St.Catharines pot shop is a go

St.Catharines has become one of the first three cities in the province to get approved for a retail cannabis store.

The Alcohol and Gaming Commission announcing yesterday it has approved the license for 'The Niagara Herbalist' to open a store on Lakeshore Road in the spring.

Two other pot shop licenses have also been approved, The Honey Pot in Toronto and Central Cannabis in London.

The AGCO says final authorizations for the stores will come following inspections by compliance officials.

An application by Choom Cannabis to open a retail store in Niagara Falls is still awaiting approval.