Craft cannabis startups in particular will need to be savvy and creative if they wish to become successful microprocessors
Women in Leadership
How important it is for cannabis companies and brands to foster a culture of diversity, inclusion and the advancement of women
Cannabis in Workplaces ADP Canada released the results of its study on cannabis in the workplace, following one year of legalization
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As the cannabis industry in Canada continues to grow, stakeholders including growers, extractors and licenced producers are beginning to realize the significance of powerful, accurate data analytics and how it can serve as a tool to solve issues such as demand and supply, identifying niche markets and staying ahead of the competition.
Clinical research involving cannabis has had a challenging history; until very recently (or arguably still), it remained an area of clinical research characterized by its historically heavy regulation and seemingly endless regulatory barriers.
Early indications are that there is a massive demand in the Canadian market for all of these derivative products and they have one thing in common they require extraction, a quickly advancing technology that is transforming the cannabis industry.
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Craft cannabis startups in particular will need to be savvy and creative if they wish to become successful microprocessors. They will need to prove to wary investors that cannabis production can be better at a smaller scale by experienced operators.
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ADP Canada released the released the results of its study on cannabis in the workplace, following one year of legalization. The study found that most Canadian wokrplaces donâ€™t allow recreational cannabis during work hours, among other things.
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n late December, a couple of months after legalization, I had dinner with a friend who I hadn’t seen in a while. It was here that I revealed I was in the process of developing a trade publication for the Canadian cannabis marketplace, what would later become Cannabis Prospect Magazine. After an initial bout of support and congratulations the discussion quickly turned to comments that varied from reticence to downright skepticism. In hindsight his criticisms weren’t entirely without merit. After all what was once a decades-long illicit market had become legal seemingly overnight and, at the time, the retail rollout of recreational cannabis was still very much in its infancy. More likely though was the idea that his friend was ditching the nine-to-five in lieu of starting a business in an uncertain industry. On a more macro level his concerns boiled down to “aren’t you worried that the bubble is going to burst?” At the personal level, “Are you sure you want to put all of your eggs in one basket?” With the federal election resulting in a Liberal minority a collective sigh echoed throughout the Canadian cannabis marketplace the following morning. While it was unlikely a Conservative win would result in a dissolving of the Cannabis Act, there were definite fears that such a win would stifle or rollback the the bill’s current resolutions, or make it more difficult for licenced producers, retailers, entrepreneurs and stakeholders to operate in this space. Let me be clear. This ‘What-if’ scenario is pure speculation. There’s no telling how a Tory-led government at the federal level would proceed with cannabis. It also didn’t help that the current state of cannabis wasn’t on any major political party’s platform going into the election. One way or another cannabis is here to stay. Whatever the post-election results, there’s no going back, and no putting the genie back in the proverbial bottle. And with the first wave of derivative products hitting the shelves this month, a Liberal win federally would at best ensure another four years to fill in the many gaps when it comes to the cannabis industry.
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Four more years to rollout more recreational cannabis stores nationwide, and hopefully make it easier for provinces that allow independant brick-and-mortar stores to operate in a free, competitive market. Four more years to conduct medical research as it relates to cannabinoids and ensure better accessibility to medical patients. Four more years to ensure that people previously charged for cannabis-related offences are released from prison and have their records (as it relates to those cannabis offences) expunged. Last but not least, four more years to amend current laws in the Cannabis Act when it comes to advertising, packaging and other various provisions to ensure greater competition for LPs and their brands.
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Hifyre Digital Cannabis Platform Announces Successful Launch of Spark Perks Member Program in Fire & Flower Retail Stores Fire & Flower Holdings Corp. and its wholly-owned subsidiary HifyreTM Inc. announced the successful launch of the Spark PerksTM cannabis members program across the Fire & Flower retail network. Members of the Spark Perks program receive exclusive benefits including: Fastlane checkout, special deals, member-only events and exclusive content. Spark Perks is free to join and no cannabis purchase is required to join the program. Since the program’s official launch on September 19, 2019, Spark Perks has grown to more than 38,000 members. Of those members, 33% have conducted a second transaction since the creation of the member profile. Initial results indicate that on average, Spark Perks members spend 43% more than nonmembers, per transaction, in the Fire & Flower retail network. Valens and BRNT Enter into Major White Label Deal with a Gross Revenue Potential to Valens of More Than $50 Million Valens GroWorks Corp., a vertically integrated provider of extraction products and services; including a diverse suite of extraction methodologies, next generation cannabinoid delivery formats and an ISO 17025 accredited analytical lab is pleased to announce a multi-year white label agreement with BRNT Ltd, a premium, cannabis ancillary company to launch a line of unique cannabis vape pens in Canada. Under the terms of the Agreement, Valens will provide highquality cannabis extracts, filling services and national distribution of a line of custom-formulated BRNT-branded vape pens. The initial term of the Agreement will be for two years, with two successive one-year renewal options, and relates to the production and sale of a guaranteed minimum of 2.2 million BRNT-branded vape pens. Integration with California Cannabis Track-and-Trace System CannaRoyalty Corp. d/b/a Origin House, a North American cannabis products and brands company today announced that the Company has achieved full integration with the California Cannabis Track-andTrace (“CCTT”) system at each of its six licensed facilities in the state. The CCTT system, developed by software vendor, Metrc, uses RFID-enabled tags to track cannabis products through every stage of the supply chain, from seed to retail sale. Once deployed statewide, the 8
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program will give both regulators and licensees greatly improved visibility into the movement of cannabis goods in California, while making it harder for black-market goods to reach consumers. Since receiving its first provisional state license from the California Department of Food and Agriculture in March, 2019, Origin House has worked closely with Metrc and state regulators to implement CCTT at its cultivation, manufacturing, and distribution facilities. Deployment of the system at the 17,000-squarefoot West Sacramento distribution hub, operated by Origin House’s distribution arm, Continuum, marked the successful completion of these efforts. Aleafia Health Launches International Medical Cannabis White Label Services Aleafia Health Inc. has completed production of its first white label production run of medical cannabis oils for distribution in Australia. The cannabis oils were produced at the Company’s Paris Processing Facility and will be distributed by Melbourne, Australia based Montu Group Pty. Ltd., leveraging their newly launched premium medical brand Circle. The transaction represents the first production run of Aleafia Health’s newly launched international white label production service, which leverages the Company’s proven formulas and international distribution channels. “We are pleased to leverage our established Australian sales channel and new relationship with Montu Group in this fast growing medical cannabis market.
With the strength of our existing local distribution network and investments, we are increasing our Australian footprint, as we also deploy our cannabis education platform and clinic operations expertise,” said Aleafia Health CEO Geoffrey Benic. “White label production also represents a new opportunity for us and highlights the strength of our value-added production ecosystem.” Neptune Signs an Extraction Agreement in the U.S. and Expands U.S. Sales Team Neptune Wellness Solutions Inc. has entered into an agreement to provide extraction services to a large U.S.-based farming services operation. Under the contract terms, Neptune will receive hemp biomass to be processed and transformed into crude oil extracts. The two-year agreement could reach a total value in excess of US$20 million. The first shipment of biomass is expected to arrive at Neptune’s North Carolina facility in the coming weeks. Neptune also recently appointed Brett DuBose as Vice-President of Sales for the U.S. Region. Brett has more than 20 years of sales experience, most recently with Lonza Consumer Health and Nutrition where he was Associate Director Sales, for the Eastern U.S and Canada.
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micro-Licensing Craft cannabis startups in particular will need to be savvy and creative if they wish to become successful microprocessors. They will need to prove to wary investors that cannabis production can be better at a smaller scale by experienced operators. By Manny DaSilva
he cannabis rush has created a plethora of cannabis cowboys eager to cash in on a volatile industry that’s still in its infancy. Large corporate entities are vying for the same market share. Many factors – including the lacklustre performance on product offerings and crashing stocks of many of these companies – have proven that (unlike the saying “It’s just a weed, anybody can grow it,”) producing cannabis is not as simple as it has been portrayed. Many provinces also lack the vision to allow a free and open market to flow product into retail outlets to service the masses. On October 18, 2018, Health Canada created the micro sector, consisting of microcultivation and microprocessing. This new category was established to provide legacy growers with a springboard from the grey and black markets into the legal one. These craft growers are responsible for producing high-quality, unique strains that consumers have become accustomed to buying from dispensaries. Many are seeing this move as a blessing for both legacy growers and consumers in search of quality craft products. Although the premise of a business legally growing cannabis is very enticing, it’s not without pitfalls. In fact, it’s laden with both huge obstacles and heartbreak for some individuals. In this article, I will lay out experiences from both myself and other people I have encountered over the past two years as we’ve ventured into the legal micro cultivation/processing world. I’ll also discuss the stages to become licensed. Much of the information is available online, but is neither easy to find nor to decipher. I have broken the process into five steps. 1. Self Analysis »» »» »» »» »» »»
What cultivation experience do I possess that will help me to succeed? If I do not have any real experience, do I know an experienced individual who is willing to partner with me or to be employed as a master grower? What is my current financial picture? Can I afford to personally fund an operation? Will I need financial backers or partners? Which licence or licences do I want to apply for?
Microcultivators are restricted to 200 square metres (2153 square feet) of canopy space. ‘Canopy space’ is described as the area where your plants will sit, rather than the square footage of the actual room or build10
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ing. Microcultivators can only sell to licenced producers, not consumers. A microprocessor is limited to purchasing 600 kg of dried flower for processing per year. Businesses with this licence type can sell both B2B (to licenced producers) and Business to Consumer (B2C). If you apply for both licence types, you can do both B2B and B2C and will no longer have a 600 kg limit. The route you choose depends on what your main goal is. Both ways have their pros and cons. Most lending institutions will not provide funding for cannabis operations. This situation leaves you to raise capital from private donors or partners. The regulatory requirements from Health Canada are not for the lackadaisical and require constant attention. The implementation of SOPs (Standard Operating Procedures) is an ongoing task in itself. Be prepared to dedicate a lot of time to regulations and staying compliant. It’s no wonder that LPs have people dedicated to this aspect of the business. Are my investors or anyone in my company clear of any criminal charges or police interaction of any kind? Health Canada has put in place a system of deep background checks for all security personnel that will require a clearance. This process is not the same as a criminal conviction background check. It is conducted by the RCMP and involves all levels of police – federal, provincial and municipal police records. Who needs a clearance? The master grower, head of security and QAP all require clearances. Anyone that is a director of the corporation, sole proprietor, member of a partnership or has 20% or more ownership in the company must be declared on your organizational chart. If any of the above individuals have been in the presence of another individual or group that has committed a crime, or is suspected of being involved in a criminal organization (a police report must exist), those people will be denied a clearance. This situation could result in your entire application being denied. Each security clearance will cost you $1600 per person. 2. Finding a Property Finding a property or existing building to retrofit can be a daunting task. It can be costly when you have to hire planners and survey compa-
THE CANNABIS RUSH HAS CREATED A PLETHORA OF CANNABIS COWBOYS EAGER TO CASH IN ON A VOLATILE INDUSTRY THAT’S STILL IN ITS INFANCY. nies. Making sure that the proposed site meets all the criteria and can be issued the required zoning to comply with bylaws can be an exercise in patience. Being creative at some points comes in handy. If you find a site that complies with all the bylaws, you now need to make sure that it possesses the two most basic needs to run a cultivation operation: water and hydro. This task is not so much of an issue for micro processors. However, micro cultivators running HPS or CMH lighting, air conditioning, dehumidification and other equipment with a 200sqm canopy operation will need 600A/600V 3 phase power. LED lighting – although more cost efficient on hydro – has an upfront cost three times greater than traditional lighting and will require less service amps to run. You should test your water, whether the source is from the city or a well. I recommend implementing a charcoal filtering system at a minimum. 3. The Building Site Health Canada and your municipality will have a variety of requirements for your operation, whether it is indoor or outdoor. I strongly urge anyone that plans to venture into this business to request as much information as possible from both Health Canada and your local municipality. The information can be difficult to decipher, and you may incur unplanned costs that balloon your budget. Here are some points that Health Canada looks for regarding indoor facilities. For surfaces (such as floors, walls and ceilings) select materials that are durable, able to withstand repeated cleanings that don’t promote microbial growth. Panels made from plastic (like Trusscore) or light steel are acceptable materials. While some individuals have had success with drywall and ceramic paint, I wouldn’t recommend this option. Epoxied floors tend to be a popular option and are accepted by Health Canada. HVAC, which may be one of the most expensive items, can be accomplished in a variety of ways. Working with a professional company in this industry is key. By ensuring that you have proper airflow, cooling, dehumidification and filtering in your building, you can prevent contaminants – like powdery mildew – from devastating your crop. You will also need to consider site security. For example, you may want to construct an eight-foot-tall security fence topped with one
foot of barbed wire. People have presented conflicting information as to whether you need a fence or if the walls of your building are adequate. Personally, I like the insurance of having a fence to protect both the product and individuals who work in the facility. 4. Supply Agreements Microcultivators can only sell B2B. If you apply for both licences, you will need to pass two consecutive certified and audited grow cycles in order to be issued a sales licence. Selling your crop can be a tricky minefield to navigate. After spending over a million dollars to reach licence issuance, you will want to start recouping that money. Many companies will try to lowball you for your craft product in order to resell it at prices two to three times higher than what they offer you. Comparing commercial scale cannabis to craft product is like comparing a cigarette to a fine Cuban cigar. Some respectable companies – like Pasha Brands – work mostly with micros and can provide comprehensive pricing and application support as you navigate through the regulatory space.
all be packaged and sold in the 12 months after the licence is obtained. The financial security requirement is calculated as follows: [(1,000,000 grams × $1.00 per gram of dried cannabis) + (1,000,000 milligrams contained in the total THC of the cannabis oil × $0.01 per milligram)] ÷ 12 The applicant would need to provide financial security in the amount of $84,167.” That’s the short version of the journey to becoming a micro cannabis licensee. In closing, I urge everyone to do their due diligence and continually ask questions. Good luck and good growing! Manny DaSilva is the founder of Forest Farms Growth Corp. https://www.canada.ca/en/health-canada/services/drugs-medication/cannabis/industry-licensees-applicants/licensing-summary/ guide.html https://www.canada.ca/en/health-canada/services/cannabis-regulations-licensed-producers/security-clearances.html
5. Licence Issuance Congratulations! You have reached your final destination on the rollercoaster of legal cannabis licence acquisition… NOT SO FAST. Even though Health Canada has issued you a licence, you can’t start producing a single plant until the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) assesses you for participation in the Excise Stamp Program. However, as a B2B seller, you are not required to apply the excise stamp. On average, microcultivators can expect to supply the CRA with a non-refundable $5000 security deposit. If selling B2C, microprocessors must apply excise stamps and will pay larger deposits based on Health Canada’s formula, which can be found on its website: “A new cannabis licence applicant expects to sell approximately 1,000,000 grams of dried cannabis and will produce cannabis oil with a total THC of 1,000,000 milligrams that will December 2019 | Cannabis Prospect Magazine
GROWING A CULTURE OF INCLUSIVITY ELEVATING THE LEADERSHIP OF WOMEN WITHIN THE CANNABIS INDUSTRY By Anna Marie Lavelle, VP, Talent & Leadership Development Solutions and Amalia Jimenez, VP, Talent & Leadership Development Solutions – LHH Knightsbridge
LHH Knightsbridge recently hosted a roundtable with cannabis industry representatives dedicated to mentoring and empowering women in the industry. The discussions focused on how to foster a culture of inclusivity and elevate more women into leadership roles.
nitially, leadership opportunities for women in cannabis were good. With few barriers to entry, some entrepreneurial grit and access to funding, it was relatively easy to enter the industry. A survey by Marijuana Business Daily showed that in 2015, women held 36% of C-suite positions, competitive with representation in other female-friendly industries such as real estate and education, and better than the global cannabis average of 25% . So, the opportunity to see better female representation in cannabis leadership roles seemed promising. By 2017 however, female representation percentages in leadership roles had dropped to 27%. More recently, a 2019 report by Vangst (a US cannabis staffing organization) showed that only 17.6% of cannabis industry women surveyed had a director or executive role . In Canada, men still manage most cannabis companies with only 21% of women in executive roles . This is explained in part by men in corporate-level management positions migrating from related, albeit male-dominated, industries, while another key blocker is women’s limited access to venture capital funds, twothirds of which are still dominated by teams with no female leaders . The challenges raised in LHH’s roundtable discussion reflect the trends above. While there are high-profile cannabis companies currently headed by female CEOs, overall, these are exceptions, and the industry is still figuring out how to demonstrate more inclusivity. Recruiting women to the industry and building a sustainable female talent pipeline is key. While promoting inclusivity for women remains a challenge in the cannabis industry, there is increased pressure to address the situation with daily headlines as it relates to gender equality, recruiting women into STEM industries and creating safe workplaces. These issues, in addition to evolving gender diversity in the cannabis space, need to be addressed sooner rather than later. Based upon LHH’s research and work with global clients, many organi12
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zations are frustrated by the low impact of initiatives to attract and advance women in their workplaces. Why are so many organizations missing the mark? Why are continued efforts failing to move the needle when it comes to promoting women into leadership positions? How can the cannabis industry address these shortcomings before it falls into the trap of so many other established sectors? LHH partnered with HR People + Strategy to explore what works around inclusivity, and what has had the most impact on moving women into leadership roles. We were interested in knowing to what extent advancing women in the workplace was to a company’s overall corporate mandate, so we asked respondents, “to what extent do you believe that advancing women in your organization is a critical business issue?” Remarkably, 82% believed that it was critical, however, only 28% were satisfied with their organization’s efforts to elevate women . What we do know is that there are no simple solutions, and most organizations require a more comprehensive approach when it comes to addressing these issues. Our survey looked at three areas: 1. 2. 3.
Individual Behaviours: What were the mindsets and behaviours of successful women in the cannabis space and how did they succeed in elevating their own careers into leadership positions? Workplace Culture: What workplace initiatives were important in championing female talent and that women in leadership roles attributed to their success? Organizational Practices: What programs and/or policies helped advance women in the workplace?
With respect to individual behaviours, we found that women in the ‘extremely satisfied’ organizations demonstrated all of 13 specific behaviours
and beliefs more frequently than those in ‘unsatisfied’ organizations. The top five distinguishing factors that female respondents mentioned include the following: »» »» »» »» »»
A clear and shared career plan Ability to self-advocate An ability to influence the corporate-level above Delegated work to focus on more strategic initiatives A belief that there are no barriers to advancement
To better understand which factors contributed to a more gender-inclusive culture, we asked respondents to think about their organization’s current culture, and how it supports elevating more women into leadership roles. The following are the top five factors contributing to feeling satisfied with progress on inclusivity: »» »» »» »» »»
Diversity and inclusion are core parts of the culture and values and not viewed as a special HR initiative Leaders are committed to gender diversity and taking action to demonstrate it The organization recognizes and leverages senior female leaders as role models The organization is known as a good place to work for females Leadership provides equal opportunities and creates a consistent experience for all
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Using hiring, promotion and succession practices free of gender bias Providing leadership skill development training Addressing pay equity Offering flexible work arrangements
We also learned that it is not just the availability of programs that was important, but the actual adoption by employees. Employees need to feel that they can truly access programs without repercussions. Programs will have the greatest impact when people leaders are seen demonstrating their support for them. Finally, returning to cannabis, the op“Based upon LHH Knightsbridge’s research portunity to raise the importance of elevating women into leadership roles is critical and work with global clients, many to the ongoing success of the industry. With the industry evolving so quickly, our parorganizations are frustrated by the low ticipants all agreed that now is the time to impact of initiatives to attract and advance create a more inclusive culture. Adopting practices and behaviours outlined above women in their workplaces. Why are so will shift the current gender imbalance and many organizations missing the mark?” enable this young industry to thrive by leveraging the talents of everyone.
Interestingly, the very ‘unsatisfied’ organizations had a complete absence of gender-inclusive culture as described in the factors outlined above. Additionally, we explored what managers do to support an inclusive culture and champion women into leadership roles. In fact, organizations that were ‘extremely satisfied’ with progress being made had managers engage in the below-listed behaviours twice as much as managers in ‘very unsatisfied’ organizations. These top five differentiating behaviours include: »» »» »» »»
Finally, we explored what organizational practices expedite women’s movement through the leadership pipeline. Practices were defined as “the broad variety of programs and formal processes that seek to attract, develop and advance women”. Organizations that were ‘extremely satisfied’ mentioned having the following distinguishing practices in place:
Creating inclusive opportunities to network for everyone Giving females exposure to senior leaders and decisionmakers Providing coaching and feedback that builds business acumen Having career and coaching conversations that challenge women’s negative self-perceptions Challenging themselves and others around unconscious biases and holding others accountable
Anna Marie Lavelle, VP, Talent & Leadership Development Solutions and Amalia Jimenez, VP, Talent and Leadership Development Solutions at LHH Knightsbridge References:  Cannabis Women to Watch in 2019. https://mjbizdaily.com/marijuana-industry-women-entrepreneurs-to-watch-in-2019/  Women in Cannabis. https://blog.vangst.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/Vangst-2019-Womenin-Cannabis-1.pdf  Beattie, Samantha. 8 Female CEOs, 92 Male CEOs: Canada’s Cannabis Industry Has A Problem. https://www.huffingtonpost.ca/2019/02/14/cannabis-industry-leaving-women-behind_a_23669643/  Pace, Andrea. Trailblazers: Meet the Women Leading the Way in Weed. http://eightyeightagency. com/trailblazers-meet-the-women-leading-the-way-in-weed/  Heermann, Tammy. Elevating Women in Leadership. https://www.lhh.com/our-knowledge/2017/ elevating-women-in-leadership
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THE TRANSFORMATIVE POWER OF ERP AND HOW IT CAN HELP LICENCED PRODUCERS
By Chris Milan, VP of Sales at NexTec Group
s the cannabis industry in Canada continues to make strides, licenced producers are looking forward to a more streamlined and efficient process to tackle challenges that have invariably cropped up in the past year since legalization. Some of the main areas of concern include inventory management, tracking compliance mandates and accurate and insightful financial reporting, all of which call for some robust business management solutions. Enter ERP. What is and How Does it Work for Licenced Producers An integral part of all modern businesses across the spectrum, ERP (or Enterprise Resource Planning) is business management software with a suite of integrated applications that a company can use for data collection and management to enhance the performance and growth of its business. Implementing the right ERP software has proven benefits for an organization, which include: »» »» »»
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Improving all aspects of a company, through operational efficiencies, a better understanding of production costs and increasing profits Significantly increasing the value of a business for owners and investors alike resulting in a more professionally run business Gaining relevant insights from data collected which enables executive leadership to make strategic decisions, taking the guesswork out by utilizing key performance indicators to make an informed decision In an industry like cannabis with multiple moving pieces, the right ERP software
could be a game-changer for the organization that implements it. Here are the top 7 reasons why licensed producers should invest in the right ERP software for their organizations: Ensuring compliance: In the cannabis industry, the issue of compliance is nonnegotiable. Health Canada outlines strict rules under the Cannabis Act and Cannabis Regulations according to which, licenced producers must stick to the rules when it comes to manufacturing best practices, maintaining quality standards and keeping a record of every aspect of their operations. They also need to be available and accessible to regular compliance reporting; failure to meet these standards might result in the loss of a cultivator’s license. A robust cannabis-centric ERP system ensures that all licensing requirements are up to date; from seed-to-sale tracking to plant management, to scalable and comprehensive materials tracking, every aspect is compliant and secure. Seed-to-sale traceability: For a grower, it is crucial to keep track of the movements of the seed and/or the plant from the instant it arrives. ERP software helps with managing grow activities like nourishing plants with fertilizer or trimming them and scheduling production so that the grower or producer doesn’t miss a deadline making the production process seamless. Additionally, the RFID or barcode feature reduces manual entry, reducing labour costs. Cost optimization: The key to any successful enterprise is cutting costs while increasing efficiencies. An all-service ERP system tracks in real-time, some of the major financial KPIs like cash flow, profits and sales. This data is the key to making insightful decisions with regards to a host of issues like inventory management and
distribution costs among others. Real-time reporting also enables the LP to increase efficiency and therefore reduce waste by keeping track of unused or slow-moving inventory.
“As the cannabis industry in Canada continues to make strikes, licenced producers are looking forward to a more streamlined and efficient process to tackle challenges that have invariable cropped up in the past year since legalization.” Supply Chain Management: The right ERP software will help a company manage the supply chain process, which includes warehousing and logistics, handling inventory, forecasting demand based on current sales and conducting future modeling. The software can also track actual production versus the estimated production of particular strains, which provides additional data to growers or producers in terms of balancing their demand and supply. Integrating Operations and Finance: ERP software creates a single system that manages both finance and operations within an organization. It helps to track critical data metrics like what kind of strain is being produced and delivered, or what is the cost of production, packaging and delivery. ERP software can provide processes and online tools that capture the data in a reader-friendly manner, generating audit reports as required.
Data Security: Since an effective ERP system brings together all aspects of a company (finance, human resources, supply chain management and customer relationship management among others) under one single system, managing data security and access protocols becomes simpler. An ERP system with sophisticated permission protocols will ensure that critical data is safe while allowing employees convenient access to work at the jobs specifically assigned to them. Standing out: With increasing competition between cannabis companies who may have overlapping products and services, staying relevant with consumers and standing out from the crowd is imperative. Having the right ERP software in place provides an organization with additional data and insights, which gives it a competitive advantage over others in the cannabis space, setting the stage for it to become a world-class company. An efficient ERP system can integrate growing and production processes, including planting, cloning, harvesting, drying, processing, packaging, marketing, sales and product recall management. It also gives a wholesome snapshot of all the critical aspects of the cannabis business in one single system, including tracking cultivation, production, inventory, finance, sales, compliance and customers. Now more than ever, when the cannabis industry is expected to grow exponentially in the coming year, it makes good business sense for licenced producers to embrace cannabis technology like ERP to manage their compliant business and improve drastically on efficiency and output. Chris Milan is the Vice President of Sales at NexTec Group
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President of iMotion Security. Since 1999, our company has established itself as one of Canadaâ€™s leading full-service security providers; when cannabis became legal in October 2018, it was only natural for our company to assist growers, distributors and retailers in their security needs. iMotion has set the standard for superior service and quality personnel, in accordance with Health Canada regulations, laws and best practices. Due to the nature of grow sites, they are among the most targeted locations for crime. An entire crop and the loss of extremely valuable finished products can be potentially wiped by a single theft, not to mention the damage that can occur to other important mechanisms, such as irrigation and lighting systems. Producing and/or storing cannabis poses a risk to the companies growing it, and to employees in these sites as well. Hence, considering a robust and versatile design of security solutions is crucial to obtain in the early site stages, this is only achieved through partnering with a team of experts. Our team, with a clear vision and mission, can design a comprehensive security solution that will ensure the protection of your cannabis sites. Our engineers have combined the best technologies from the largest and long-standing manufacturers in the market. These technologies, once unified on an integrated platform, become a winning recipe for a dynamic industry constantly evolving. In addition, our systems are designed to adapt to your production and expansion. What we offer is an all-inclusive security service, from the design of your system to the transport of your goods to stores. With our dedicated project managers and team of engineers, iMotion is with you every step of the way to guide, not only the growth of your business, but the growth of
your harvest as well. Our strategic partnership allows us to offer you the best transport solutions for your point-of-sale deliveries, armored cars and guards will be at your disposal for maximum security. At iMotion we not only ensure to meet the minimum regulations set out by Health Canada, we exceed their requirements to give you total control and insight to your cannabis facility. This empowers your team to be proactive in detecting, verifying and diminishing security threats even before the perpetrator has entered your facility. You are in an industry where the slightest mistake can cause the loss of your cultivation licence. A theft or production stop can cost you several thousand dollars. We are fully aware of it and you should be too. As an integrator based in Quebec, we have the authority to practice in all provinces of Canada, including Quebec, which has very specific measures. As a result, we can ensure the safety of your products and capital at a national level.
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Cannabis in Workplaces/
Cannabis May Be Legal, But it’s Not Allowed in Most Workplaces New Study Finds Recreational Cannabis Impact in the Workplace Lower than Expected
early one year after cannabis legalization in Canada, a new study from Ipsos, commissioned by ADP Canada, reveals most Canadian workplaces don’t allow recreational cannabis before, during and after work. Most working Canadians (86%) say their employer does not permit recreational cannabis use and only a fraction (8%) say cannabis use is allowed during the workday. These findings are in line with a similar study conducted by ADP in 2018, where 6% of Canadians thought they would be allowed to use cannabis during work hours or before coming to work. The study found that recreational cannabis had a smaller-than-expected impact on workplace performance. Most Canadians believe recreational cannabis has had no impact at work in terms of health and safety incidents (75%), productivity (74%), absenteeism (71%) or quality of work (70%). This is in stark contrast to opinions held prior to legalization in 2018, when nearly half of working Canadians expected productivity (46%) and quality of work (43%) to decline, and health and safety incidents (55%) and absenteeism (40%) to increase. Within the small number of working Canadians (8%) who say their employer allows the use of recreational cannabis, 63% are consuming it before work, 47% are consuming during work hours and 72% are consuming after work. However, when looking at Canada’s working population at large, the survey finds that only a fraction of Canadians consume recreational cannabis before work (5%), during work hours (4%) and after work with colleagues (6%).
“There was a lot of uncertainty and hype leading up to cannabis legalization last year, but so far, cannabis has not had a noticeable impact on the workplace or on workplace performance,” said Hendrik Steenkamp, Director, HR Advisory, ADP Canada. “Although only a fraction of Canadian workplaces allow cannabis during the workday, it’s important for every organization to develop proper workplace guidelines and policies, as well as provide training to identify and manage impairment.” There remains a disconnect between managers and non-managers on both acceptance and consumption of recreational cannabis during the workday. Though 80% of Canadians say they are either fully or somewhat aware of expectations surrounding legal recreational cannabis use, managers (86%) are more likely to fully understand their organization’s policies than non-managers (74%). Respondents in Atlantic Canada were most likely to be aware (72%) of their organization’s expectations and Quebecers were the least likely to be aware (56%). Additionally, managers are more likely to believe that cannabis is accepted in the workplace (13% compared to 3% of non-managers). Canadian attitudes toward recreational cannabis have not changed significantly since legalization - nearly half of participants (46%) claim their perception of cannabis has not changed at all and 22% say their perception of cannabis is more positive. Positive perceptions on cannabis are highest in Ontario (27%) and Atlantic Canada (22%). With the legalization of recreational cannabis edibles, extracts and topicals in Canada
having become legal on October 17, it is likely that many workplaces will be reviewing and revising their policies regarding cannabis use. However, over half of Canadians (55%) say they do not believe this impending legalization will change their employer’s expectations around impairment. Managers (37%) are more likely than non-managers (23%) to expect a change in their employer’s expectations. Regionally, this opinion is most prevalent in Alberta (35%), Ontario (33%), and British Columbia, and least held in the Prairies (17%) or Atlantic Canada (20%). Survey Methodology These are some of the findings of an Ipsos poll conducted between August 30 and September 18, 2019 on behalf of ADP. For this survey, a sample of 1,160 working Canadians aged 18 and over were interviewed. Weighting was then employed to balance demographics to ensure that the sample’s composition reflects that of the population of working Canadians according to Census data and to provide results intended to approximate the sample universe. The precision of Ipsos online polls is measured using a credibility interval. In this case, the poll is accurate to within ±3.3 percentage points, 19 times out of 20, had all working Canadian adults been polled. The credibility interval will be wider among subsets of the population. All sample surveys and polls may be subject to other sources of error, including, but not limited to coverage error, and measurement error. Hendrik Steenkamp is the Director of HR Operations and Advisory at ADP
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How Deep-Level Analytics Can Help Licenced Producers & Cannabis Retailers Identify
by Asif Khan, Founder & CEO of GroundLevel Insights Inc.
s the cannabis industry in Can- On the research and business side: launched its proprietary AI and business inada continues to grow, stake- »» How do we make demand-side projectelligence engine to enable and empower holders including growers, extions for the future? companies to make more enlightened cantractors and licenced producers »» Which products are working and which nabis decisions, marries its experience and are beginning to realize the aren’t? vision with a commitment to protecting the significance of powerful and accurate data »» Is this the right time to expand and privacy of its clients. Its public beta version analytics and how it can serve as a tool ramp up production? explores how data can be leveraged for canto solve issues such as demand and sup- »» Do we merge with a bigger LP or stay nabis businesses. Most significantly, how LPs: ply, identifying niche markets and staying independent? ahead of the competition. Extractors 1. evaluate the competitive landand producers, big and small, have scape “The cannabis industry has been struggling with bottlenecks like 2. compare their growth against the several data platforms with raising capital, crop failures and balindustry standard ancing demand and supply of their compare insights from the cannaplenty of information that show 3. products. These bumps in the road bis industry and investment overall to are being attributed, among other stakeholders what products they project expected future growth, trends reasons, to the lack of specific data and opportunities - both long term and that truly uncovers exactly who the sell, how much money they make, short term end-customer is. Which brings us to the size of their market share and why, now more than ever, data anaGeared towards both craft cannabis the average transaction size.” lytics has become crucial for licenced startups that need direction with reproducers and extractors in undergards to investment and established standing critical questions such as: Why Consider Data Analytics? companies who want to assess their posiCannabis companies cognizant of the chal- tion in the current Canadian cannabis landOn the behavioural pattern side: lenges to emerge in this second year of le- scape considering expansion, the platform »» What specific products are consumers galization will be looking to collaborate with has helped companies make enlightened looking for? data-mining companies. These companies cannabis decisions to understand cannabis »» Where are consumers buying their are experts at not only collecting and ana- customers, expenditures and the cannabis products from and where do they go lyzing data but can also turn it into tangible, marketplace through movement science. before and after their purchase? actionable decisions to grow the business, Here are its findings: »» How are consumers engaging socially and the industry in general. before and after their purchase? GroundLevel Insights, which recently 20
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ers go after they visit a dispensary, clinic or CBD/hemp retailer? What else are they interested in beyond cannabis?” The answer lies in the physical movements of the consumer. These insights can help inform a licence producers’ strategy in areas like product development, cross-promotional marketing and competitive situational analysis. With access to information about where consumers have been before a cannabis purchase and their location post-purchase, LPs will be able to craft more targeted strategies and curate better customer experiences. In a fast-paced industry like cannabis, this information also enables the LP to stand apart from a competitor offering similar products and experiences. Behaviours and habits such as where customers prefer to hang out, shop, eat before or after making a cannabis purchase give useful data on potential and relevant affinity partners as well. Tracking this behaviour also enables the LP to draw up more informed strategies.
Privacy and Data Security Privacy is a top concern of today’s consumer. Data from our computers and connected devices are being tracked and stored on the servers of data companies, mobile operators and internet service providers all over the world. GroundLevel Insights acquires anonymous bulk data from hundreds of suppliers and turns it into insights that consist of audience groups represented by industry averages and percentages. What this means is our AI platform’s outcome is never on specific individuals’ information but rather the behavioural patterns of anonymous groups. For example, rather than saying, “Your consumer ‘John’ visited a burger store today,” the results can identify “35% of your cannabis retailer consumers visited a burger shop directly after visiting your store today.” Who is the Customer? The cannabis industry has several data platforms with plenty of information that show stakeholders what products they sell, how much money they make, the size of their market share and the average transaction size. However, there’s very little information about the behaviours of cannabis consumers and what informs their buying choices. To build out nuanced and intimate profiles of cannabis consumers, it then becomes vital to have answers to questions like “What
kind of food do they like? Where do they go for their morning coffee? What is their morning routine on a workday like as opposed to the weekend?” New movement data science platforms are using cutting-edge and industry-leading AI to turn anonymous consumer location data that is collected from various reliable sources into real-time insights and analysis of the cannabis industry. The Importance of Behaviour-specific Data In related consumer-facing brand categories like consumer packaged goods, hospitality and tourism, vast amounts of data are mined to inform everything from product development to market sizing and targeting. Cannabis is a relatively nascent industry with unique challenges like strict regulatory limitations and varying provincial laws. The need for targeted data in such an industry becomes even more essential. There’s also a distinction to be made between what a medical cannabis patient needs and what a recreational consumer wants. An LP will need to market medical cannabis products to healthcare professionals in a vastly different manner than it will to recreational cannabis consumers. The cannabis industry requires the same amount of rigorous data mining as any consumer-facing industry. Specific issues like: “Where do my consum-
The Road Ahead Despite Canada’s top four cannabis companies - Canopy Growth, Tilray, Aurora and Cronos Group - underperforming in terms of quarterly earnings which resulted in a dramatic drop in shares for some fo them, the Canadian cannabis industry is expected to grow over the next few years. With the onset of legalization 2.0, as edibles, extracts, topicals and beverages hit the legal market, demand for cannabis-infused products from both seasoned consumers and new “canna-curious” consumers is likely to go up. Cannabis consumers are also demanding more tailored experiences to suit their varied needs, be it recreationally or as a medical patient. In this scenario, cannabis companies and producers who embrace innovation will likely succeed in this already crowded space. Growers and manufacturers with genuine knowledge about cannabis and its potential, armed with personalized and customized information on product preferences, will have a leg-up over their competition. In an industry with strict guidelines around branding, messaging and marketing, data-centric insights can help cannabis companies prevision and react to consumer behaviours and preferences quickly and effectively. The fact that the cannabis industry is changing and moving at a rapid pace is no secret. The time is ripe for Canadian LPs to reinvent themselves by incorporating solid consumer behaviour data and the insights gained to make more informed, strategic decisions for the growth of their business. Asif Khan, Founder & CEO of GroundLevel Insights Inc. December 2019 | Cannabis Prospect Magazine
Clinical Trails in the
CANNABIS INDUSTRY An Emerging Approach
By Andrew Gregg BHSc., RHN, Clinical Scientific Affairs Associate at dicentra Cannabis Consulting
linical research involving cannabis has had a challenging history; until very recently (and arguably still) it remains an area of clinical research characterized by historically heavy regulation and seemingly endless regulatory barriers. The small amount of research produced is often limited as a result of these constraints, with final data and literature leaving many wary even still. The clinical research of cannabis has evolved rapidly in recent years, and continues to be an area of significant expansion with an increasing number of countries leading a wave of new cannabis legislation and the subsequent research that is now permitted and, in many cases, required. Health Canada recently announced that over 195 cannabis research licences have been granted to date, and an amended risk-based approach to triage applications has resulted in a significant increase in licensing process speed. Clinical Trials Ontario confirmed in its September report that there are “approximately 60 cannabis research studies currently underway across Canada, more than half of which are taking place in Ontario.”¹ Through its consultation with Canadians last summer, Health Canada sought to gather input and feedback from those who may be interested in purchasing, manufacturing or selling – what it termed, “cannabis health products”² (CHPs). This consultation with industry stakeholders and the public ran from June 13 to September 3, 2019, with no conclusion put forth by Health Canada at this time of writing. “Following the consultation, Health Canada intends to gather external scientific advice on the appropriate evidence standards required to demonstrate safety and efficacy.”² It can be reasonably assumed that conclusive statements 22
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will be released by the agency no sooner than early 2020. It remains to be seen, following the outcome of the consultation and the external scientific advice being gathered now, how emerging regulations will shape the future direction of cannabis research in Canada. With Health Canada now seeking expert opinion on the “appropriate evidence standards required to demonstrate safety and efficacy”² of CHPs and similar cannabis-containing products, what is poised to become one of the largest sectors of cannabis-related clinical research remains largely undefined as these evidence standards of “safety and efficacy” will be the central focus of this research. As clinical trials for cannabis drugs and cannabis use for specific medical indications continue to progress through slow-but-steady pharmaceutical phases in the background, it is these yet-to-be-seen clinical trials that will be required to demonstrate the safety and efficacy of cannabis. That said, nutraceutical ingredient interactions and the mechanisms of action in these novel nutraceuticals will shape the cannabis clinical research landscape most significantly. Advancements in the areas of formulation and delivery will see even more research come as a result of newly-approved classes of cannabis derivative products, cannabis-containing natural health products and dietary supplements. As PwC Canada recently reported, “pharmaceutical companies wanting to develop prescription cannabis products have been forced to focus on specific active pharmaceutical ingredients or API’s (e.g., tetrahydrocannabinol [THC] and cannabidiol [CBD]) to adhere to strict, traditional drug approval pathways. The limitations of this approach are not only that it
“As clinical trials for cannabis drugs and cannabis use for specific medical indications continue to progress through stepwise pharmaceutical phases in the background, at a dull roar as they have for decades, it is the yet-to-be-seen clinical trials that will be required to demonstrate the safety and efficacy of cannabis.”
requires substantial investment, but also that the therapy loses the entourage effect of the plant, thereby reducing its therapeutic efficacy.”³ This invites the question: with infinite combinations of phytocannabinoid-terpene ratios, will the clinical exploration of the entourage effect lead us down an endless path of continued uncertainty, perpetuating heavy regulation of the very compounds we wish to research? An additional layer of both regulatory and clinical complexity comes from regulating and capturing, respectively, the entourage effect in newly approved classes of cannabis products whereby the research is further complicated by a food matrix, in edible products for instance. The burden of evidence for the approval of these proposed products remains to be defined, however, we can be certain that it will lean towards the highest burden of proof, demanding significant growth and innovation in all aspects of clinical trials for proposed cannabis health products. Of course, there are recruitment challenges abound in clinical research, and this is not expected to change despite the increasingly widespread use of cannabis among Canadians. However, there currently exists a much larger and more accessible population for the continued research of cannabis, more specifically, a leading edge of research required to demonstrate safety and efficacy of novel cannabis-containing health products. Andrew Gregg is the Clinical Scientific Affairs Associate at dicentra Cannabis Consulting References: ¹ Clinical Trials Ontario. September 10, 2019. Ontario is an Epicentre of Cannabis Clinical Trials. https://www.ctontario.ca/ontario-is-an-epicentre-of-cannabis-clinical-trials/ ² Health Canada, Government of Canada. August 02, 2019. Consultation on potential market for cannabis health products that would not require practitioner oversight. https://www.canada.ca/en/health-canada/programs/consultation-potential-market-cannabis.html ³ PricewaterhouseCoopers. November 14, 2018. Cannabis in the pharmaceutical industry. PwC Canada’s cannabis series: Chapter 9.
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THE COMPLETE AND MOST EFFECTIVE SOLUTION FOR YOUR FACILITY
With a clear vision and mission, iMotion Security can design a comprehensive security solution, that will ensure the protection of your cannabis sites. Our engineers have combined the best technologies of the largest manufacturers on the market. These technologies, once uniﬁed on a single platform, become a winning recipe for an industry which is in full effervescence and in constant evolution. In addition, our systems are designed to adapt to your production and expansion. We are not just a reseller; not just an integrator; We are a partner, working in collaboration with you to automate, secure and manage your Cannabis Facility. At iMotion we are conﬁdent that:
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The Ontario Cannabis Store (OCS) is taking steps to engage with federally licensed producers and authorized retail stores on their perspectives in increasing private sector participation in the delivery of recreational cannabis to stores across Ontario. During the month of October, the OCS conducted both in-person and online consultations with its commercial partners in an effort to fully explore the viability of delivery models that could leverage greater involvement from licensed producers in the storage and transportation of product to authorized retail stores.
Premier Brian Pallister says that his government will make it illegal to consume marijuana edibles in most public spaces. Pallister said he believes current legislation will block that use but, if it doesn’t, his government will amend the law to fix that. Manitoba’s current cannabis laws ban recreational smoking or vaping of the drug in virtually all outdoor public spaces, including beaches, parks, streets, sidewalks, outdoor entertainment venues and other spots. Smoking and vaping were also banned in most indoor public places.
One year past the end of cannabis prohibition, Calgary already has more cannabis stores — 66 — than any other city in Canada, with Edmonton second at 48, and more than 300 across the province already. Alberta Gaming, Liquor and Cannabis has green-lighted 306 retail outlets across the province, a number that will likely grow by 200 by 2021.
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In early November Quebec Premier François Legault used its provincial majority to pass Bill 2 which will raise the legal age to consume and purchase recreational marijuana from 18 to 21. The change will come into effect as of January 1, 2020. The Quebec government’s contentious cannabis legislation that will impose some of the strictest rules in Canada has been adopted by the province’s National Assembly. Many industry groups are criticizing the law as most provincial jurisdictions for the legal consumption of recreational cannabis is 18 or 19.
In a press release, Minister Responsible for the Saskatchewan Liquor and Gaming Authority (SLGA) Gene Makowsky said now that a year has passed since the drug was legalized, a new approach is needed to address the increase in demand from cannabis consumers in the province. On October 29, the province outlined its plan to move forward with a phased-in open market system for cannabis retail permits. The SLGA will begin accepting applications from communities with populations under 2,500 in April 2020, and by September of next year, the provincial regulator will have a province-wide application process.
According to a recent article in Marijuana Business Daily, British Columbia plans to add a 20% tax on retail sales of cannabis vapourizer products. The province’s proposed increase to its sales tax is intended to restrict vapour product access, flavors, nicotine content, packaging and advertising, the province announced. The B.C. government introduced legislation to increase the sales tax last November. The new rate will take effect Jan. 1, 2020, pending a public comment period and legislative approval.
Prince Edward Island
Sundial Growers Inc. has successfully entered the Prince Edward Island market. Its products will be available in all four PEI. Cannabis locations, as well as on its e-commerce platform, with five product lines: Calm, Ease, Flow, Lift and Spark. The first products available to PEI. consumers will be Lemon Riot and Citrus Punch, two sativa-dominant hybrid strains under Sundial’s Lift product line. Sundial is also the proud owner of the premium cannabis brand Top Leaf, which is expected to be available in PEI. in the near future.
Newfoundland & Labrador
According to a recent CBC article, the Canopy Growth growing facility in St. John’s is slated to be up and running by spring. Jordan Sinclair, Canopy Growth’s vice-president of communications, said its growing facility in St. John’s is slated to be up and running by spring. As part of the agreement, Canopy Growth pledged to build a production plant on the northeast Avalon and will create 145 jobs.
The NSLC experienced a solid second quarter with total sales for the second quarter (July 1 – September 29, 2019) of $203.7 million, an increase of 11.8% over the second quarter of the previous fiscal year, primarily due to cannabis, which generated $18.2 million in sales. Nova Scotia produced cannabis accounted for 19.9% of cannabis sales this quarter. Retail customer transactions for cannabis totaled 538,752; with an average dollar value of $33.76. Modifications to its 12 cannabis stores commenced to accommodate edibles, extracts and topicals, which the stores expect to begin offering in late December.
Cannabis NB released its unaudited results for the second quarter from July 1, 2019 to September 29, 2019. Total sales of legal recreational cannabis for the quarter were $10.7 million. Key result trends for the quarter were: online sales represented 1.1% of sales for the quarter at $0.1 million, in-store sales represented 98.9% of sales for the quarter at $10.6 million, dry flower sales represented 84.5% of sales for the quarter at $9.1 million, extracts sales represented 11.3% of sales for the quarter at $1.2 million, seeds sales represented 0.1% of sales for the quarter at $ 0.07 million, with accessories sales represented 4.1% of sales for the quarter at $0.4 million.
Yukon / Northwest Territories / Nunavut Currently the Yukon territory has three recreational cannabis stores in operation: Triple J’s Canna Space, Dawson City Cannabis and Fire & Flower. Northwest Territories Liquor and Cannabis Commission (NTLCC) released its unaudited results for the second quarter from July 1, 2019 to September 29, 2019. Total sales of legal recreational cannabis for the quarter were $934,370. Key result trends for the quarter were: online sales represented $3,678 of sales for the quarter, dry flower sales represented 92.8% of sales for the quarter at $867,164; extracts sales represented 2.6% of sales for the quarter at $24,372, seeds sales represented $1,114 of sales for the quarter, with cannabis capsules sales represented 4.5% of sales for the quarter at $41,718. Come December, the Nunavut Liquor and Cannabis Commission said the new derivative products will be able to be bought in the territory from its licensed vendors (the Tweed store, owned by Canopy Growth Corp. of Smith’s Falls, Ont. and Vertical Cannabis, owned by AgMedica Bioscience Inc. of Chatham, Ont.). The edible cannabis, cannabis extracts and cannabis topical products do not yet appear on these companies’ websites.
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EXTRACTION TAKES CENTRE STAGE
By Jeff Fallows Valens GroWorks Corp. is a multi-licenced, vertically-integrated cannabis company focused on being the partner of choice for leading Canadian and international cannabis brands. It is the largest third-party extraction company in Canada with an annual capacity of 425,000 kg of dried cannabis and hemp biomass at our purpose-built facility in British Columbia, which is in the process of becoming European Union (EU) Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) compliant. Additionally, its subsidiary Valens Labs is a Health Canada licensed ISO 17025 accredited cannabis testing lab providing sector-leading analytical services and has partnered with Thermo Fisher Scientific to develop a Centre of Excellence in Plant-Based Science.
annabis has come a long way in Canada. While federal legalization has taken the industry to new heights here, many cannabis connoisseurs and patients have been waiting eagerly for “Cannabis 2.0.” In this next phase, consumers can finally set aside their pipes, bongs and blunts in favor of vaporizers, edibles, capsules and topicals if they prefer these more convenient options. Early indications are that there is a massive demand in the Canadian market for all of these products and they have one thing in common - they require extraction, a quickly advancing technology that is transforming the cannabis industry. The extraction processes used to create vape cartridges, edibles and concentrates have evolved rapidly over the last few years in tandem with legalization. However, despite its newfound popularity, there are many people who don’t really know what extraction is, and why extracted products are generally considered safer than smoking.
Extraction is necessary to remove, purify, isolate and concentrate select compounds from the plant. It gives us the ability to retain naturally occurring ratios or customize specific formulations, while also removing the impurities that can negatively affect a user’s experience. When done correctly, extraction can result in pure, isolated compounds or natural, full-spectrum extracts.
So, what is extraction?
Extraction is the laboratory process through which THC or CBD (or other cannabinoid) oil is extracted from the cannabis or hemp plant and concentrated to various levels of purity. One size does not fit all in this context and different types of output and different levels of purity are required for differ28
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ent end products. In “Cannabis 2.0” for example, where many of the new product formats require certain aroma and flavor profiles, a more purified product called a “distillate” is required. Once the oil with the desired level of purity is achieved it can be packaged into vape cartridges or capsules, or processed as a tincture or topical, or used to make edibles, beverages or other products. Extraction is a necessary step in removing, purifying, isolating and concentrating active compounds from the plant. If done correctly, the output will maintain the integrity of the targeted compounds, while losing the unnecessary impurities. THC and CBD aren’t the only compounds in cannabis and hemp plants. There are more than 100 cannabinoids, which could have potential uses yet to be discovered through scientific research. Added to that are more than 140 terpenes, the aromatic compounds that give cannabis its fragrance and flavor.
How does extraction work?
Extraction uses temperature, pressure, solvents, and time, all in a controlled manner, to access one or many of the cannabinoids, flavonoids and terpenes present in cannabis. There are many ways to extract (we’ll get into more details on that later). Temperature combined with pressure is used to squeeze out the oils from the plant. Solvents like CO2 are also often used to pick up and transport the compounds from the plant into a solution, which is further processed to remove impurities, resulting in pure compounds.
From Soil to Oil
Extraction results in a more concentrated product, which can be detrimental if the cannabis plant contains toxins or heavy metals (which can be
drawn up from the soil by the plant) prior to processing because many of these toxins are also picked up by the solvent during the extraction process. This is similar to the potential accumulation of mercury in fish, as fish oils are also concentrated into Omega capsules for human consumption. Much like quality fish is needed to produce quality fish oil, quality cannabis has the best chance of resulting in quality extracts. For this reason, extraction must be backed by rigorous scientific testing and undergo quality control from the start.
We don’t believe there is one cannabinoid or terpene that rules them all. We also don’t believe there is a single best way of using cannabis. With the ability to isolate desired compounds and ‘package’ them into numerous products, the natural next step for cannabis lies in the versatility of oil. That said, here is a quick overview of the five main types of extraction and the benefits of each:
Solvent Based Extraction: Different solvents bind to cannabinoids, terpenes and flavonoids in different ways and with various levels of efficiency. As such, it is important to have the desired end product in mind before selecting the appropriate type of extraction.
filtered water, ice and dry ice (in the case of rosin) to extract, and then heat and pressure to create a clean, full spectrum product.
Centrifugal partition Chromatography (CPC): A service for the future of targeted molecules. As we get closer to understanding what cannabinoids, terpenes and flavonoids are responsible for certain effects, being able to isolate specific molecules and remove others will be imperative to the future of cannabis product offerings. CPC is a mechanical method that effectively separates compounds from each other to move towards 99%+ purity levels of desired compounds.
Is it safe?
Yes. Extraction occurs in labs compliant with Canadian law and is conducted by engineers and chemists with advanced degrees. Extraction uses a range of temperatures and pressures, and often includes flammable solvents, so the process and the equipment must be in strict adherence to safety standards. Without extraction there would be no vapes, edibles, capsules or tinctures. In the case of vaping, many of the impurities are removed that would have entered the lungs through smoking. In the case of capsules, tinctures or edibles, we are able to fully eliminate the need for lung inhalation.
The Future of Extraction
There is a rising demand for specifically dosed processed products like vape pens, beverages and edibles for their discreet use and predictable effects. As a result, the extraction industry is poised for incredible growth in the coming years. While the art of good flower remains an important offering for those who prefer to smoke, extraction is what cannabis looks like in the 21st century. It is integral in the process of leaving behind the social stigma of cannabis by giving it a new method of delivery and a whole new look that fits the needs of patients and consumers in the rapidly expanding population of cannabis users. Jeff Fallows is the President of Valens GroWorks
CO2 is very effective particularly when it comes to creating full-spectrum oils for capsules, tinctures, vape pens, etc. It’s commonly used as an industrial solvent for things like coffee, tea and vanilla. It’s safe, affordable, recyclable and environmentally friendly.
Ethyl Alocohol is most commonly used to
satisfy high throughput requirements such as extracting CBD from hemp. It is proven effective and efficient. With expectations of hundreds of hemp farms and thousands of acres coming online, this will be an important aspect of the industry to service. It can be worked with in bulk, and it’s cost-efficient and highly scalable.
Hydrocarbon extraction (Butane [BHO], Pentane, Propane) is a very delicate form of
extraction that is very effective for concentrates, high-quality resin vape pens, as well as shatters and sauces that people have come to love in neighboring markets south of the border. It’s proven to bring out the full characteristics of the plant as well as user experiences that are similar to smoking in flower format. Although products produced by hydrocarbon extraction are experiencing significant growth, hydrocarbonbased solvents are quite volatile and require special care when being used to ensure the safety of operators and the whole extraction team. Here at Valens, we’ve created an OSHAand NFPA-compliant Class 1, Division 1 Booth (the only one of its kind in Canada) and we are dedicated to both the safety of our employees and to the output of a premium product.
“Cannabis has come a long way in Canada. While federal legalization has taken the industry to new heights here, many cannabis connoisseurs and patients have been waiting eagerly for ‘Cannabis 2.0.’ In this next phase, consumers can finally set aside their pipes, bongs and blunts in favor of vaporizers, edibles, capsules and topicals if they prefer these more convenient options.”
Solventless Extraction: A method that has been used since the dawn of man. There are a lot of craft cannabis makers out there who prefer this method and its sister-method – rosin pressing – which is one of the cleanest methods out there. Solventless extraction uses only clean, December 2019 | Cannabis Prospect Magazine
2019 LICENCED PRODUCER DIRECTORY Here’s your new guide to over 100 Canadian licensed producers. Information was submitted by contact at the respective licenced producers or added based on public information available on the company’s website. Any information listed is subject to fair use and is public domain.
LICENCED PRODUCER DIRECTORY (Special type treatment requests by respective companies.)
314 Pure Cannabis Ltd. Crossfield AB Website: www.314pure.com Main Contact: Steve Clark, COO Email: email@example.com 48North 243 Queen St. West - 2nd floor Toronto ON M5V 1Z4 416-639-5891 Website: www.48nrth.com Connor Whitworth, Director of Corporate Affairs Email: firstname.lastname@example.org 7Acres 178R Ossington Avenue Toronto ON M6J 2Z7 Website: www.7acres.com/ Parent Company: The Supreme Cannabis Co. Email: email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org Phone: 416-466-6265 AAA Heidelberg 750 West Pender Street, Suite 804 Vancouver, BC V6C 2T7 Website: http://agraflora.com/ Subsidiary: Agraflora Organics International Tim McNulty, Investor Relations Communications Email: email@example.com Communications Number: 800-783-6056 AB Laboratories Inc. 1428 Sandhill Drive Ancaster ON L9G 4V5 Website: http://www.ablabs.ca/ Abide Inc. 1551 Caterpillar Road Mississauga ON L4X 2Z6 Telephone: 647-478-7240 Website: http://abideinc.ca Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Fax: 1-866-262-6912 Acreage Pharms Ltd. P.O Box 51 Peers AB T0E 1W0 Website: www.acreagepharms.ca Phone: 888-386-0149 Fax: 888-693-0150 ADC BioMedical Corp 37 - 4120 Ridgeway Drive, 30
Mississauga ON L5L 5S9 Website: www.canaquest.com Parent Company: CanaQuest Medical Corp. Main Contact: Paul Ramsay, President Rep Email: email@example.com Rep Phone: 416-704-3040 Rep Fax: 416-352-5712 AgMedica Bioscience Inc. 111 Heritage Road, Suite 200 Chatham ON N7M 5W7 Website: http://agmedica.ca Sengkee Ahn Senior VP Corporate Development Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Phone Number: 844-247-4633 AgriPharm 6954 County Road 9 Clearview ON L0M 1S0 Website: http://agripharm.ca Email: email@example.com Phone Number: 705-881-1514 Agro Greens Natural Products Ltd. 5508 48 Street, Box 126, Macklin SK S0L 2C0 Website: https://agrogreens.ca Rep Full Name: Jeremy Vokins, Director & Head of Security Rep Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Rep Phone: 639-398-2244 Rep Fax: 639-398-2380 Communications/IR Contact: Jeremy Vokins, Director Alternabis Farms Vancouver Island BC Website: www.alternabis.com Email: email@example.com Phone: 888-420-1337 Aphria PO Box 20009 269 Erie St South Leamington, ON N8H 3C4 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Phone: 844-427-4742 Fax: 844-427-4796 Aleafia Health 8810 Jane Street, 2nd Floor Concord ON L4K 2M9 Website: https://aleafiahealth.com/ Rep Full Name: Ron Hutzul, VP of Marketing
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Rep Email: Ron@aleafiahealth.com Phone: 647-376-7453 Communications/IR Contact: Nicholas Bergamini, VP Investor Relations Communication’s Email: Nick@aleafiahealth.com Apollo Green 400 Commerce Street Vars, ON K0A 3H0 Email: email@example.com Phone Number: 613-443-0011 Aqualitas 310 - 1550 Bedford Highway Bedford NS B4A 1E6 Website: http://aqualitas.ca Tel: 902-354-3736 Fax: 902-835-1486 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Atlas Biotechnologies Ltd. 10123 99 st NW Edmonton, AB Website: www.atlasgrowers.com Subsidiaries: Atlas Growers Ltd Jonas Soulodre, Business Development Manager Rep Email: Jonas@atlasgrowers.com Phone: 587-989-0110 Communications/IR Contact: Christian Lopez, Investor Relations Communication’s Email: Christianl@atlasgrowers.com Communication’s Phone: 584-337-9502 Aurora Cannabis Inc. P.O. Box 209 Cremona AB T0M 0R0 Website: www.auroramj.com Laura Gallant, Media Communication’s Email: laura.gallant@auroramj. com Communication’s Phone Number: 437-992-8429 Sales Email: email@example.com BC Tweed 349 264 Street Aldergrove BC V4W 2K1 Website: www.canopygrowth.com/internationalfootprint/bc-tweed/ Phone Number: 778-589-9333 BOAZ Pharmaceuticals Inc. 4435 90th Ave SE
LICENCED PRODUCER DIRECTORY (Special type treatment requests by respective companies.) Calgary AB T2C 2S6 Website: www.BOAZPharm.com David Isaak, CEO. & Founder Rep Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Phone: 833-392-0501 Rep Fax: 587-392-0520 Beehive Vital Elements 1 North Shore Hwy Corner Brook, NL Website: www.beehighve.ca Email: email@example.com Phone Number: 709-701-8901 Beleave Inc. 2030 Bristol Circle, #115, Oakville, ON L6H 0H2 Website: http://beleave.com Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Telephone: 844-235-3283 Fax: 905-481-4397 Blissco Holdings Ltd. PO Box 32031 Walnut Grove Langley BC V1M 2M3 Website: www.blissco.com Email: email@example.com Phone Number: 877-310-2547 Bold Growth Inc. Site 207 Comp 19 RR2, Saskatoon SK S7K 3J5 Website: https://boldgrowth.ca Rep Full Name: Spencer Veilke, COO Rep Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Rep Phone: 639-630-2009 Bonify 422 Jarvis Avenue Winnipeg MB R2W 3A6 Website: https://bonify.com Email: email@example.com Phone: 844-586-3556 Fax: 204-582-9630 Breathing Green Solutions 15693 NS-4 Wentworth NS B0M 1Z0 Website: http://breathinggreen.com Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Phone Number: 833-259-3200 Broken Coast Cannabis 3695 Drinkwater Road Duncan, BC V9L 0E9 Parent Company: Aphria Inc. Website: www.brokencoastrx.com Email: email@example.com Phone Number: 888-486-7579 Canada’s Island Garden 7 Innovation Way Charlottetown, PE C1E 0B7 Website: http://canadasislandgarden.com Phone Number: 902-370-5500
CannGroup Development Corp. 3104 - 30 Avenue, 480, Vernon BC V1T 9M9 www.canngroupcorp.com Rep Full Name: Carleen Lay, CEO Rep Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Rep Phone: 250-899-6048 Communications/IR Contact: Marlin Tobias, COO Communication’s Email: email@example.com Communication’s Phone: 250-899-6316
CannTX Life Sciences Main Office Address: 350 Bay Street, 13th floor Toronto ON M5H 2S6 Website: www.canntx.com Mike Abbott, Co-founder Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Phone: 519-589-2952 3 Kerr Crescent Puslinch ON N0B 2J0 Company Subsidiaries: Steadystem, Bower, Solidus
CanaryRX 55 Administration Road #13 Vaughan ON L4K 4G9 Rubin Schindermann, CEO (Target Group Inc.) Website: http://canaryrx.com Phone Number: 647-927-4644 Email: Investorrelations@targetgroupinc.ca
Crystal Cure 442 Beaubassin Road Shediac Cape NB E4P 3A1 Website: www.crystalcure.ca Rep Full Name: Mark Barbour, CEO Rep Email: email@example.com Rep Phone: 506-533-0476 Rep Fax: 506-532-4498
Candre Cannabis Inc. 279 Midpark Way SE, Suite 202 Calgary AB T2X 1M2 Website: www.candrecannabis.com Rep Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Rep Phone: 403-930-8270 Communications/IR Contact: Tanya Normandeau, Communications Coordinator Communication’s Email: email@example.com Communication’s Phone: 403-930-8271 Canna Farms PO Box 1419, Hope, BC, V0X 1L0 Website: http://www.cannafarms.ca Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Phone: 855-882-0988 Fax: 855-244-9158 CanniMed 1 Plant Technology Road, Box 19A, RR#5 Saskatoon SK S7K 3J8 Parent Company: Aurora Cannabis Email: email@example.com Phone: 855‑787‑1577 Fax: 844‑231‑8929 CannMart 5800 Ambler Drive, Suite 210 Mississauga ON L4W 4J4 Parent Company: Namaste Tecnologies Website: http://cannmart.com Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Phone: 1-844-420-8464
Delshen Therapeutics 243 Queen Street West, 2nd floor Toronto, ON M5V 1Z4 Parent Company: 48Nrth Website: www.48nrth.com Email: email@example.com Phone: 705-572-0009 Delta 9 Bio Tech PO Box 68096 Osborne Village Winnipeg MB R3L 2V9 Ian Chadsey, VP Corporate Affairs Website: www.delta9.ca E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Phone Number: 855-245-1259 Dosecann Cannabis Solutions 11 Regis Duffy Drive Charlottetown, PEI C1E 0K5 Website: www.dosecann.com Email: email@example.com Phone: 902-370-0420 Emblem Cannabis PO Box 262 Station Main Paris, ON N3L 3G2 Website: http://emblemcannabis.com Phone Number: 844-546-3633 Fax: 1-844-442-2467 Emerald Health Sciences 210 – 800 West Pender Street Vancouver, BC V6C 2V6 Website: http://emerald.life Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Phone Number: 844-828-1868
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LICENCED PRODUCER DIRECTORY (Special type treatment requests by respective companies.) Experion Wellness 12556 Stave Lake Road, Fraser Valley F BC V2V 0A6 Judy-Ann Pottinger Website: www.experionwellness.com Email: email@example.com Phone: 604-617-5290 FIGR 7 Innovation Way Charlottetown PE C1E 0B7 Website: http://figr.com Email: questions@Figr.com Phone Number: 902-370-5500 Flowr 461 King Street W, Floor 2 Toronto, ON, M5V 1K4 Website: http://flowr.ca Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Phone Number: 877-356-9726 Folium Life Science Inc. PO Box 195 Brentwood Bay BC V8M 1R3 Website: https://foliumlifescience.ca Rep Email: email@example.com Rep Phone: 250-544-2267 Rep Fax: 250-544-6574 FV Pharma Inc. P.O. Box 696 Cobourg ON K9A 4R5 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Phone: 833-290-8878 Fax: 833-818-9025 Freedom Cannabis Inc. 9827 - 279 Street Acheson AB T7X 6J4 Website: www.freedomcannabis.ca Rep Full Name: Scott Sinclair, Sales & Marketing Manager Rep Email: email@example.com Rep Phone: 587-415-4885 Communications/IR Contact: Rico Potestio, Manager Special Projects Communication’s Email: ricopotestio@ freedomcannabis.ca Communication’s Phone: 587-855-6911 GlassHouse Botanics 118 Industrial Park Road, Whitewater Region ON K8A 6W3 www.glasshousebotanics.ca Rep Full Name: Jeff Black, CFO Rep Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Rep Phone: 613-407-2227 Great White North Growers Inc. 1010 Sherbrooke Street West, Suite 1800 Montreal QC H3A 2R7 www.gwng.ca Rep Full Name: George Goulakos, Executive VP Sales and Marketing Rep Email: email@example.com Phone: 1-514-935-5552 Agency: Marketing Initiatives Communications/IR Contact: Howard Barrett, 32
President Communication’s Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Communication’s Phone: 514-271-0800 Communication’s Fax: 514-271-0555 Green Relief 780 Concession 8 W RR3 Puslinch, ON N0B 2J0 Website: www.greenrelief.ca Email: email@example.com Phone Number: 855-841-2009 Hexo Corp. 120 Chemin de la Rive Gatineau QC J8M 1V2 Jennifer Smith, Investor Relations Website: http://hexo.com Email: invest@HEXO.com Phone Number: 866-438-8429 HydRX Farms Ltd. 209 Dundas St E Box 31, Whitby ON L1N 5R7 Website: www.medisenol.com Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Phone: 844-493-7922 Indiva 333 Preston Street Ottawa ON Website: www.indiva.com Rep Full Name: Jonathan Hiltz, Director of Business Development Rep Email: email@example.com Phone: 416-918-4589 Communications/IR Contact: Katelyn Abernathy, Vice President of Communications Communication’s Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Communication’s Phone: 613-296-5764 InPlanta Biotechnology Inc. 4401 University Drive West Lethbridge AB T1K 6T5 Website: http://www.inplantabiotech.com Email: email@example.com Phone: 705-717-2210 IsoCanMed Inc. 551 Rue Saint-Marc Louiseville QC J5V 2L4 Website: www.isocanmed.com Rep Full Name: Alejandro Lago, Chief Development Officer Rep Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Phone: 819-228-6031 James E. Wagner Cultivation PO Box 46015 Kitchener ON N2E 4J3 Website: www.jwc.ca Email: email@example.com Phone Number: 888-594-4272 Fax: 855-787-3934 JC Green Cannabis Company 17406 Evelyn Drive Thorndale ON N0M 2P0 Website: https://jcgreen.ca Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Phone Number: 226-499-8990
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KeyLeaf 118 Veterinary Road Saskatoon SK S7N 2R4 Website: http://keyleaf.ca Email: email@example.com Phone Number: 306.978.2800 Kolab Project 3427-50 Avenue Unit 7 Lloydminster SK S9V 0N9 Website: http://kolabproject.com Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Toll Free: 833-565-2278 Lotus Ventures Inc. 1010 - 1030 West Georgia Street Vancouver BC V6E 2Y3 Website: www.lotuscannabis.ca Rep Full Name: Dale McClanaghan, President & CEO Rep Email: email@example.com Phone: 604-644-9844 Communications/IR Contact: Daniel McRobert, Communications/Investor Relations Communication’s Email: investors@ lotuscannabis.ca Communication’s Phone: 604-842-4625 Lupos Biotechnology 221 Morrish Road Scarborough ON M1C 1E9 Website: http://lupos.ca Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Phone Number: 855-554-1217 Maricann 845 Harrington Court Unit 3 Burlington ON L7N 3P3 Website: http://maricann.com Email: email@example.com Phone Number: 844-627-4226 Medical Cannabis by Shoppers Drug Mart Inc. 6941 Kennedy Road, Unit 100 Mississauga ON L5T 2R6 Website: http://cannabis.shoppersdrugmart.ca Phone: 1-844-633-2627 Fax: 1-866-220-2627 Medical Marijuana Group P.O Box #20070 RPO Edward St. St.Thomas, ON N5P 4H4 Website: www.medmg.ca Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Toll Free: 833-444-4664 Fax: 833-222-2664 MediPharm Labs 151 John Street, Barrie, ON L4N 2L1 Website: www.medipharmlabs.com Email: email@example.com Phone: 705-719-7425 Medreleaf Corp P.O. Box 3040 Markham Industrial Park Markham ON L3R 6G4 Parent Cannabis: Aurora Cannabis Website: http://medreleaf.com
LICENCED PRODUCER DIRECTORY (Special type treatment requests by respective companies.) Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Media Relations: email@example.com
Communications Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Mera Cannabis Corp. PO Box 105 STN Adelaide Toronto ON M5C 2H8 Website: http://meracannabis.com Email: email@example.com Phone Number: 866-586-0690 Communications Contact: Emily Ondercin-Bourne Communications Email: Emily.firstname.lastname@example.org
PureSinse Inc. PO Box 2247 Brampton ON L6T 3Y9 Website: http://puresinse.com Email: email@example.com Phone Number: 866-899-7873 Fax: 888-216-6798
Miracle Valley Medicinal Alternatives 14209 Stave Lake Road Mission BC V2V0A5 Website: www.miraclevalley.ca Subsidiaries: Miracle Valley Rep Full Name: Derek Boyd, President and CTO Rep Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Phone: 604-765-2963 Muskoka Grown Bracebridge, ON Website: www.muskokagrown.com Phone Number: 705-645-2295 North40 Cannabis P.O. BOX 2684 Nipawin, SK S0E 1E0 Website: http://north40cannabis.com Email: email@example.com Phone Number: 306-812-6467 OneLeaf Cannabis Corp. Regina, SK Website: https://oneleafco.com Rep Full Name: Mike Templeton, Chief Operating Officer Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Organigram 320 Edinburgh Drive Moncton NB E1E 2L1 Website: www.organigram.ca Email: email@example.com Phone Number: 844-644-4726 Communications Rep: Vice President, Investor Relations Communications Phon Number: 416-704-9057 Communications Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Pure Sunfarms 4431 80 Street Delta, BC V4K 3N3 Website: http://puresunfarms.com Email: email@example.com Phone Number: 604-359-8621
Communication’s Email: spilon@sundialgrowers. com Communication’s Phone: 587-327-2017
Quality Green 69 John Street S. Unit 400 Hamilton, ON Website: http://qualitygreen.ca Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Communications Rep: Anne Donohoe, KCSA Strategic Communications Communications Phone: 212-896-1265 Communications Email: email@example.com Redecan PO Box 138 Ridgeville ON L0S 1M0 Website: www.redecan.ca Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Phone Number: 905-892-6788 Fax: 905-892-6711 Robinsons Cannabis 61 Rockwell Drive Kentville NS B4N 3V7 Website: http://robinsonscannabis.com Email: email@example.com Telephone: 902-681-2349 Seven Leaf 603 Island Roadd Akwesasne ON K6H 5R7 Website: www.sevenleaf.ca Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Communications Email: email@example.com Specialty Medijuana Products Inc. 409 Granville Street, Suite 350 Vancouver BC V6C 1T2 Website: http://choom.ca Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Starseed Medicinal 1 Richmond Street West, Suite 702 Toronto ON M5H 3W4 Website: www.starseed.com Email: email@example.com Phone Number: 844-756-7333 Communications Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Sundial Growers Inc. #200, 919 - 11 Avenue SW Calgary AB T2R 1P3 https://www.sundialcannabis.com Subsidiaries: Sundial Cannabis, Top Leaf, BC Weed Co, Palmetto Rep Full Name: Eric Van Dam, Director, Recreational Sales Rep Email: email@example.com Phone: 403-512-6408 Communications/IR Contact: Sophie Pilon Job Title: Corporate Communications Manager
The Supreme Cannabis Company Inc. 178R Ossington Avenue Toronto ON M6J 2Z7 Subsidiaries: 7Acres, Blissco Website: www.supreme.ca Madelin Daviau, Investor Relations Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Phone: 416-466-6265 Synfine Research Ltd. 120 Newkirk Road, Unit 19 Richmond Hill ON L4C 9S7 Website: www.synfine-standards.com Email: email@example.com Phone: 905-737-2702 Tantalus Labs 595 Howe Street, 10th Floor Vancouver BC Website: http://tantaluslabs.com Telephone: 855-933-3842 Fax: 855-309-7348 TerrAscend P.O. Box 43125 Mississauga, ON L5B 4A7 Website: www.terrascend.com Phone: 855-837-7295 Matt Chesler, CFA, Head of Investor Relations, Communications Email: IR@terrascend.com Communications Phone Number: 855-837-7295 ext. 2 The Green Organic Dutchman 6205 Airport Road Mississauga ON L4V 1E1 Website: www.tgod.ca Rep Name: Sebastien Bouchard, Media Relations Rep Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Communications Phone Number: 647-272-2476 Thive Cannabis Website: www.thrivecannabis.ca Email: email@example.com Phone Number: 289-283-0104 Tidal Health Solutions 3700 Steeles Avenue, Suite 905 Vaughan ON L4L 8M9 www.tidalhealth.ca Rep Full Name: Steve Johnston, CCO Rep Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Phone: 289-981-1937 Communications/IR Contact: Steve Johnston Communication’s Email: email@example.com Tilray 1100 Maughan Road Nanaimo BC V9X 1J2 Website: www.tilray.ca Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Phone Number: 844-845-7291 Fax: 888-783-1323
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LICENCED PRODUCER DIRECTORY (Special type treatment requests by respective companies.) Tweed Smith Falls ON Website: www.tweed.com Phone Number: 833-818-9333 Communications Rep: Samantha Spence Communications Email: Samantha.Spence@ canopygrowth.com Communications Email: 437-234-8105 United Greeneries 5250 Mission Road Duncan BC V9L 6V2 Website: http://unitedgreeneries.ca Email: http://unitedgreeneries.ca Phone Number: 877-915-7118 Up Cannabis 1540 Cornwall Road, Suite 204 Oakville ON L6J 7W5 Website: http://up.ca Email: email@example.com Phone Number: 1-833-UPDOTCA Whistler Medical Marijuana 1330 Alpha Lake Road, Unit 113 Whistler BC V8E 0R6 Website: http://whistlermedicalmarijuana.com Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Phone Number: 778-770-1222 Fax: 604-962-3443
ValensGroWorks 230 Carion Road Kelowna BC V4V 2K5 Website: www.valensgroworks.com Email: email@example.com Phone Number: 778-755-0052 Vida Cannabis 343 Preston Street, Unit 1100 Ottawa, ON K1S 1N4 Website: https://vidacannabis.com Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Zenabis Global 666 Burrard Street, Suite 3100 Vancouver BC V6C 2X8 www.zenabis.com Rep Full Name: Shannon Owen, National Key Accounts Manager Rep Email: email@example.com Phone: 604-245-6325 Communications/IR Contact: Lauren Cheng, Manager, Investors Relations Communication’s Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
WeedMD 276 Queen Street West Toronto ON M5V 2A1 Website: www.weedmd.com Rep Full Name: James Williams, Director of Capital Markets & Business Development Rep Email: email@example.com Phone: 416-605-9031 Agency: Halo PR Communications/IR Contact: Marianella Delabarrera, VP, Communications & Corporate Affairs Communication’s Email: marianella.delabarrera@ weedmd.com Communication’s Phone: 416-897-6644
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The Teleshake 95 heater/shaker module is now available for use with the BRAND Liquid Handling Station pipetting robots. The heater/shaker module can be heated up to 90°C depending on the labware material. It can also be used to shake samples with rotation speeds from 100 rpm to 1900 rpm. The heater and shaker is compatible with microplates, PCR plates, strips, and tubes, and some low-profile reservoirs and polypropylene plates. Adapter plates are available for optimum heat transfer and secure hold in the Teleshake 95 for different consumables. Visit www.brandtech.com for details.
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This holiday season, award-winning and design-focused Canadian cannabis brand, Tokyo Smoke, is teaming up with iconic luxury retailer, Holt Renfrew, for a first of its kind collaboration that introduces fashion to flower. The collaboration includes a capsule collection of cannabis accessories wrapped in Holt Renfrew’s Toile print and holiday pop-up accessory shops at Holt Renfrew’s locations in Vancouver and Toronto’s Yorkdale Shopping Centre. The Tokyo Smoke and Holt Renfrew brand intersection offers a unique and groundbreaking opportunity for both retailers, who share the same approach to thoughtful and intentional design.
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Cannabis in Canada
A snapshot of current users of cannabis
1 OUT OF 10
current cannabis users, consumed cannabis for the first time post-legalization.
Canadians 19+ currently consume cannabis.
Reasons for consuming
Frequency of consuming Daily
Current users’ motivation to consume
17% Make activities interesting 14% Increase creativity 11% Aid concentration 11% Help connect
Every couple couple months Every months Couple times a year
Couple times a year Less often
Top 3 consumption methods
74% Relax/unwind 41% Remedy/treatment
Have fun 45%
Improve the mood 30%
Heighten senses 15%
Improve sex life12% Meditate11%
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Source: Vivintel’s Canadian Cannabis 2019 Study
Base: Canadian 19+
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Retail Directory Alberta 420 Premium Market* B-121 8 Avenue SW Calgary, AB, T2P 1B4 420 Premium Market* 113-712 Bow Valley Trail Canmore, AB, T1W 2H4 420 Premium Market D290-9737 MacLeod Trail South Calgary, AB, T2J 0P6 420 Premium Market 46 Sage Hill Passage NW Calgary, AB, T3R 0S4 420 Premium Market 112-5334 72nd Avenue SE Calgary, AB, T2C 4X5 420 Premium Market 205-2515 90t Avenue SW Calgary, AB T2V 0L8 7 Points Cannabis* 102-21557 Chief Lapotac Boulevard Enoch, AB, T7X 3Y3 Amsterdam Fog Cannabis Culture* 305 6 Street South Lethbridge, AB, T1J 2C7
Bridge Bud Supply* 20-1917 Mayor Magrath Drive South Lethbridge, AB, T1K 2R8 Brightleaf Cannabis* 30-130 Broadway Boulevard Sherbrooke Park, AB, T8H 2A3 Bud Runners Cannabis* 5822 51 Street Grimshaw, AB, T0H 1W0 Bud Runners Cannabis* 7426 100 Avenue Peace River, AB, T8S 1M5 Bud Runners Cannabis* 9610 100 Street Peace River, AB, T8S 1H5 Budaboom* 4515 Gateway Blvd NW Edmonton, AB, T6H 5C8 Canmore Cannabis Company* 900B 7 Avenue Canmore, AB, T1W 2B6 Canna Cabana 1065 Canyon Meadows Drive SE Calgary, AB, T2W 5V3 Canna Cabana Unit 10, 23 Southgate Blvd. Lethbridge, AB, T1K 6S5
Alternative Greens 1338-Unit V184-8882 170 Street NW Edmonton, AB, T5G 1Z6
Canna Cabana 10828 124 Street Edmonton, AB, T5M 0H3
Aylmer & Nelson Cannabis* 1309 9 Ave SE Calgary, AB, T2G 0T2
Canna Cabana 10831 100 Street Grande Prairie, AB, T8V 2M7
Beltline Cannabis Calgary 806 12 Avenue SW Calgary, AB, T2R 0J3
Canna Cabana 16 - 5115 49 Street, Box 1991 Whitecourt, AB, T7S 1P1
Bene-Buds* 915-3890 Sherwood Drive Sherbrooke, AB, T8H 0Z9
Canna Cabana 16952 111 Avenue NW, Unit 4, Edmonton, AB, T5M 4C9
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Canna Cabana Bay 130, 100 Stockton Avenue Okotoks, AB, T5M 4C9
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Canna Cabana Unit 116, 5305 Magasin Ave. Beaumont, AB, T4X 1V8
Bow Cannabis* 6305 Bowness Road NW Calgary, AB, T3B 0E4
Canna Cabana Unit 3 - 5506 50 Avenue, Bonnyville, AB, T9N 2K8
Canna Cabana 610 Crowfoot Crescent Calgary, AB, T3G 3T2
Celestial Buds* 166-6800 Memorial Drive NE Calgary, AB, T2A 6V3
Co-op Cannabis* 5-3330 17 Avenue SE Calgary, AB, T2A 0P9
Canna Cabana 11032 Elbow Drive SW Calgary, AB, T2W 1G6
Chinook Cannabis Inc.* 4-112 Centre Street SE High River, AB, T1V 0G5
Co-op Cannabis* 10-2580 Southland Drive SW Calgary, AB, T2V 4J8
Canna Cabana Unit 101 3342 Parsons Rd NW Edmonton, AB, T6N 1B5
Choom 643 3 Street SE, Medicine Hat, AB, T1A 0H4
Co-op Cannabis* 4938 Richmond Road SW Calgary, AB, T3E 6K4
Canna Cabana Unit 105, 330 10 Street NW Calgary, AB, T2N 1V8
Choom 115 2nd Street West, Brooks, Alberta, T1R 0S3
Convenient Cannabis Inc.* 302 2 Street Irricana, AB, T0M 1B0
Canna Cabana 5022 50 Street Lacombe, AB, T4L 1W8
Choom 3B-5629 44 Street Lloydminster, AB T9V 0B2
Crown Cannabis* 9533 76 Avenue NW Edmonton, AB, T6C 0K1
Canna Cabana Unit 102 & 103, 172 Leva Ave. Red Deer, AB, T4E 0A5
Choom* 1-5511 50 Avenue, Red Deer, AB, T4N 4B8
Crowsnest Classy Joint* 12701 20 Avenue Blairmore, AB, T0K 0E0
Canna Cabana Unit 310 4602-46 Street Olds, AB, T4H 0A5
Choom* 205-5703 48 Avenue Camrose, AB, T4V 0J9
Daikoku* 9181 25 Avenue NW Daikoku, AB, T6N 0A5
Canna Cabana 4806-50 Avenue Vegreville, AB, T9C 1K9
Choom* 5308 50 Avenue, Cold Lake, AB, T9M 1S2
Canna Cold Lake 1004-5101 46 Avenue Cold Lake, AB, T9M 0C8
Choom* 320 Centre Street, Drumheller, AB, T0J 0Y0
Canna Corp.* 900 Railway Street Crossfield, AB, T0M 0S0
Choom* 5-1020 8 Avenue, Cold Lake, AB, T9M 1K2
Canna Corp.* 1115 Hammond Street Carstairs, AB, T0M 0N0
Choom* 10140 107 Street, Westlock, AB, T7P 1X3
Canna-Bliss* 960E Noel Drive Wabasca, AB, T0G 2K0
Choom* 643 3 Street SE, Medicine Hat, AB, T1A 0H4
Cannabis Boutique Inc.* 5011C 50 Avenue Wetaskiwin, AB, T9A 0S4
Clarity Cannabis 1020-8th Avenue Cold Lake, AB, T9M 1K2
Cannabis House 6560 170 Avenue NW Edmonton, AB, T5Y 3X6
Clarity Cannabis 101-416 Centre Street SE High River, AB, T1V 2C2
Cannabis House 16526-59A Street NW Edmonton, AB, T5Y 0A9
Clarity Cannabis 5511 â€“ 50th Ave Red Deer, AB, T4N 4B8
Cannabis House 103-120 Southridge Blvd. Saskatchewan, AB, T8L 0P6
Cloud-420 Inc.* 124-11125 38 Street NE Calgary, AB, T3N 1A6
Cannabis House* 20-6964 76 Avenue NW Edmonton, AB, T6B 2R2
Co-op Cannabis 7-8720 MacLeod Trail SE Calgary, AB, T2H 0M4
CannaCAD* 405 11 Avenue Edmonton, AB, T9E 7N2
Co-op Cannabis* B-4122 Brentwood Road NW Calgary, AB, T2L 1K8
CannaMart* 10114 175 Street NW Edmonton, AB, T5S 1L1
Co-op Cannabis* B-5505 Shaganappi Trail NW Calgary, AB, T3A 1Z6
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Daily Blaze 1-5009 50 Street Stony Plain, AB, T7Z 1T3 Didsbury Cannabis Mart* 20-1602 20 Street Didsbury, AB, T0M 0W0 Elevate 14454-118 Avenue Edmonton, AB, T5M 2M5 Elevate 10022-167 Street Edmonton, AB, T5P 3W4 Equilibrium Cannabis* 10130 101 Avenue Lac La Biche, AB, T0A 2C0 F & L Cannabis Inc.* 5521 53 Avenue Drayton Valley, AB, T7A 1R8 Fire & Flower 1120 Railway Ave C108 Canmore, AB, T1W 1P4 Fire & Flower 9610-165 Avenue NW Edmonton, AB, T5Z 3L3 Fire & Flower 313-10451 99 Avenue Fort Saskatchewan, AB, T8L 0V6 Fire & Flower 263 Gregg Avenue Hinton, AB, T7V 2A7 Fire & Flower 380-220 Lakeland Drive Sherwood Park, AB, T8H 0N6 Fire & Flower 40-19 Bellerose Drive St Albert, AB, T8N 5E1
Retail Directory Fire & Flower 6610-50 Avenue Stettler, AB, T0C 2L2
FivePoint Cannabis Bridgeland* 945 General Avenue NE Calgary, AB, T2E 9E1
Harvest Country Cannabis Store* 3-9935 106 Street Redcliff, AB, T7P 2K1
Lucid Cannabis* 104-8 McLeod Avenue Spruce Grove, AB, T7X 3X3
NewLeaf Cannabis 2, 7400 Macleod Trail SE Calgary, AB, T2H 0L9
Fire & Flower 120-3916 MacLeod Trail, Calgary, AB T2G 2R5
Fleur* 618 C Connaught Drive Jasper, AB, T0E 1E0
Hat Cannabis* 646 South Railway Street SE Medicine Hat, AB T1A 2V9
Lucid Cannabis* 25A 100 King Street Spruce Grove, AB, T7X 0J6
NewLeaf Cannabis 30, 12981 – 50 Street Edmonton, AB, T5A 3P3
Fire & Flower* 113 - 13710 42 Street NW Edmonton, AB, T5Y 2Z2
Frosted Acres* 100A 4 Avenue SW Manning, AB, T0H 2M0
Haze* 8032 100 Street Grand Prairie, AB, T8V 7X7
NewLeaf Cannabis 9522 Ellerslie Road Edmonton, AB, T6X 0K6
Fire & Flower* 110M-800 Pine Road Strathmore, AB, T1P 0A2
Fuzzy Budz* E-4912 50 Avenue Lacombe, AB, T4L 1Y1
Hey Bud Cannabis* 4512 118 Avenue NW Grand Prairie, AB, T5W 1A8
Fire & Flower* 10141 100A Street NW Edmonton, AB, T5J 0R5
Ganja Hut* C-7507 50 Street NW Edmonton, AB, T6B 2W8
Fire & Flower* 10111 104 Avenue Westlock, AB, T7P 1K6
Giving & Receiving Ltd.* 547 2 Street SE Medicine Hat, AB, T1A 0C5
Fire & Flower* 229 Bear Street Banff, AB, T1L 1C3
Glenora Cannabis* 12321 107 Avenue NW Edmonton, AB, T5M 3R2
Highway 2 Cannabis Sales Inc.* 771051 Highway 2 Municipal District of Spirit River No.133, AB, T0H 3G0 Himalaya Cannabis Store* 1314 Railway Street Crossfield, AB, T0M 0S0
Lucid Cannabis* 102-5013 48 Street Stony Plain, AB, T7Z 1L8 Lucky Leaf Cannabis Retailers Ltd. 9702 100 Street Grande Prairie, AB, T8V 6N6 Made In Cannabis* 105-1803 91 Street SW Edmonton, AB, T6X 0W8
Fire & Flower* 122 - 9080 25 Avenue SW Edmonton, AB, T6X 2H4
Global Leaf 106-5401 Temple Drive NE Calgary, AB, T1Y 3R7
Fire & Flower* 105-3119 49 Avenue Red Deer, AB, T4N 3V8
Good Habits* 10806 82 Avenue NW Edmonton, AB, T1Y 3R7
Fire & Flower* C108-1120 Railway Avenue Canmore, AB, T1W 1P4
Good Habits* 203-2115 4 Street SW Calgary, AB, T2S 1W8
Fire & Flower* 215-5341 50 Avenue Vegreville, AB, T9C 0A9
Grampa’s Finest* 4711 River Road Fort Vermillion, AB, T0H 1N0
Fire & Flower* 7108 MacLeod Trail SE Vegreville, AB, T2H 0L3
Grass Roots* 104-5906 50 Street Leduc, AB, T9E 0R6
Fire & Flower* 2-2424 Fairway Plaza Road South Lethbridge, AB, T1K 6Z3
Green City Market* 510 6 Avenue South Lethbridge, AB, T1J 0Y0
Fire & Flower* 252 91 Street SW Edmonton, AB, T6X 0V1
Green Earth Cannabis* 5-1305 33 Street NE Calgary, AB T2A 5P1
Fire & Flower* 540-1500 Main Street Slave Lake, AB, T0G 2A0
Green House Cannabis B-5027 45 Street Rocky Mountain House, AB T4T 1B3
Fire & Flower* 120-4 Versailles Avenue St Albert, AB, T8N 7E7 Fire & Flower* 12225 107 Avenue NW Edmonton, AB, T5M 1Y9 Firestone Cannabis* 4119 56 Street Wetaskiwin, AB, T9A 1V2 Firestone Cannabis* 9851 63 Avenue Edmonton, AB, T6E 0G7
Green Light* 102-2882 Box Springs Boulevard Medicine Hat, AB, T1C 0C8 Green Mountain Cannabis* 7-11610 119 Street Edmonton, AB, T5G 2X7 Green Nation Cannabis* Samson Avenue and First Street Maskwacis, AB, T0C 1N0 Green Peace Hempire 3-631 South Railway Drive NE Redcliff, AB, T0J 2P0
Hoots* B-5016 50 Avenue Whitecourt , AB, T7S 1W2 House of Hybrids 6601 43 Street Lloydminster, AB, T9V 3E8 Indicative Collection* 124 Leva Avenue Red Deer County AB T4E 1B2 It’s 4:20 Somewhere* 9809 101 Street High Level, AB, T0H 1Z0 Jai’s Recreational Stuff* 5213 50 Avenue Red Deer, AB, T4N 4B4 K-Town Budz* 57 Centre Street Kinuso, AB, T0G 1K0 King Street Cannabis* 4984 92 Avenue Edmonton, AB, T6B 2V4 Kushbar* 7-8807 100 Street Morinville, AB, T8R 1V5 Kushbar* 103-7701 44 Street Lloydminster, AB, T9V 0X9 Kushbar* 360-6805 48 Avenue Camrose, AB, T4V 4W1 Lake City Cannabis* 102-109 East Chestermere Drive Chestermere, AB, T1X 1A1 Leaf Life* 1343 Northmount Drive NW Calgary, AB, T2L 0E7 Level 420* 202 10 Street Beaverlodge, AB, T0H 0C0
Mary Jane on Penny Lane* 5126 51 Avenue Wabamun, AB, T0E 2K0 Merry Guanas* 104-4711 49 B Avenue Lacombe, AB, T4L 1K1 Merry Jane’s Cannabis* 1318 1 Street SW Calgary, AB, T2R 0V7 Micro Gold Cannabis* 2A-220 North Railway Street Okotoks, AB, T1S 1A3 Mind-Full* B-14821 Yellowhead Trail NW Edmonton, AB, T5L 3C4 MJAYZ Cannabis Corp.* 4976 Highway 2A Lacombe, AB, T4L 1J9 Modernleaf* 210-777 8 Avenue SW Calgary, AB, T2P 3R5 Modernleaf* 106-10126 120 Avenue Grande Prairie, AB, T8V 8H8 NewLeaf Cannabis 29-240 Midpark Way SE Calgary, AB, T2X 1N4 NewLeaf Cannabis 18-13750 Bow Bottom Trail SE Calgary, AB, T2J 6T5 NewLeaf Cannabis 111-13 Southland Crescent SW Calgary, AB, T2W 0K4 NewLeaf Cannabis 110, 1935 - 37 Street SW Calgary, AB, T3E 3E4
NewLeaf Cannabis 9, 2015 - 32 Avenue NE Calgary, AB, T2E 6Z3 NewLeaf Cannabis 9, 12 Castleridge Drive NE Calgary, AB, T3J 1V4
NewLeaf Cannabis 1328 Mayor MacGrath Drive South Lethbridge, AB, T1K 2R2 NewLeaf Cannabis 20, 338 University Drive West Lethbridge, AB, T1J 5C9 NewLeaf Cannabis 207, 2 Herbert Road St. Albert, AB, T8N 5T8 NewLeaf Cannabis 21, 2500-4 Streeet SW Calgary, AB, T2S 1X6 NewLeaf Cannabis 10,119 Sunridge Road West Lethridge, AB, T1J 5J1f NewLeaf Cannabis 543 3 Street SE, Medicine Hat, AB T1A 6L4 NewLeaf Cannabis* 101 – 400 Main Street N, Airdrie, AB, T4B 2R3 NewLeaf Cannabis 55 Castleridge Blvd NE, Calgary, AB, T3J 3J8 Nirvana* 989 Columbia Boulevard West Lethbridge, AB, T1K 4M5 Nirvana Canna* 1-2388 Crestwood Road SE Calgary, AB, T2C 1J2 Northern Lights Supply* 2120A Sparrow Drive Nisku, AB, T9E 8A2 Nova Cannabis at Gateway Plaza 101-3815 Caxton Street Whitecourt, AB, T7S 0A2 Nova Cannabis at Grande Prairie 10940 102 Avenue Grande Prairie, AB, T8V 8J5 Nova Cannabis at Grove Landing 17 Nelson Drive Spruce Grove, AB, T7X 3X3 Nova Cannabis at Namao 16616 95 Street NW Edmonton, AB, T5Z 3L2 Nova Cannabis at Off Whyte B-8015 104 Street NW Edmonton, AB, T6E 4E3
Nova Cannabis at Southpointe 101-9310 Southfort Drive Fort Saskatchewan, AB, T8L 0C5
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Retail Directory Nova Cannabis at Summerwood* 82-4005 Clover Bar Road Sherwood Park, AB, T8H 0M4 Nova Cannabis at the Meadows* 1938 38 Avenue NW Edmonton, AB, T6T 0B9
Peaceleaf* 101 8801 Resources Road Grande Prairie AB, T8X 3A6
Plantlife* 14130 28 Avenue SW Edmonton, AB, T6W 3Y9
Plantlife 743-201 Southridge Drive Okotoks, AB, T1S 2E1
Nova Cannabis at Thickwood Mall* 4-310 Thickwood Boulevard Fort McMurray, AB, T9K 1Y1 Nova Cannabis at Willow Park* B252-10816 MacLeod Trail SE Calgary, AB, T2J 5N8
Plantlife 101-4215 80 Avenue Lloydminster, AB, T9V 0X9
Plantlife* 515-935 St Albert Trail St Albert, AB, T8N 4K6 Plantlife* 115-8701 94 Street Fort Saskatchewan, AB, T8L 4P7 Plantlife* 20-2840 13 Avenue Wainwright, AB, T9W 0A2 Potporium* 5104 51 Avenue Ponoka, AB, T4J 1S5 Prairie Records 4420 17th Avenue SE, Calgary, AB, T2A0T6
Numo Cannabis Corp.* 11733 95 Street NW Edmonton, AB, T5G 1M1 Odies Corner Cannabis* 1016 Westridge Road Strathmore, AB, T1P 1H8 Peace Pipe Cannabis Company* 10032 100 Street Peace River, AB, T8S 1R7 Peaceleaf* 4838 51 Avenue High Prairie, AB, T0G 1E0
Plantlife 106-108 Riverstone Ridge Fort McMurray, AB, T9K 1S6 Plantlife 205-175 Chestermere Station Way Chestermere, AB, T1X 1V2 Plantlife 117-1800 Market Street SE Airdrie, AB, T4A 0K9 Plantlife 360-4 McLeod Avenue Airdrie, AB, T7X 4B8 Plantlife* 103-11535 Westgate Drive Grande Prairie, AB, T8V 3B1 Plantlife* 25-31 Bow Street Common Cochrane, AB, T4C 2N1
Prairie Records 4420 17 Avenue SE Calgary, AB, T2A 0T6 Queen of Bud 1717 10 Avenue SW Calgary, AB, T3C 0K1 Queen Street Cannabis* 128 Queen Street Spruce Grove, AB, T7X 2Z8
RARE Cannabis Co.* 5-213 Main Street North Airdrie, AB, T4B 0R6 Retail Cannabis Store Ltd.* 4305 24 Avenue South Lethbridge, AB, T1K 6Z7 Revive Cannabis Inc.* 4917 50 Street Innisfail, AB, T4G 1W4
Rosebud Cannabis* 3912 44 Avenue Camrose, AB, T4V 3H2 Small Town Buds 102-6 Athabasca Avenue Devon, AB, T9G 1G2 Smokeyâ€™s 7223 101 Avenue NW Edmonton, AB, T6A 0H9
River Cannabis* 3-5804 50 Avenue Red Deer, AB, T4N 4C2 Rock Island Cannabis Inc.* 4925 50 Avenue Alberta Beach, AB, T0E 0A0
Spiritleaf (Beltline) 1136-10 Avenue SW, Calgary, AB, T2R 0B6
Rocky Mountain Cannabis* 5103B 46 Street Rocky Mountain House, AB, T4T 1C7 Rocky Mountain Collective 437 Gregg Avenue Hinton T7V 1N1 Rocky Mountain Collective 393 Drinnan Way Hinton, AB, T7V 2A3 Rolling Leafs* 5312 48 Avenue Whitecourt, AB, T7S 1P1
Spiritleaf (Old Strathcona) 10134-82 Avenue NW Edmonton, AB, T6E 1Z4 Spiritleaf 102 - 618 Patricia Street Jasper, AB, T0E 1E0 Spiritleaf 920 Centre Street NE Calgary, AB, T2E 2P7 Spiritleaf B-329 5 Street South Lethridge, AB, T1J 2B4 Spiritleaf 4-715 2 Street West Brooks, AB, T1R 1A9
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Retail Directory Spiritleaf 107-150 Bellerose Drive Street Albert, AB, T8N 8N8
Spiritleaf 120, 6008 Macleod Trail SW Calgary, AB, T2H 0M4
Sweet Tree Cannabis Co. 1204C 16th St SE High River, AB, T1V 2B1 T & A Cannabis* 5120 50 Street Whitecourt, AB, T7S 1N4 The Bud King* 116-9704 39 Avenue Edmonton, AB, T6E 6M7 The Garden Cannabis Company* 35C Spruce Park Drive Strathmore, AB, T1P 1J2 The Green Box 4806 Highway 2A Lacombe, AB, T4L 1N3
Spiritleaf 7220B Fairmount Drive SE Calgary, AB, T2H 0X7
The Green Box Cannabis* 4915 47 Avenue Innisfail, AB, T4G 1N8
Spiritleaf Unit 2, 506 17 Avenue SW Calgary, AB, T2S 0B1
The Green Exchange 328 South Railway Street Medicine Hat, AB, T1A 2V4
Spiritleaf 107-150 Bellerose Drive Street Albert, AB, T8N 8N8 Spiritleaf 5008 50 Street Beaumont, AB, T4X 1E6 Spiritleaf 3814 Bow Trail SW Calgary, AB, T3C 2E7
Spiritleaf 117, 302 Old Canmore Road Canmore, AB, T1W 2X2 Spiritleaf 103, 10903-23 Avenue Edmonton, AB, T6J 1X3 Spiritleaf 1311 156 Street NW Edmonton, AB, T5V 1V2 Spiritleaf 3444 99 Street NW Edmonton, AB, T6E 5X5 Spiritleaf Unit 102, 10716 82 Avenue Grand Prairie, AB, T8W 0G9 Spiritleaf 10119 101 Street Lac La Biche, AB, T0A 2C0 Spiritleaf 1, 1335 Trans Canada Way SE Medicine Hat, AB, Spiritleaf 7, 52 Brentwood Boulevard Sherwood Park, AB, T8A 1W4 Sweet Tree Cannabis Co. 11-5147 20 Avenue SE Calgary, AB, T2B 0B1 Strain Lane* 102-2966 Main Street SE Airdrie, AB, T4B 3G4 Strainbows* 10573 114 Street NW Edmonton, AB, T5H 3J6 Sweet Tree Cannabis Co. 424-8338 18 Street SE Calgary, AB, T2C 4E4 Sweet Tree Cannabis Co. 2111 36 Street SE Calgary, AB, T1Y 6E8
Twenty Four Karats 2220-5 Avenue S Lethbridge, AB, T1J 4G6 The Leaf* 699 Kingsway Avenue SE Medicine Hat, AB, T1A 2X2 The Little Smoky Enterprises Ltd. 5-10019 100 Street Peace River, AB, T8S 1S3 The Local Cannabist* B1-14727 87 Avenue NW Edmonton, AB, T5R 4E5 The Peak Cannabis Co.* 18-2520 23 Street NE Calgary, AB, T2E 8L2 The Potterie* 4905 55 Avenue Grimshaw, AB, T0H 1W0 The Source Cannabis* 208 13 Street South Lethbridge, AB, T1J 2V4 The Wanted Leaf* 107-50 St Thomas Street St Albert, AB, T8N 6Z8 Tumbleweed* 2804 5 Avenue North Lethbridge, AB, T1H 0P1 Twenty Four Karats* 2220 5 Avenue South Lethbridge, AB, T1J 4G6 Uncle Sam’s Cannabis* 301-101 Granada Boulevard Sherwood Park, AB, T8A 4W2 Urban Canna* 424 Erin Woods Drive SE Calgary, AB, T2B 3C5
Urban Canna* 3011 26 Avenue SW Calgary, AB, T3E 0M7
Cariboo Cannabis* 318 McLean Street, Quesnel BC V2J 2N9
GP Cannabis Store* 7423 Frontier Street Pemberton BC V0N 2L0
Urban Canna* 101-1318 Centre Street NE Calgary, AB, T2E 2R7 Urban Leaf Inc.* 5113 53 Avenue High Prairie, AB, T0G 1E0 Urbn Leaf Cannabis Company* 107-9320 100 Avenue Grande Prairie, AB, T8V 0S7
City Cannabis Unit 16 A/B 215 Port Augusta Street, Comox BC V9M 3M9
Grand Forks Cannabis Ltd.* 7439 3rd Street Grand Forks BC V0H 1H0
City Cannabis Co. 7289 Fraser Street, Unit 7291 Vancouver BC V5X 3V8
Green Canoe Cannabis 7390 50 Street North East Salmon Arm BC V0E 1K0
City Cannabis Co. 610 Robson Street Vancouver BC V6B 2B9
Green Gaia Cannabis Co.* 9-7519 Prairie Valley Road Summerland BC V0H 1Z4
Urbn Leaf Cannabis Company* 1C-3808 Highway Street Valleyview, AB, T0H 3N0
City Cannabis Co. 2317 Cambie Street Vancouver BC V5Z 2T9
Grasshopper Retail Inc. 421 George Street Prince George BC V2L 1R5
Valhalla Cannabis* 104-4 Cuendet Industrial Way Sylvan Lake, AB, T4S 2J7
Clarity Cannabis 1-603 Gorge Road East Victoria BC V8T 2W6
Happy Isle Cannabis Company* #203-992 Dorman Road Bowen Island BC V0N 1G0
Vincanna Cannabis* B108-3709 26 Avenue NE Calgary, AB, T1Y 4S3
Clarity Cannabis 855 Johnson Street Victoria BC V8W 1N4
High5 Retail* 521 Canada Avenue Bowen Island BC V0N 1G0
Waldo’s 420 Store 946 16 Street SW Medicine Hat, AB, T1A 8A4
Clarity Cannabis 3-1040 Alaska Avenue Dawson Creek BC V1G 1Y6
High Mountain Cannabis Inc. 12-433 Finlayson Street Duncan BC V9L 1R5
Westside Weed 914 South Railway Street SE Medicine Hat, AB, T1A 2W2
Clarity Cannabis* 105-693 Hoffman Avenue Langford BC V9B 4X1
Hobo 2121 Springfield Road Kelowna BC V1Y 7X1
Cloud Nine Collective 778 Fort Street Victoria BC V8W 1H2
Hobo 4296 Main Street Vancouver BC V5V 3P9
Coastal Bay Cannabis 203-442 Marine Drive Gibsons BC
Hobo 8425 Granville Street Vancouver BC V6P 4Z9
Coasta Canna* 1A - 180 Central Road Duncan BC V9L 4X3
Invermere Cannabis Store* 4884 Athalmer Road Invermere BC V0A 1K3
Creston Valley 137 - 15th Avenue Creston BC V0B 1G0
Jimmy’s Cannabis Shop* 2123 Columbia Avenue Rossland BC V0G 1Y0
Downtown Cannabis 111 Lakeshore Drive NE Salmon Arm BC
K.J.’s Best Cannabis* 118-4717 Lakelse Avenue Terrace BC V8G 1R5
Earth’s Own Naturals Ltd. 148 Howard Street Kimberley BC V1A 2G6
Kiaro 1316 Kingsway Vancouver BC
Buddha Barn Inc.* 2179 4th Avenue West Vancouver, BC V6K 1N7
Earth to Sky Cannabis 6691 Sooke Road Sooke BC V9Z 0H2
Kootenay Cannabis* 1306 Columbia Avenue Castlegar BC V1N 2L2
Burb Inc.* 24-2755 Lougheed Highway Port Coquitlam, BC, V3B 5Y9
Earth to Sky Cannabis* 1463 Bay Avenue Trall BC V1R 4A9
KushKlub* 1735 Commercial Drive Vancouver BC V5N 4A4
Cannabis Cottage 385 Martin Street Penticton BC V2A 5K6
Eggs Canna Main* 208 16th Ave E Vancouver BC V5T 2T4
Muse Cannabis Store 3039 Granville Street Vancouver BC V6H 3H8
Cannaland Cannabis Ltd. 595 18 Street Castlegar BC V1N 2N1
Evergreen Cannabis 2868 4th Avenue West Vancouver BC V6K 1R2
Northern Cannabis 10112 10th Street Dawson Creek BC
Alberni Cannabis Store* 51-3805 Redford Street Port Alberni BC V9Y 3S2 Baggy’s Cannabis Store* 4-7480 4th Street Grand Forks BC V9Y 3S2 Blended Buds Cannabis* 114-5601 Anderson Way Vernon, BC V1T 9V1 Blooming World Cannabis 103-905 7th Avenue Invermere BC V0A 1K0 Bluewater Cannabis* 6341 Main Street Oliver, BC V0H 1T0
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Retail Directory North Island Cannabis 5-9250 Trustee Road Port Hardy BC V0N 2P0
Summit Cannabis Co. 109 Connaught Avenue Revelstoke BC V0E 2S0
UEM Cannabis 1605 Renfrew Street, Vancouver BC V5K 4C9
Meta Cannabis Supply Co. 58 Cree Road Thompson, MB, R8N 0N2
Cannabis-NB 435 Brookside Drive, Unit A002 Fredericton, NB, E3A 8V4
Oceanside C Weed* 3-154 Middleton Avenue, Parksville BC V9P 2G9
Summit Cannabis Co. 1161A-7th Avenue Fernie BC V0B 1M0
Village Bloomery 206-1540 W 2nd Avenue Vancouver BC V6J 1H2
Meta Cannabis Supply Co. 930 – 18th Street, Unit 4 Brandon, MB, R7A 5C1
Cannabis-NB 45 Woodside Lane Fredericton, NB, E3C 2R9
Orange Bridge Cannabis 7583 Pacific Rim Highway, Tseshaht First Nation, Port Alberni BC
Tamarack Cannabis Boutique 2-518 304 Street Kimberley BC V1A 3H5
Vernon Cannabis Store* 2813A 35 Street Vernon BC V1T 6B6
Meta Cannabis Supply Co. 300A North Railway Street Morden, MB, R6M 1S7
Cannabis-NB 2540 King George Highway Miramichi, NB, E1V 6W5
THC 6416 Main Street Vancouver BC V5W 2V4
Weed Mart 5100-50th Avenue Pouce Coupe BC
Meta Cannabis Supply Co. 420 Madison Street Winnipeg, MB, R3J 1J1
Cannabis-NB 165 Main Street, Suite 8 Moncton, NB, E1C 1B8
The Green Pineapple 870 B Schofield Highway Trail BC V1R 2G9
Wizards* 240 Lansdowne Street Kamloops BC V2C 1X7
Tokyo Smoke 264 McDermot Avenue Winnipeg, MB, R3B 0S8
Cannabis-NB 40 Wyse Street Moncton, NB, E1G 2K5
The Greenery Cannabis Boutique 2-190 Trans Canada Hwy North East, Salmon Arm BC V1E 1S3
Zaga’s Hemp Shop* 1543 Victoria Street Prince George BC V2L 2L4
Tokyo Smoke 437 Stradbrook Avenue - Unit 2 Winnipeg, MB, R3L 1Y5
Cannabis-NB 9316 Route 3 Old Ridge, NB, E3L 4W8
The Greenery Cannabis Boutique 2-190 Trans Canada Hwy North East, Salmon Arm BC V1E 1S3
Tokyo Smoke* 628-18th Street Brandon, MB, R7A 5B4
Cannabis-NB 16 Commerce Drive Oromocto, NB, E2V 4T4
Tokyo Smoke 3 - 915 18th Street North Brandon, MB, R7A 7S1
Cannabis-NB 12F. Tribe Road Pert-Andover, NB, E7H 0A5
Tokyo Smoke* 55B Goulet Street Winnipeg, MB, R2H 0R5
Cannabis-NB 20 F. Tribe Road Pert-Andover, NB, E7H 3R6
Tokyo Smoke* Unit 150 3369-3393 Portage Avenue Winnipeg, MB, R3K 0Z1
Cannabis-NB 16 Allee De La Cooperative Richibucto, NB, E4W 5V8
Pacificanna 2-7035 Market Street Port Hardy BC V0N 2P0 Pacificanna* 3015 Mackenzie Avenue N Williams Lake BC V2G 1P5 Qualicanna 2-124 Harlech Road Qualicum Beach BC V9K 1G9 Ridge Cannabis Products* 101-320 Iles Way Tumbler Ridge BC V0C 2W0 Riverside Cannabis 6309 Sooke Road Sooke BC V9Z 0G7 Salmon Arm Cannabis 81B Shuswap St SW Salmon Arm BC Shades of Green Cannabis* 519 Victoria Street Kamloops BC V2C 2B1 Sky High Cannabis Ltd.* 38054 Second Avenue Squamish BC V8B 0A5
The Greenhorn* 2-4513 25 Avenue Vernon BC V1T 1P5 Trail Bud-A-Bong Shop 876 Rossland Avenue Trail BC V1R 3N3 The Kure Cannabis Society 137 Dyke Road Chilliwack BC V2P 6H7 The Higher Path 1320 Cedar Avenue Trail BC V1R 4C2
SpiritLeaf 670-2709 Lougheed Highway Maple Ridge BC V2X 2V6
The Higher Path 102-2032 Columbia Avenue Castlegar BC V1N 2W7
SpiritLeaf 114-1502 Columbia Avenue Castlegar BC V1N 4G5
The Higher Path 5859 Main Street Oliver BC V0H 1T1
SpiritLeaf 102-2695 Skaha Lake Road, Penticton BC V2A 6E8
The Kootenays Cannabis Tree* 106-601 Front Street Nelson BC V1L 4B6
SpiritLeaf 102, 2500 53rd Avenue Vernon BC Starbuds 19-11000 8th Street Dawson Creek BC V4V 2T5
The Original Farm 1402 Douglas Street Victoria BC V8W 2G1
Starbuds 625-11850 Oceola Road Lake Country BC V4V 2T5 Stick & Stone Cannabis Co. 891 7th Avenue Fernie BC V0B 1M0 Sticky Leaf 1415 Canyon Street Creston BC V0B 1G0
The Original Farm 3055A Scott Street Victoria BC V8R 4J9 The Rural Leaf Co. 3200 Oceanview Drive Tlell BC V0T 1S0 The Shore Cannabiz Shop 399 Tranquille Road Kamloops BC V2B 3G4 Trail Bud-A-Bong Shop* 876 Rossland Avenue Trail BC V1R 3N3
Delta 9 Cannabis Store Unit 1 – 827 Dakota Street Winnipeg, MB, R2M 5M2 Delta 9 Cannabis Store 300 Mystery Lake Road Thompson, MB, R8N 0M2 Delta 9 Cannabis Store 1570-18th Street Brandon, MB, R7A 5C5 Delta 9 Cannabis Store 478 River Avenue Winnipeg, MB, R3L 0B3 Fire & Flower* 526 Main Street Swan River, MB, R0L 1Z0 Garden Variety* 620 - 1424 Ellice Avenue Winnipeg, MB, R3G 0G4 Garden Variety* Unit 10 - 655 Sterling Lyon Parkway Winnipeg, MB, R3P 2S8
Tweed* 309 Saskatchewan Avenue Portage la Prairie, MB, R1N 0L6 Tweed 1450 Main Street South Dauphin, MB, R7N 3H4 Tweed 120 Osborne Street Winnipeg, MB, R3L 1Y5
Cannabis-NB 34 Lacey Drive Rothesay, NB, E2E 3J9 Cannabis-NB 16 Wright Street Sackville, NB, E4L 4P8 Cannabis-NB 55 Lansdowne Avenue Saint John, NB, E2K 3A1
Tweed 2705 Victoria Avenue Brandon, MB, R7B 0N1
Cannabis-NB 168 Rothesay Avenue, Suite 107 Saint John, NB, E2J 2B5
Hiku/Tokyo Smoke 55B Goulet Street Winnipeg, MB, R2H 0R5
Tweed 1592 Regent Avenue Winnipeg, MB, R2C 3B4
Cannabis-NB 313-B Main Street Shediac, NB, E4P 2A8
Meta Cannabis Supply Co. Otineka Mall, Hwy 10 N Opaskwayak, MB, R0B 2J0
Cannabis-NB* 9316 Route 3 Old Ridge St. Stephen, NB, E3L 4W8
Meta Cannabis Supply Co. 79 Keeshkeemaquah Drive Portage La Prairie, MB, R1N 4B1 Meta Cannabis Supply Co. Unit 23 – 584 Pembina Highway Winnipeg, MB, R3M 2M5 Meta Cannabis Supply Co. 1881 Grant Avenue Winnipeg, MB, TBD
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Cannabis-NB 640 St. Peter Ave, Suite #PD201 Bathurst, NB, E2A 2Y7 Cannabis-NB 157 Water Street, Unit 14 Campbellton, NB, E3N 3L4 Cannabis-NB 784 Dieppe Blvd. Dieppe, NB, E1A 9G5 Cannabis-NB 575B Rue Victoria Edmunston, NB, E3V 3M9
Cannabis-NB 138 Main Street (Gateway Mall) Sussex, NB, E4E 3E1 Cannabis-NB 3524 rue Principale Tracadie, NB, E1X 1B9
Newfoundland and Labrador Clarenville Green Stop 258 Memorial Drive Clarenville, NL, A5A 1N9
Retail Directory C-Shop 230 Conception Bay Highway Bay Roberts, NL, A0A 1G0 C-Shop 5 Murphy Square Corner Brook, NL, A2H 1R4 C-Shop 120 Columbus Drive Carbonear, NL, A1Y 1B3 C-Shop 166 Conception Bay Highway Conception Bay South, NL, A1W 3A6 C-Shop 100 Laurell Road Gander, NL, A1V 2V5 C-Shop 17 Cromer Avenue Grand Falls-Windsor, NL, A2A 1X3 C-Shop 150 Old Placentia Road Mount Pearl, NL, A1N 4Y9 C-Shop 55 Stavanger Drive St. John’s, NL, A1A 5E8 C-Shop 260 Blackmarsh Road St. John’s, NL, A1E 1T2 C-Shop 62 Prince Rupert Drive Stephenville, NL, A2N 3W7 Deer Lake Green Stop 31 Upper Nicholsville Road Deer Lake, NL, A8A 2G1 High North 1 Neal Drive Labrador City, NL, A2V 1Y5 Miawpukek Cannabis Boutique* 19 Miawpukek Drive Conne River, NL, A0H 1J0 Paradise Green Shop 1316 Topsail Road St. John’s, NL, A1L 1N9 The Natural Vibe 306 Water Street St. John’s, NL, A1C 1B8 The Herbal Centre* 394 Kenmount Road St. John’s, NL, A1B 3R4 The Reef Cannabis Shop 386 CBS Highway Holyrood, NL, A0A 2R0 Thomas H. Clarke’s Distribution 1614 Portugal Cove Road Portugal Cover, NL, A1M 3G3 Tweed 62 Broadway Avenue Corner Brook, NL, A2H 6H4
Tweed 81 Conception Bay Highway S Unit 3 Conception Bay, NL, A1W 3A3 Tweed 50-60 Commonwealth Avenue, Unit 5 Mount Pearl, NL, A1N 1W8
Ontario Ameri 20 Cumberland Street Toronto, ON, M3W 1J5 Canna Cabana 2019 Long Lake Road, Unit B Sudbury, ON, P3E 4M8
Tweed 193 Kenmount Road Unit 4A St. John’s, NL, A1B 3P9
Canna Cabana 435(B) Yonge Street Toronto, ON, M5B 1T3
Tweed 187-189 Water Street St. John’s, NL, A1C 1B4
Canna Cabana 1317 Barton Street East, Unit H09, Hamilton, ON, L8H 2V4
Tweed 27 Aspen Drive, Happy Valley Goose Bay, NL, A0P 1C0
Nova Scotia Nova Scotia Liquor Corp. Amherst Mall, 126 South Albion Street Amherst, NS, B4H 2X3 Nova Scotia Liquor Corp. 151 Church Street Antigonish, NS, B2G 2E2 Nova Scotia Liquor Corp. 274 Dufferin Street Bridgewater, NS, B4V 2G7 Nova Scotia Liquor Corp. 5540 Clyde Street Halifax, NS, B3J 1E3 Nova Scotia Liquor Corp. Downsview Plaza, 752 Sackville Drive, Unit 114 Lower Sackville, NS, B4C 2R2 Nova Scotia Liquor Corp. 610 East River Road New Glasgow, NS, B2H 3S1 Nova Scotia Liquor Corp. 9256 Commercial Street, Unit 230 New Minas, NS, B4N 4A9 Nova Scotia Liquor Corp. 95 Keltic Drive Sydney River, NS, B1S 1P4 Nova Scotia Liquor Corp. 6 Court Street Truro, NS, B2N 3H7 Nova Scotia Liquor Corp. 650 Portland Street Dartmouth, NS, B2W 6A3 Nova Scotia Liquor Corp. 3601 Joseph Howe Drive Halifax, NS, B3L 4H8 Nova Scotia Liquor Corp. 104a Starrs Road Yarmouth, NS, B5A 2T5
Central Cannabis 666 Wonderland Road, N Unit 6B London, ON, N6H 4K9 Choom 7555 Montrose Rd., Unit E3, Niagara Falls, ON, L2H 2E9 Fire & Flower 75 Brock Street Kingston, ON, K7L 1R8 Fire & Flower 129 York Street Ottawa, ON, K1N 5T4 Hello Cannabis Store* 57 Cootes Drive Hamilton, ON, L9H 1B5 Highlife* 1299 Marcus Drive Sudbury, ON, P3B 4K6 Hobo Recreational Cannabis 391 Bank Street Ottawa, ON, K2P 0T2 J. London* 691 Richmond Street, Suite 5 London, ON, N6A 5M1 Ganjika House 186 Main Street South Brampton, ON, L6W 2E2 Nova Cannabis 499 Queen Street W Toronto, ON, M5V 2B4 Pioneer Cannabis Co.* 1200 Brant Street, Unit B-004 Burlington, ON, L7P 5C6 RELM Cannabis Co. 103-4031 Fairview St. Burlington, ON, L7L 2A4 Smok* 20 Kingston Road West Ajax, ON, L1T 4K8 Spiritleaf 27 Princess Street, Suite 101 Kingston, ON, K7L 1A3 Superette 1306 Wellington Street, W Unit 100 Ottawa, ON, K1Y 3B2
The Niagara Herbalist 33 Lakeshore Road, Unit 15 St. Catharines, ON, L2N 7B3
Société Québécoise Du Cannabis* 10, Place Bourget Sud Joliette, Quebec, J6E 5E7
The Hunny Pot Cannabis Co. 202 Queen Street W Toronto, ON, M5V 1Z2
Société Québécoise Du Cannabis* 1272 rue Principale Est Sainte-Agathe-des-Monts, Quebec, J8C 1M1
Tokyo Smoke Oshawa 575 Laval Dr. Suite 400 Oshawa, ON, L1J 6X2
Société Québécoise Du Cannabis* 102 rue Valmont Saint-Jérôme, Quebec, J7Y 4Y2
Tokyo Smoke* 333 Yonge Street Toronto, ON, M5B 1R7
Société Québécoise Du Cannabis* 5240 chemin Queen Mary Montreal, QC, H3W 1X5
Tweed 1025 Wellington Rd, Unit A-2 London, ON, N6E 1W4
Société Québécoise Du Cannabis* 90 Boul. Saint-Jean-Baptiste Local 103 Chateauguay, QC, J6K 3A6
Northwest Territories Fort Simpson Beverages 10021 100th Street Fort Simpson, NW, X0E 0N0 Fort Smith Liquor Store 87 Breynat Street Fort Smith, NW, X0E 0P0 Hay River Liquor Retailer 101- 76 Capital Drive Hay River, NW, X0E 1G2 Normal Wells Liquor Agency 15 Franklin Avenue Norman Wells, NW, X0E 0V0 Yellowknife Liquor Store 100 Borden Drive Yellowknife, NW, X1A 3W6
Prince Edward Island P.E.I. Cannabis 85 Belvedere Avenue Charlottetown, PEI, C1A 4N8 P.E.I. Cannabis 509 Main Street Montague, PEI, C0A 1R0 P.E.I. Cannabis 478 Main Street O’ Leary, PEI, C0B 1V0 P.E.I. Cannabis 425 Granville Street Summerside, PEI, C1N 3C3
Quebec Société Québécoise Du Cannabis* 940 Ave. Du Pont Sud Alma, Quebec, G8B 2V8 Société Québécoise Du Cannabis* 2700 boul. Matte, Suite 100 Brossard, Quebec, J4Y 2P3 Société Québécoise Du Cannabis* 884, rue Principale Granby, Quebec, J2G 2Z3
Société Québécoise Du Cannabis* 73 boulevard de la Gappe, Local E3 Gartineau, QC, J8T 2G1 Société Québécoise Du Cannabis 965 boul. St-Joseph Drummondville, QC, J2C 2G9 Société Québécoise Du Cannabis 95 route du Président-Kennedy Lévis, QC, G6V 6C8 Société Québécoise Du Cannabis 172, Montée Masson Mascouche, QC, J7K 3B5 Société Québécoise Du Cannabis 13421 boulevard Curé-Labelle Mirabel, QC, J7J 1G9 Société Québécoise Du Cannabis 9256, Boulevard de l’Acadie Montreal, QC, H4N 3C5 Société Québécoise Du Cannabis 970, Rue Sainte-Catherine Ouest Montreal (Peel), QC, H3B 1E3 Société Québécoise Du Cannabis 6872 St-Hubert Montreal (Rosemont-Petite-Patrie), QC, H2S 2M6 Société Québécoise Du Cannabis 670 rue Bouvier Quebec City, QC, G2J 1A7 Société Québécoise Du Cannabis 2491 chemin Sainte-Foy Quebec City, QC, G1V 1T7 Société Québécoise Du Cannabis* 110-1 rue St-Germain ouest Rimouski, QC, G5L 4B5 Société Québécoise Du Cannabis 174 boulevard Saint-Luc suite 114 Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, QC, J2W 1C7 Société Québécoise Du Cannabis* 300, 107e rue St-Georges, Quebec, G5Y 8K1
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Retail Directory Société Québécoise Du Cannabis 1681 rue King Ouest Sherbrooke, Quebec, J1J 2C8
Fire & Flower* 4 – 421A Kensington Ave Estevan, SK, S4A 0V2
Kiaro 212 20th Street West Saskatoon SK, S7M 0Y5
Prairie Records 100 2nd Avenue N Warman SK, S0K 4S0
Tweed* Unit R20-1919A 8th Avenue Humboldt, SK, S0K 2A1
Société Québécoise Du Cannabis 3548 boul. des Forges Trois-Rivières, QC, G8Y 5H5
Fire & Flower* 680E Victoria Ave. Regina, SK, S4N 7E1
Kiaro 1220 La Ronge Avenue Saskatoon SK, S0J 1L0
Prairie Records 720 Broadway Avenue Saskatoon SK, TBD
Tweed* 290 Prince William Drive Melville, SK, S0A 2P0
Fire & Flower* 1 – 701 Centennial Dr N Martensville, SK, S0K 0A2
Kolab Project LAB001* 7 – 3427 50th Avenue Lloydminster, SK, S9V 0N9
Prairie Records 170-3020 Preston Avenue Saskatoon SK, TBD
Tweed* 3735 E Quance Street Regina, SK, S4V 3A4
Living Skies Cannabis 208 3rd Avenue S Saskatoon SK, S7K 1M1
Spiritleaf 1251 Main Street North Moose Jaw SK, S6H 6M3
Homestead Cannabis 1010 – 100th Street Tisdale, SK, S0E 1T0
Lucid Cannabis* 681 Albert Street Regina, SK, S4R 2P4
Sweet Tree Cannabis Co.* Unit 2 – 212 Central Ave N Swift Current, SK, S9H 0L2
Jimmy’s Cannabis Co. 82 B Battleford Crossing Battleford SK, S0M 0E0
Lush Leaf Cannabis 420 Main Street Esterhazy SK, S0A 0X0
The Cannabis Co. YQR* 1306 Broad Street Regina, SK, S4R 1Y4
Jimmy’s Cannabis Co. 4 - 421A Kensington Ave. Estevan SK, S4A 0VA
Meta Cannabis Supply Co.* 602 Main Street Moose Jaw, SK, S6H 3K4
Jimmy’s Cannabis Co. 1 - 701 Centennial Dr. N Martensville SK, S0K 0A2
New Leaf Emporium Inc. 602 Main Street Moose Jaw SK, S6H 3K4
Jimmy’s Cannabis Co. 506 Main Street Moosomin SK, S0G 3N0
Prairie Cannabis Ltd. 180 17th Street W Prince Albert SK, S6V 3X5
Canaba Cannabis* 3332 2nd Avenue W Prince Albert, SK, S6V 5E9 Canna Cabana 106 Central Avenue N Swift Current, SK, S9H 0L1 Eden Cannabis Co. Hwy 46, north on Range Road 2185 RM of Edenwold, SK, Fire and Flower Inc. 302 - 114 Street #2 North Battleford, SK, S9A 2M6 Fire and Flower Inc. 275 Broadway St E #5C Yorkton, SK, S3N 3K7 Fire & Flower* 82B Battlefords Crossing Battleford, SK, S9A 0V3
Fire & Flower * 1 – 506 Main Street Moosomin, SK, S0G 3N0
The Green Box* 185 2nd Avenue Unity, SK, S0K 4L0 The Joint Cannabis* 420 Centre Street Assiniboia, SK, S0H 0B0 The Pot Shack* 3 - 1115 Grosvenor Avenue Saskatoon, SK, S7H 4G2
Tweed 101 Centre Street Meadow Lake, SK, S9X 1L2 Tweed 1501 Albert Street Regina, SK, S4P 2S5 Tweed 141-143 2nd Avenue Saskatoon, SK, S7K 2A9 Tweed 241 Broadway Street East Fort Qu’Appelle, SK, S0G 1S0 Vatic Cannabis Co.* Hwy 46, north on Range Road 2185 RM of Edenwold, SK, S0G 3Z0 Wiid Boutique Inc. 4554 Albert Street Regina SK, S4S 6B4 *Indicates a new retail store added since last issue
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Budding Careers Omar Khan has been appointed to National Cannabis Sector Lead. With a deep understanding of the audiences and stakeholders that make up the cannabis landscape, he will continue to provide strategic counsel to H+K’s growing number of cannabis industry clients as they navigate a rapidly shifting federal and provincial regulatory landscape and look to build brand awareness and public profile to drive revenue growth.
Nextleaf Solutions Ltd., an extraction technology company, has added Dr. Sherry Boodram, former Senior Regulatory Compliance Officer with Health Canada, to its Board of Directors, effective immediately. Currently, Dr. Boodram is the cofounder and CEO of CannDelta Inc. - a regulatory and scientific cannabis consulting company based out of Toronto, Canada - where she provides regulatory expertise and develops strategies to ensure regulatory compliance within Canada’s existing legal cannabis framework.
Stikeman Elliott recently welcomed leading Canadian regulatory law expert Sara Zborovski as a partner in the firm’s Corporate Group. Sara’s practice focuses on providing regulatory and commercial counsel to companies regulated by Health Canada. She assists clients in navigating the regulatory landscape implemented by the Food and Drugs Act, the Cannabis Act and other legislation and associated regulations overseen by Health Canada. Sara also works with clients on matters relating to product safety, including crisis management and product recall across pharmaceuticals, cannabis, food and beverage industries.
Namaste Technologies has appointed Annie Holmes as its new Chief Financial Officer. Holmes is a known strategic thinker with more than 15 years of senior executive experience leading corporations through complex restructurings, international expansion and large capital transactions. As Principal of Chartered Course, Holmes provided strategic and financial advice to public and private clients in both domestic and international markets. She has held the CFO position within a number of private companies, as well as senior financial roles with publicly-traded Smart Employee Benefits Inc. and Katanga Mining Inc.
Heather Molloy has been promoted to Chief Strategy Officer. Ms. Molloy joined the Company in May 2018 and has played an integral role in executing the Company’s growth strategy as EVP Corporate Development. She led the Company’s Arise Bioscience, The Apothecarium, State Flower and Ilera Healthcare transactions, and will oversee the strategic integration of those businesses into the Company with the guidance of Jason Ackerman. Ms. Molloy has extensive experience in the cannabis market and over 20 years prior experience in finance, structured credit, capital markets and investing, having spent most of her career at Swiss Re.
New York-based Jason Ackerman, founder and former CEO of online grocer FreshDirect, has been appointed to the Company’s Board of Directors and named to the role of Executive Chairman. Mr. Ackerman will oversee day-to-day operations of the Company and serve alongside Chairman Jason Wild and CEO Michael Nashat. Mr. Ackerman is an accomplished leader who pioneered the development of the on-line grocery industry. In his eighteen years at the helm of FreshDirect, he built the business from the ground up, growing the Company to over $600 million in annual sales operating in seven states.
James Smith has recently been appointed partner, executive search – Toronto at LHH Knightsbridge. James’ extensive business experience spans over 20 years in senior leadership roles for a number of consumer-focused businesses, ranging from owner operated companies to publicly held corporations, across Canada and the US. His approach is to fully engage in a client’s business and is passionate about matching the right fit, culture and personality for both client and candidate. Based in Toronto, James will focus on CPG, pharmaceuticals, cosmetics and cannabis.
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Cannabis Prospect Magazine | December 2019
Cannabis Prospect Magazine is Canada’s premier trade publication for cannabis industry professionals. With six issues to be printed and dist...
Published on Dec 1, 2019
Cannabis Prospect Magazine is Canada’s premier trade publication for cannabis industry professionals. With six issues to be printed and dist...