hunny Pot Cannabis Co. in downtown Toronto.

Gawri has never owned, operated or worked in the retail space, but says that his previous experience as a realtor helped him prepare for how “rushed” the process was. “From the day I found out I won, I knew there was a big challenge ahead of me, but I’ve always been up for challenges in the business environment.”

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