Independent cannabis retailers in Ontario have an opportunity to participate in an innovative program designed to increase the presence and participation of independent retailers at the Lift Toronto 2023 conference and expo.
Lift will award four grants which have been sponsored by the Ontario Cannabis Store (OCS). The OCS also supported access grants for Black, Indigenous, and people of colour-owned retailers and licensed producers to participate in the CannExpo show held in Toronto in March.
In order to qualify for Lift’s grants, retailers must have a Retail Operator Licence, be based in Ontario, and operate three stores or less. Applications will be accepted from Thursday, May 11 to Wednesday, May 17, 2023. Grant recipients will be selected by Lift Events & Experiences and contacted individually after the deadline date.
Interested retailers can find additional details and apply here.
Micro-Grower Grant Program
Lift Toronto 2023 will also award four grants, which have also been sponsored by the OCS, to increase the participation from micro-producers. Applicants must be based in Ontario and have a Micro-Cultivation License. Applications open May 11 and close May 17.
Micro-producers can learn more and apply here.