Want pot? Ottawa cannabis shops don’t all charge the same pricesPosted by On

Looking to buy some cannabis? One of Ottawa’s retail shops is charging a little more than the others.

There are three licensed retailers in Ottawa: Superette on Wellington Street West, the Hobo Recreational Cannabis Store on Bank Street, and Fire & Flower on York Street.

Superette and Hobo both include HST in their listed prices for customers, but Fire & Flower adds the 13 per cent tax onto its listed prices.

This means the price of a two-pack of pre-rolled joints — which lists on the provincially run online Ontario Cannabis Store (OCS) for $16.85 plus $5 for shipping — costs $16.95 at Hobo but $19.04 at Fire & Flower. It’s a difference of $2.09.

The Hobo Recreational Cannabis Store on opening day, April 1, 2019. (Laurie Fagan/CBC)

While the government does set a price floor for cannabis products, it does not set a price ceiling or dictate whether retailers should include…

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