Windsor applicant not impacted by cannabis pot lottery disqualifications
Cannabis on display is seen during a media tour of SpritLeaf's store in Kingston, Ont., Sunday, March 31, 2019. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Lars Hagberg)
The regulator overseeing Ontario's legal cannabis stores says a dozen licence applicants who participated in the latest lottery have been disqualified.
Windsor applicant Kyriakos Anastasiadis was not among the disqualified. His proposed location is 545 Ouellette Ave.
The Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario held a lottery for the right to apply for one of the next 42 cannabis store licences earlier this month.
Those who won the lottery had until Wednesday to submit the documents and the regulator says 12 failed to do so and were disqualified. One withdrew the application.
The AGCO says all of the disqualified and withdrawn applicants are being replaced by people on a waiting list.
The agency says 29 applicants provided the required documents which are now being reviewed, a process that includes background and police checks.
The latest lottery means the number of pot shops allowed in Ontario will rise to 75 later this year.
With files from CTV Windsor.