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  • Choom Holdings (CSE:CHOO) has submitted applications to the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario, for authorisation of four more retail locations
  • The locations of the proposed cannabis stores are in Toronto, Ottawa, Kitchener, and Hamilton
  • Choom hopes to expand further into Ontario, where the company currently has only one retail store
  • Choom’s share price is up 8.33 per cent, and is currently trading at $0.13 per share

Choom Holdings (CSE:CHOO) has applied to the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO), for Authorisation of four retail locations.

The company hopes to establish cannabis retail stores in Toronto (Liberty Village), Ottawa (Train Yards), Kitchener (Sunrise), and Hamilton (Southeast).

If the Alcohol and Gaming Commission grants authorisation for these locations, it would significantly boost Choom’s presence in Ontario. Presently, Choom has only one cannabis retail store in the province, located in Niagara Falls. 

In comparison, the company has well and truly established itself in Alberta, where it has sixteen cannabis retail store locations. Choom also has two stores in British Columbia.

The company’s strategy of setting up in Alberta, British Columbia, and Ontario makes a great deal of sense. The three are the four most populated provinces, and can claim about two-thirds of Canada’s recreational cannabis market. 

Alberta alone has over 400 cannabis stores, and was responsible for 22 per cent of last year’s cannabis sales. As the second largest provincial market for cannabis, it is not surprising that Choom has expanded so well there.

While still an emerging adult use cannabis company, Choom aims to create one of the largest retail networks in Canada. Choom CEO, Corey Gillon, commented on the company’s hopes for expansion. 

“Ontario is a key strategic growth centre for Choom Holdings Inc,” he said. “The exceptional quality of our Ontario locations demonstrates both a commitment to Ontario and the capabilities of our team to secure premium brick and mortar locations,” Corey added. 

Choom’s share price is up 8.33 per cent, and is currently trading at $0.13 per share at 12:25pm EST.

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