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Sessions Cannabis Eyes Six Stores in Hamilton

Session Cannabis owners Darryl Allen (left) and Steven Fry will be opening their new east Mountain cannabis retail store on July 17. CANNABIS AND YOU Sessions Cannabis eyes six stores in Hamilton By Mark Newman, Hamilton Mountain News

Article by Mark Newman, Hamilton Mountain News via Hamilton Spectator The two guys behind Hamilton-based Sessions Cannabis are looking to grow their legal retail pot-selling empire to 30 stores across Ontario, including six in Hamilton. “We’re the fastest-growing and the largest cannabis retail operation in the province,” said business co-owner Darryl Allen, who along with co-founder and company president and CEO Steven Fry, ...

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Indie Cannabis Store Owner Says Red Tape Blocking Her Efforts

Indie pot store owner says red tape blocking her efforts Kevin Connor More from Kevin Connor

Article by Kevin Connor, Toronto Sun A Toronto woman is frustrated with the red tape she says she has faced while attempting to open a pot store. Vivianne Wilson, who is working to set up her store called GreenPort at 686 College St., says the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario’s cannabis retail licencing process is out of whack. She ...

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Brand Awareness Elusive for Canada Pot Growers

Business Brand Awareness Elusive for Canada Pot Growers: Cannabis Weekly By Kristine Owram July 12, 2020, 10:00 AM EDT Fewer than 15% of users recognize most marijuana brands Canopy and Aurora have best awareness but conversion lags

Article by Kristine Owram, Bloomberg Canadian cannabis brands are having a tough time getting consumers to notice them. No brand in Canada has more than 41% recognition among current cannabis users, with most languishing between 1% and 15%, according to a survey of 3,000 consumers conducted by pot data firm Brightfield Group. Even those that attract the most attention aren’t converting ...

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Second Cup’s Parent Opens First Cannabis Dispensary, Plans More Outlets

Second Cup’s parent opens first cannabis dispensary, plans more outlets SUSAN KRASHINSKY ROBERTSONRETAILING REPORTER

Article by Susan Krashinsky Robertson, Globe and Mail Second Cup’s parent company has opened its first recreational cannabis dispensary on the site of a former cafe in Toronto, and has announced plans for more dispensaries under its new retail brand, Hemisphere Cannabis Co. Mississauga, Ont.-based The Second Cup Ltd. will open six more Hemisphere Cannabis locations in Ontario by the end of ...

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Ontario’s Private Cannabis Shops Upset About Giving Up Delivery and Curbside Pickup

Toronto Ontario's private pot shops upset about giving up delivery and curbside pickup Social Sharing Facebook Twitter Email Reddit LinkedIn Stores were allowed to start offering both services in April under a temporary emergency order While Ontario is working on extending its state of emergency until July 24, the provincial government orders that allowed delivery and curbside pickup will not continue. (Evan Mitsui/CBCNews) Ontario's private cannabis stores will have to give up offering delivery and curbside pickup next week — and they're not happy about it.

Article by CBC News Ontario’s private cannabis stores will have to give up offering delivery and curbside pickup next week — and they’re not happy about it. The stores were allowed to start offering both services in April under a temporary emergency order the Ontario government issued during the COVID-19 pandemic. While the province is working on extending its state of emergency ...

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Canadian Cannabis Inventory Soars to New High, Indicating More Pain Ahead for Producers

Canadian cannabis inventory soars to new high, indicating more pain ahead for producers Published 21 hours ago | By Matt Lamers FacebookTwitterLinkedInRedditEmail

Article by Matt Lamers, Marijuana Business Daily Federally licensed producers in Canada are stockpiling more cannabis than ever, new figures from the Canadian government show, indicating that some producers are in store for more financial pain as the market looks for equilibrium. Deeper industrywide cuts might still be needed for the large producers to shed excess production, even as the ...

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OrganiGram Cutting Its Workforce by Roughly 25%

OrganiGram Cutting Its Workforce by Roughly 25% CONTRIBUTOR Eric Volkman The Motley Fool PUBLISHED JUL 7, 2020 9:28AM EDT Canadian marijuana grower and producer OrganiGram Holdings (NASDAQ: OGI) is downsizing. The company announced in a corporate update on Monday that it is reducing its number of employees by around 25%, letting go of around 220 workers. At the moment, 84 OrganiGram employees have been furloughed. The company said they will be brought back if and when required. Image source: Getty Images.

Article by Eric Volkman  The Motley Fool via Nasdaq Canadian marijuana grower and producer OrganiGram Holdings (NASDAQ: OGI) is downsizing. The company announced in a corporate update on Monday that it is reducing its number of employees by around 25%, letting go of around 220 workers. At the moment, 84 OrganiGram employees have been furloughed. The company said they will be brought back ...

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Ontario Set to End Cannabis Delivery, Curbside Pickup Despite Ongoing Pandemic

Ontario set to end cannabis delivery, curbside pickup despite ongoing pandemic Published 17 hours ago | By Solomon Israel (Photo by Matt Lamers)

Article by Solomon Israel, Marijuana Business Daily A temporary emergency order allowing Ontario’s private-sector cannabis retailers to engage in curbside pickup and delivery will be allowed to expire, the provincial government said Tuesday – even though the COVID-19 pandemic is far from over. “As our province carefully moves towards recovery, the (emergency order) to temporarily allow for cannabis retail curbside ...

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She is the First Black Woman in Canada With a Federally Licensed Cannabis Store. Now She Fears Her Spot Might Close Before it Even Opens

Vivianne Wilson is pictured in front of her cannabis store, GreenPort. She's caught in red tape trying to open her doors. GTA She is the first Black woman in Canada with a federally licensed cannabis store. Now she fears her spot might close before it even opens Jenna Moon By Jenna Moon

Article by Jenna Moon, Toronto Star Since January, Vivianne Wilson has been waiting for confirmation that her cannabis store can open its doors. Wilson, founder of GreenPort Cannnabis in Toronto, is the first Black woman who is an independent owner and operator of a licensed Canadian cannabis retail business. She said her company aims to bring diversity to Canada’s cannabis industry. “We’re ...

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Second Cannabis Shop Planned for Timmins

HOME LOCAL NEWS Second pot shop planned for Timmins They're hoping for a fall opening about 22 hours ago By: Maija Hoggett 2 / 2 Sessions Cannabis is opening in the Park Road Square in Timmins. Maija Hoggett/TimminsToday 1 / 2 Sessions Cannabis has signs for its new location in the former party store at Park Road Square. Maija Hoggett/TimminsToday

Article by Maija Hoggett, Timmins Today A second pot shop is getting ready to open in Timmins. Signs for Sessions Cannabis have gone up inside the former party store in the Park Road Square, 425 Algonquin Blvd. According to the company, the opening is planned for this fall, “pending the ‘green’ light from the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario.” The Timmins ...

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