Article by Caleb McMillan, Cannabis Life Network
Who are the lobbyists for Shopify? Because they’re doing great work.
Great, in the sense that they’re excelling at crony-capitalism… not something to be proud of, but I digress.
Shopify will be handling the online cannabis sales for not only Ontario but British Columbia as well.
In economic circles, when governments make exclusive deals with select businesses for a market closed to everyone else (backed by the power of the law), when these factors are present, we call that fascism.
The Ottawa-based company Shopify was apparently selected for its “on-time service” and “user-friendly design.”
Loren Padelford, vice-president and general manager of Shopify, said his company lobbied all provinces and territories to get their exclusive contracts for online cannabis sales, but only in B.C. and Ontario have their lobbying efforts been successful.
Shopify has also teamed up with licensed producers such as Canopy Growth and The Hydropothecary.
Congratulations Loren, you’ve joined the ranks of Canada’s large LPs. Prepare to feel the wrath of the cannabis community.