Orillia ranks 26th out of 160 Ontario cities based on retail sales and 18th per capita, according to data from the Ontario Cannabis Store
Six cannabis retail stores in Orillia have combined to earn $ 2,358,000 in the first three months of 2021, according to figures provided to OrilliaMatters by the Ontario Cannabis Store (OCS). The OCS includes Rama Cannabis in the Orillia issues.
Orillia ranks 26th out of 160 cities in Ontario for total retail sales and ranks 18th in the province for per capita cannabis sales.
A total of 295,000 grams were sold by the city’s cannabis retailers over the same three-month period.
Here are the top six retail outlets for cannabis sales in the Orillia area between January and March 2021:
- Happy Dayz Orillia – 69 Mississaga Street East.
- Miss Jones Orillia – 81, rue Mississaga Est
- Rama Cannabis – 5984 chemin Rama.
- Orillia Cannabis Sessions – 30 Diana Dr.
- ShinyBud Cannabis Co. – 975 West Ridge Blvd.
- The Den Cannabis Store Orillia – 660 Atherley Rd.
More than $ 840 million was raised by Ontario’s 572 cannabis retail stores and the OCS website between April 2020 and March 2021, with just over 99 million grams sold, according to a report released by OCS earlier this month.
A total of 12,873 complaints were received by OCS during the 2020-2021 fiscal year. The province notes that 72 percent of these complaints were related to vaping.
Miss Jones Cannabis Outposts Regional Operations Manager, Jesse Smith, said things were going “very well” for the Orillia business which is in its first year of operation.
“We had some initial difficulties entering our space and opening up, but we’ve only had positive feedback from the community since,” he said.
“We have been able to develop a large base of customers who come to our store since it opened, and they have continued to shop with us even when they couldn’t come in and shop at our stores. “
Smith says the Orillia store is one of the busiest Miss Jones stores of the 11 they operate in Ontario. Since Ontario moved to Stage 2 of the reopening plan, sales have nearly doubled, he said.
“We had constant traffic from 9am to 10:30 pm everyday, and now that all the restaurants are reopened and the whole gang is coming back to life, these customers come by and see us,” he said.
While Smith admits that the most popular products at Miss Jones aren’t surprisingly “flowers” and “pre-roll,” the industry is maturing and expanding dramatically.
“We’re seeing a lot of new categories appearing,” Smith said.
“Drinks have become a lot more popular now because it’s summer and people are getting together outside with their friends and family. In the Orillia community in particular, customers come to our store for all kinds of reasons and products, ”he said. OrilliaMatters.
Many customers also buy cannabis oils and bath bombs to relax after a long day at the office.
“One thing our stores do so well is that they allow customers to come in and learn about products, learn about other categories, and be educated,” Smith said.
“We pride ourselves on our customer experience and we don’t rely exclusively on technology to educate customers. “
In its first year of operation, Miss Jones Cannabis Outpost felt accepted by downtown buyers and traders.
“There may be specific people who have different views on cannabis, and I think it’s just in a very new industry and market. But I think the community has always been very excited that we’re here and opening a new business during a tough time, ”Smith said.
“We hired locally and kept all of our staff when it reopened, and most of them went on to higher positions within our company,” Smith said.
“I think we’ve done a lot for the community when it comes to educating and introducing cannabis in a different way than our competition, and we’ve created a great place to work where we evolve people into diverse roles within our company, ”he said. noted.
–With files from SooToday staff