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While the U.S. has continued to lag in its ability to further federalized legalization policies, Mexico, globally recognized as an agricultural powerhouse, seems primed to aid Canada in firmly establishing the continent’s dominance.

The cannabis vape industry is indeed thriving and developing at a very steady and healthy rate. Let’s take a closer look at the factors contributing to the sector’s impressive growth using comprehensive, real-time cannabis vape sales data.

In this issue, Cannabis Prospect Magazine presents its third annual manufacturer directory with more than 100 different product companies listed across more than a dozen categories.

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Canada and California will remain as cannabis leaders running on parallel but distinct regulatory and supply-chain paths for the foreseeable future. It will be important for operators looking to expand to keep tabs on each market’s threats and opportunities and use those learnings to cross borders.

Labour shortages have been exacerbated by the COVID-19 global pandemic, making it even more difficult for employers to fill open positions. At the same time, the cannabis industry is booming and consumers are expecting quality products, quickly.

In our September issue of Cannabis Prospect Magazine we profile Canvas Retail, an independent cannabis with four retail stores in the Greater Toronto Area and its owner Helene Vassos.

In this issue, Cannabis Prospect Magazine presents its third annual manufacturer directory with more than 100 different product companies listed across more than a dozen categories.



While the US has continued to lag in its ability to further federalized legalization policies, Mexico, globally recognized as an agricultural powerhouse, seems primed to aid Canada in firmly establishing the continent’s dominance.


The truth is that the cannabis vape industry is indeed thriving and developing at a very steady and healthy rate. Let’s take a closer look at the factors contributing to the sector’s impressive growth using comprehensive, real-time cannabis vape sales data.


4 From the Editor 6 Events 8 News 22 Product Showcase 28 Provincial Updates 30 Appointments 46 List of Advertisers

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Back to (the New) Normal By David Halpert


t has been a long 18 months, and I promise that this will be the last time I mention the COVID-19 pandemic in an editor’s letter. At the time of this writing vaccination rates are at an all-time high and are poised to go higher in the weeks to come. Roughly 80% of the Canadian population has at least one dose of a vaccine, with just over 70% of the eligible population fully vaccinated. While there’s no certainty that we’ll head into future lockdowns, Canadians remain vigilant in their efforts to limit the spread the virus as local businesses open up once again and Canadians go back to some semblance of normal. Unlike our neighbours to the south, who’ve largely politicized vaccinations, there’s a real opportunity here for Canada to achieve some type of herd immunity, barring any new variants that might come into play (knock on wood!). While for some, the return to normal will be more gradual, for others it’s a welcome change of pace. One of the biggest changes will be the return of cannabis events this fall, which for a lot of manufacturers and serviceoriented companies, remain the lifeblood of the industry, a chance to reconnect with likeminded colleagues as well as make connections with new potential prospects. If you live within southern Ontario you have to constantly remind yourself that cannabis businesses come from coast to coast to attend these events, and vice versa. For me it’s a double-edged sword, while events act as competition between my publication and other companies’ marketing dollars, just as vital is that these events are a chance for me to reconnect with my many writers, vendors, advertisers, etc. as well as an opportunity to get a better sense of

what’s happening at the ground-level when it comes to cannabis, putting a finger on the pulse so thus speak. Of course with businesses allowed for greater capacities, cannabis retailers can allow for greater walk-in traffic, and with that more sales. Similarly, licensed producers, which in most Canadian jurisdictions have largely been exempted as an essential service, are going back to business as usual in terms of in-house and off-site operations (cannabis retailers were also considered essential services). Now nearly three years since the Cannabis Act has been passed into law, it’ll still be a while before we see the lasting effects on the cannabis industry as restrictions loosen month to month. Paradoxically, there are more cannabis retail stores now than there have every been, roughly 2,500 across Canada, and while it’ll still be some time before we see if sales have been affected, not just in the amount of units purchased but also whether more or less are purchased through brick-and-mortar retailers over online vendors, I can’t help but wonder whether the reasons for purchasing cannabis might change as well, with cases of social anxiety and general anxiety in the months likely on the rise. Either way, it’s a breath of fresh air to see things getting back to normal, even if it’s a new normal.

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Pure Sunfarms Brings New Dried Flower Cannabis Products to Market

Holding its place as Canada’s top-selling dried flower brand, Pure Sunfarms expanded its cannabis offerings to meet consumer demand by launching Blue Dream, a popular West Coast strain. The company recently expanded its dried flower lineup by introducing a new cultivar, Blue Dream, a legendary West Coast strain. Blue Dream is a highly sought-after strain across North America, ranking as the top-searched strain in Canada on the popular cannabis website, Leafly.ca3. Bred in California, the easygoing daytime strain is a fruit-forward, sativadominant cross of Blueberry and Haze with aromas of blueberry, lemon, and pine. Pure Sunfarms’ Blue Dream is now available in B.C., Ontario and Alberta.

Canopy Growth Completes Acquisition of Supreme Canopy Growth Corporation and The Supreme Cannabis Company, Inc. announced the completion of the previously announced arrangement whereby Canopy acquired all of the issued and outstanding common shares of Supreme. As Canopy continues to focus on the premium flower segment, the addition of 7ACRES and the 7ACRES Craft Collective enhances Canopy’s leading market share position and supplements its production capacity through the acquisition of Supreme’s low-cost, scalable cultivation facility in Kincardine, Ontario. This facility has a proven capability for producing high-quality flower from sought-after strains that have earned Supreme’s brands their loyal consumer followings. Additionally, the acquisition of Supreme further strengthens Canopy’s overall leadership position within the Canadian recreational market and creates a pro forma Q4 FY 2021 market share of 18.1%. Furthermore, the acquisition creates the opportunity for immediate value creation with an estimated $30 million in synergies to be captured within the next two years. High Tide Continues to Expand U.S. E-Commerce Presence Through Acquisition of Daily High Club High Tide Inc. took another step toward solidifying itself as the leader within the U.S. e-commerce marketplace for consumption accessories by entering into a definitive agreement pursuant to which High Tide USA Inc., a wholly-owned U.S. subsidiary of the Company, will acquire 100% of the issued and outstanding shares of DHC Supply LLC (the “Transaction”) operating as Daily High Club. “In alignment with our intention to become a dominant player in the U.S. e-commerce marketplace through a combination of organic growth and accretive acquisitions, specifically


targeting businesses with strong brand loyalty, I am thrilled to announce the acquisition of Daily High Club,” said Raj Grover, President and Chief Executive Officer of High Tide. Industry Leaders Launch Cannabis Cultivators of BC British Columbia’s cannabis producers Pure Sunfarms, Rubicon Organics Inc. and Tantalus Labs announced the creation of Cannabis Cultivators of BC (CCBC), a non-profit industry association dedicated to advocating for the growth of a responsible cannabis industry and advancing a favourable social, economic, and business environment for cannabis cultivation in BC. As the first cannabis cultivators’ association focused on licensed growers of all sizes in BC, CCBC will work with policy makers to promote the economic well-being of the cannabis industry and contribute to policy-making, advance industrywide cultivation issues on behalf of all licensed cannabis growers across the province, and be a source of expertise in cannabis cultivation. The organization’s vision is to shift the paradigm surrounding cannabis to policies built upon supporting cannabis as an emerging economic driver and agricultural commodity, and advance BC as a world leader in cannabis innovation and expertise. Government of Canada Supports Cuttingedge Biotechnology Company in Welland In early July the Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, the Honourable MarieClaude Bibeau, Parliamentary Secretary Neil Ellis and the Member of Parliament for Niagara Centre, Vance Badawey, highlighted funding of up to $1.48 million for extractX Inc. to develop a mobile, ethanol-based extraction lab for biomass processing. The announcement took place at extractX’s head offices in Welland, Ontario. This funding helped extractX complete the final stages of

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research and development for its proprietary, fully-automated extraction technology. The company’s process uses ethanol, which helps reduce greenhouse gas emissions compared to other processes widely used in the industry. As a mobile unit, extractX is able to bring environmentally-efficient processing facilities to producers across Canada and around the world. Sundial Growers Completes the Acquisition of Spiritleaf Retail Cannabis Network Sundial Growers Inc. announced the completion of the previously disclosed arrangement whereby Sundial has acquired all of the issued and outstanding common shares of Inner Spirit Holdings Ltd. for consideration per Inner Spirit Share consisting of (i) $0.30 in cash, and (ii) 0.0835 of a common share of Sundial. This establishes Sundial as one of Canada’s largest vertically integrated cannabis companies. Sundial is a diversified cannabis company with a strong brand portfolio and extensive consumer packaged goods experience. Acquiring Spiritleaf broadens Sundial’s business with a strategic entry into cannabis retail and enables greater access to and understanding of retail markets, product marketing insights and consumer purchasing trends. This also establishes Sundial as Canada’s largest single-branded network of retail operations. The addition of wellestablished Spiritleaf franchised and corporateowned stores, representing the country’s largest single-brand recreational cannabis retailer with 100-plus stores across six provinces, provides Sundial with an integration and expansion platform in current operating markets in Canada. It also strengthens Sundial’s retail expertise with cannabis advocates. Spiritleaf has earned its reputation as an industry leader for its franchise sales and support system, in-store design and experience, employee


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Inner Spirit Holdings Celebrates Opening 100th Spiritleaf Cannabis Store

Inner Spirit Holdings Ltd., a Canadian company that has established a national network of Spiritleaf retail cannabis stores, announced in early July the celebration for the opening of its 100th Spiritleaf store. With its first location opened in October 2018 after recreational cannabis was legalized in Canada, Spiritleaf has developed into a retail powerhouse with more cannabis retail outlets opened than any other company in the country. The Company celebrated the 100th store opening milestone with a ribboncutting ceremony at the Spiritleaf South Keys store located in the south end of Ottawa, Ontario. President and CEO Darren Bondar, Spiritleaf Vice President Cecil Horwitz and Spiritleaf South Keys Owner Richard Dufour were in attendance, along with Spiritleaf employees and representatives from the local community. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the event was scaled to respect all local gathering restrictions.

education and training, marketing creativity and customer benefits program. Cannabix Technologies Granted U.S. Patent for FAIMS Molecular Analysis Device Cannabix Technologies Inc., a developer of the Cannabix Marijuana Breathalyzer devices for law enforcement and the workplace, is pleased to report that the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) has granted patent No. 17/019728 entitled, “Apparatus and Methods for Detection of Molecules” to the Company. This patent on innovations made by Cannabix with its FAIMS (field asymmetric waveform ion mobility spectrometry) based marijuana breathalyzer technology. This patent is the culmination of research and development work conducted by Cannabix scientists and engineers in the areas of ion mobility spectrometry, non-volatile molecule sampling and fluid dynamics. These developments provide utility in several areas related to detection of target molecules in breath. Numinus Wellness To Acquire Neurology Centre of Toronto, Plans to Create Centre for Psychedelic Neurology Numinus Wellness Inc., a mental health care company advancing innovative treatments and safe, evidence-based psychedelic-assisted therapies, has acquired the Neurology Centre of Toronto (NCT) last July. Numinus and NCT founder Dr. Evan Lewis plan to expand NCT into a comprehensive clinical neurology treatment centre with a unique specialization in the application of psychedelics in the field of neurology. Numinus will pay $300,000 in cash and $200,000 in Numinus shares upon closing and future performance-based payments totaling up to $500,000 in Numinus shares to complete the transaction. The transaction is subject to a number of conditions, including the


approval of the TSX Venture Exchange. As of the date hereof, Numinus and NCT management have completed their due diligence. The Company acquired NCT in late August. Greenlane Partners with NEO Plastics to Expand Sustainable Packaging Offering Greenlane Holdings, Inc., a seller of premium cannabis accessories, child-resistant packaging, supply, and specialty vaporization products, announced its partnership with NEO, an innovative packaging company providing an entirely new sustainable solution for discarded plastics. Available this July exclusively to Greenlane customers, NEO adds an environmentally-friendly offering to Greenlane’s existing packaging lines. NEO supports landfill gas-to-energy efforts to enhance the end-of-life value of plastic packaging. NEO’s contains an additive that accelerates the natural microbial digestion of the packaging’s material faster than standard plastic alternatives. During this process, biogases are released and can be collected and turned into clean, renewable energy which can be used to power communities. 48North Shareholders Approve Plan of Arrangement with HEXO 48North Cannabis Corp. announced the results of its special meeting of shareholders held earlier today. At the Special Meeting, Shareholders passed the special resolution approving the Company’s proposed plan of arrangement under Section 192 of the Canada Business Corporations Act with HEXO Corp. which was announced on May 17, 2021. EnCann Solutions Announces Receipt of Health Canada Processing Licence Health Canada issued a Standard Processing licence under the Cannabis Regulations to EnCann Solutions Inc. The Standard Processing

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Licence will allow EnCann to process bulk hemp and cannabis to create and sell derivative products through various commercial arrangements. EnCann’s processing facility is located in Kelowna, British Columbia. A state-of-the-art proprietary extraction system – designed and built in-house by EnCann’s team of engineers – is the centrepiece of this 16,500 square foot facility. Houseplant and Canopy Growth to Conclude Their Strategic Relationship in Canada After three years of a successful joint venture, Houseplant and Canopy Growth Corporation have mutually agreed to end their relationship. The Canadian cannabis market has evolved substantially during this period and the parties believe the time is right for the Houseplant brand to develop independently while Canopy advances its focus on wholly-owned brands for the Canadian market. The relationship between Houseplant and Canopy started in 2018, well ahead of Canadian legalization. Since that time, Houseplant and Canopy worked together to pave the way in defining a premium cannabis experience in a new market. During the course of their relationship, Houseplant has become a popular consumer brand in Canada and is a top 10 brand in the premium cannabis market in Ontario. Beverages are a highlight of the brand’s success, with Houseplant Grapefruit notably attaining the top-selling cannabis beverage spot in Canada (measured by units sold) in its launch year. More than one million cans of Houseplant beverages were sold in Canada within the last year.

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The Confluence of Cannabis-Infused Products in California and Canada


alifornia and Canada have much to learn from one another as both legal cannabis markets grow and mature. While California has had a nearly two-decade head start to develop, manufacture and experiment with cannabis-infused products, the support of federal legalization in Canada has allowed manufacturers there to bring these products up to the scale and sophistication of other CPG industries. Canada and California will remain cannabis leaders running on parallel but distinct regulatory and supply-chain paths for the foreseeable future. It will be important for operators looking to expand to keep tabs on each market’s threats and opportunities and use those learnings to cross borders. As a California cannabis infusion company, Vertosa was born in the world’s largest legal cannabis market. We have also spent the last year integrating into the Canadian cannabis marketplace, helping brands accelerate infused products to market and offering our insights into the ever-evolving confluence of Canada and California cannabis. California Innovation California has a robust legacy market. With grow-friendly climates and multi-generational cannabis farms and cultivators, the Compassionate Use Act of 1996 and all the regulations since, as well as the diverse culture to accompany it all, California cannabis has a world-renowned and layered history. These elements have helped California lead the way in cannabis innovation, especially with respect to infused products. Going back for many years, one could walk


By Michael Torrey, VP of Expansion into a California dispensary and consider a wide selection of gummies, cookies, brownies and other common ingestibles, however the earliest days of legalization and medical-only allowances had minimal research and testing capabilities, and the regulations surrounding cannabis products were limited at best. While the new frontier provided the opportunity for a market to be born from almost nothing, it also bred significant uncertainty in the quality, consistency and reliability of products. With few capabilities and measures to ensure that a product was dosed with any specific accuracy or remained stable over time, consumers were left to try products without much certainty in its effect. One beneficial side effect of the trial-and-error approach of the infused product marketplace in California has been the opportunity for innovation. As the market has matured, California manufacturers have developed many unique form factors, extraction methods and ways to ingest. The list of ingestible products that have hit the market is exhaustive, including mints, mouth sprays, hot sauce, popsicles, peanut butter, honey and so much more. Throughout the ever-changing regulatory landscape, regulations and regulators have evolved alongside the rest of the market. California operators have had to remain nimble, all the while focusing on innovative packaging design, eye-catching branding and distinct messaging to capture the interest of consumers. As California continues to lead in cannabis product evolution, operators will need to push the boundaries and find ways to differentiate through innovation. At Vertosa, we hear every day from

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both legacy and newcomer cannabis operators about the importance of product differentiation, specifically through fast-acting technologies that cater to designed experiences. Consumers want products with targeted effects, whether it be sleep, energy, anxiety relief or pain management. And they don’t want to wait an hour to feel it. Furthermore, operators are focusing on the inclusion of targeted minor cannabinoids, full-spectrum strain profiles and unique flavour and functional ingredient combinations. Canadian brands and manufacturers can certainly look to these evolutions in California to guide them in decision-making in the Canadian market. That said, still operating without federal legalization, the California market has struggled to push cannabis into a mainstream, fully legitimized industry. Until federal legalization, the state will continue to operate with a few handicaps, and that’s where the opportunity for Canada to fill in the gaps is greatest. Canadian Quality, Sophistication and Scale While California has led the way in product innovation, Canada has leapfrogged the world in industry and manufacturer sophistication. Federal support has paved the way for necessary research in Canada. With the growing number of Canadian contract research organizations specializing in cannabis and many universities offering cannabis-related programs, Canada has provided significant contributions and studies to push the industry forward. In California, if not all US states,


it can still be prohibitively difficult to engage in licensed, sophisticated product and experience research to the detriment of both brands and consumers. This presents an attractive opportunity for Canada to recognize and acknowledge the grassroots developments made in California and apply them into a sophisticated analytical environment, validating or invalidating product claims, and providing value to the consumer. It’s also worth mentioning that Canadian cannabis companies are able to transact much easier due to the relative lack of banking restrictions for the cannabis sector. In California, fully compliant operators are still using ambiguous entity names for their bank accounts, dealing with large amounts of cash, and generally dedicating significant efforts to keep their bank accounts from being shut down. In Canada, cannabis companies have fewer problems relying on the same banking system that supports their mainstream peers. Additionally, federal legalization has allowed Health Canada to develop, implement and enforce robust safety and quality standards and apply them to the cannabis industry with significant effect. In many instances, Health Canada directly borrows many of its cannabis safety and quality policies from the food-and-beverage manufacturing sector. Health Canada has clear and robust regulations to manage all aspects of the supply chain and manufacturing process, from ingredients and equipment to processing methods and distribution. These inherently prevent low-quality operators from entering the market and attract sophisticated manufacturers from other industries to the cannabis fray. A great example of this is Vertosa’s Canadian manufacturing partner, Taima Extracts. It was apparent from their initial meetings that the compa-

nies share similar ideologies, focusing specifically on quality and consistency. The ownership team at Taima brings a 40-year legacy in food manufacturing to the cannabis industry, highlighted by CEO Phil Carnovale’s experience revolutionizing the egg industry as he oversaw the cracking, packaging, distributing and wholesaling of 10 million eggs per week for major grocers and restaurants throughout Canada. While someone like Phil might shy away from operating in the California market due to unresolved regulations and federal risk, the Canadian market has offered an opportunity for him and his team to bring his previous business operational excellence to the cannabis industry with few legal or reputational concerns. Lastly, Canada excels in scaled manufacturing facilities. As Vertosa infuses a wide array of

“Operators are focusing on the inclusion of targeted minor cannabinoids, fullspectrum strain profiles and unique flavour and functional ingredient combinations. Canadian brands and manufacturers can certainly look to these evolutions in California to guide them in decisionmaking in the Canadian market.”

products, we’ve prided ourselves on pushing beverage infusion technology to a new level. But we also understand the downstream costs and requirements of installing, warehousing, distributing and even retailing beverages and other infused products are a massive undertaking for any brand to do alone. The only long-term path forward for a scalable ingestible industry is for brands to be able to rely on co-manufacturing as they would in development of any other manufactured, ready-to-consume food or beverage product. The large amount of licensed real estate, multi-million dollar canning lines, and staffing requirements have all caused a significant bottleneck in California to date. On the flip side, access to banking, participation of sophisticated operators and clear regulations have supported the rise of over half a dozen dedicated beverage co-manufacturers in Canada, contributing to the ease of entry for brands and products into the rapidly growing ingestibles category. While both of these markets continue to mature on the parallel paths, there remains a unique opportunity for operators to cross-pollinate the California and Canadian cannabis markets, bringing across the best aspects of each market to the other side. While many forward-thinking, innovative operators in California can look to Canadian manufacturers for operational excellence, those same scaled operators in Canada can look to California operators for exciting product trends for leveraging in the increasingly competitive product landscape. Michael Torrey is the VP of Expansion of Vertosa. To learn more or schedule a call with someone from our team, please visit

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A NORTH AMERICAN CANNABIS POWERHOUSE...WITHOUT THE US? How Mexico’s Fight for Cannabis Legalization Could Be A Good Opportunity for Canada


By Jillian Reddish

s global markets in cannabis expand, there is a question as to whether North America can retain its leadership position in the space. While the U.S. has continued to lag in its ability to further federalized legalization policies, Mexico, globally recognized as an agricultural powerhouse, seems primed to aid Canada in firmly establishing the continent’s dominance. This is likely to help strengthen long-term relationships with lucrative markets in Europe and emerging markets throughout Latin America. How did we get here? Back in 2015, the Mexican Supreme Court of Justice ruled that prohibiting people from using cannabis for personal use was unconstitutional, the first in a chain of four resolutions issued by the Court leading to binding case law. One effect of these legal shifts was the legislature setting up regulations for medical marijuana usage that went into effect in 2017. Then in 2018, the Supreme Court ruled that total prohibition of cannabis for personal recreational use was unconstitutional and ordered the Legislature to take action within a fixed timeline. That timeline has since moved several times with numerous extensions. It appears however, the courts have run out of patience and have hopefully made the necessary push the legislative branch needs to take the final steps in establishing its legal framework. Despite promising progress throughout the winter of 2020-21, the bill stalled at the end of April 2021 and time ran out, prompting the Supreme Court to declare an Action of Unconstitutionality. Luis Armendariz of CAAM Legal says, “the main effect of the [action] is to eliminate the absolute prohibition of the consumption of cannabis for adult use” – so having or using cannabis is no longer illegal but a permit must be obtained (Armendariz notes that permits for the use, cultivation, transportation or other related activities “shall not be denied without any justified cause”). In essence, there is still no regulated framework for the legal commerce of non-medicinal cannabis but the court itself has forced the legislative hand. Since the ruling, there is now significant pressure on Mexico’s Congress and Executive Branch to create and pass the long-awaited comprehensive regulations needed for efficient, protected trade. The risk of strengthening the illicit market gets higher each day as the legal gray area drags out, and with Mexico’s historical struggles with governmental corruption and cartels, entrepreneurs may be understandably hesitant. Meanwhile Mexico’s medicinal cannabis industry continues to develop, which will significantly aid


the adult-use market in ramping up quickly once the stalemate breaks. These movements are ensuring that the Mexican legislative branch is not alone in feeling the pressure to update regulations. The U.S. is now in the uncomfortable position in which both neighbours to the north and south are effectively legal markets in a world in which even the United Nations recently rescheduled marijuana. The vote by the Commission for Narcotic Drugs, which is based in Vienna, includes 53 nations and was based on several recommendations of the World Health Organization. The adjustment focused specifically on removal from Schedule IV of the 1961 Single Convention on Narcotic Drugs where it was placed next to enormously addictive opioids like heroin. When Mexico fully legalizes, it will become the largest country in the world with a federal program thanks to its population of almost 130 million. In contrast, Canada, which was widely hailed for being the first G8 country to federally legalize cannabis, has a population of less than 40 million. While Canada hasn’t quite stepped into the role of global dominator that the media spin portrayed back in 2018, the nation has successfully spurred global investment and expansion of international markets. Canada’s federal cannabis market continues to experience downward price pressure, over-regulation of marketing, and overly exuberant spending in international expansion based on an overestimated rate of anticipated consumer growth. Many Canadian companies chose to invest heavily in Colombia in 2018 and 2019. That capital flow has largely stalled as of mid-2021. A number of multinationals were forced to scale back, and domestic investment has yet to pick back up to the same levels that were seen prior to the global virus crisis of 2020. Based on past trends, it seems likely that Canadian multinational companies will come courting in Mexico to complement new sources out of Mexico itself and Europe. All of them are seeking low-cost supply and looking to extend well-established trade patterns for cannabis over the mid- to long-term. There’s a window for Canadian multinationals who understand the EU-GMP standards, and are already partnered with South America and LATAM to establish or strengthen their grip on a relatively early entrance to Europe -- well ahead of any US companies still stymied by the confusing lack of federal legalization and general lack of understanding about international standardizations. If the US fails to act, global markets will see a North American cannabis trade powerhouse without the biggest trading partner in that hemisphere.

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Consider that: »» Canada’s experience with indoor cultivation is likely better aligned with EU GMP standards than Mexico, but Mexico’s experience with agriculture could help it quickly ramp up new EU GMP-quality facilities, especially if done in collaboration with international partners. »» Mexico is naturally well-connected to LATAM, and a critical part of the economic triangle of Mexico, Colombia and Brazil. For cannabis in particular, the competitive advantage of these countries rests on their long history of agricultural experience, beneficial climate and established trade routes. »» North American businesses that already have well-established cultivation facilities in Latin America (like many Canadians do) will get to market faster in Mexico. As with any emerging and developing market, there is always risk, including a general lack of knowledge about the potential of the cannabis plant itself. Nathan Mison, founding partner and CEO of Diplomat Consulting in Canada, notes, “When Canada legalized cannabis three years ago, what it failed to do is support and steward the growth of the industry - from the agricultural innovation to the retail angle, to the advocates and activists, the cannabis sector feels under supported. As Mexico enters the world of cannabis legalization, I hope that policymakers can really focus on the economics of legalization and treat it like an economic sector to create jobs all along the value chain.” Mexico’s biggest stumbling block has always been large-scale corruption. That impact could heavily dampen foreign investment and hamper a company’s ability to build businesses in a legal and predictable way. That being said, with strong local partners and input from knowledgeable, collaborative consultants or service providers, successful navigation is likely possible and provides enormous opportunity for early entrants. This economic case study is a rare -- if never-before-seen -- example of a trade scenario in which the potential power vacuum created by the U.S.’s absence leaves room for well-placed Canada and Mexico to duke it out or collaborate for the biggest piece of the pie in the lucrative though heavily regulated markets of Europe and LATAM. Jillian Reddish is the Co-Founder and Managing Partner of the Global Cannabis Network Collective.


2020 WAS A BANNER YEAR FOR THE CANNABIS VAPE INDUSTRY By Dave Kaplan, Greentank Technologies


n June, we examined why market share metrics determined by total sales are often misleading, however using total units sold to determine market shares tells a much more accurate story—one that speaks to the actual item quantities moving through a given market at a given time. This metric gives us a better gauge on a product category’s growth and maturity, independent of other factors. We also pointed out that the market share decline of vape as a category in the US wasn’t nearly as extreme as it appeared to be on the surface, and that vape market shares actually rose in certain major US markets last year. The truth is that the cannabis vape industry is indeed thriving and developing at a very steady and healthy rate. Let’s take a closer look at the factors contributing to the sector’s impressive growth using comprehensive, real-time cannabis vape sales data. Cannabis Vape Sales Keep Climbing Despite a slight downtick in overall market share, 2020 was the cannabis vape industry’s best sales year on record. A banner year to be sure! Cannabis vape sales surged by 29.5% in California last year, despite the COVID-19 pandemic, breaking the $1 billion mark for the first time in the sunshine state. Oregon’s cannabis vape sales rose 14.8% in 2020, improving from $137.6M to $158.0M overall. Colorado and Washington also experienced double-digit cannabis vape sale percentage increases, with climbs of 11.0% and 10.5%, respectively, from their 2019 totals. In fact, of the five states Greentank diligently tracks, only Nevada experienced a drop in sales last year. That’s totally understandable given the sharp decline in tourism the state experienced due to COVID-19 and how heavily Nevada’s cannabis market depends on tourism for revenue. Fortunately, vape sales have rebounded in Nevada in a big way in 2021, with its Q1 vape sales outperforming that of 2020’s first quarter by more than 15%. More Vape Markets Means More Vape Revenue Two new rec-legal markets entered the US


nabis vape sales in its inaugural 12 months, a figure that will almost certainly increase this year based on the state’s Q1 2021 sales relative to the same period one year earlier.

landscape in 2020, and one of them essentially transformed into a cannabis vape powerhouse overnight. Illinois was projected to generate substantial revenue as a legal cannabis epicenter in the Midwest, but no one expected it to surpass Colorado as the second-biggest cannabis vape market in the world in just 10 months! Illinois sold more than $300M in cannabis vape products in its first year, accounting for roughly 30% of all cannabis products sold—the highest of any rec-legal market in North America. Even more promising is the state seems to only be getting started, with 2021 cannabis sales expected to shatter the $1.03B mark reached last year. Michigan also debuted its cannabis market in 2020 and even though vape products there got off to a relatively slow start over the first half of the year, they gained considerable steam in the second half. The result was $198.6M in can-

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More States Coming Online in 2021 and Beyond Over the course of 2020, Illinois and Michigan combined pumped nearly half a billion dollars of new revenue into the cannabis vape sector. Canada also debuted its cannabis vape market in 2020 with an estimated $375Min sales. Thanks to these additional revenue streams, the North American recreational cannabis vape market vaulted over the $2 billion annual mark for the first time. Needless to say, over $800M in new revenue for a single year is an outlier; markets as substantial as Canada and Illinois don’t come online every year. But new markets will continue to steadily emerge as legalization sweeps across North America, and each will infuse more capital into the cannabis vape sector in the process. Recreational cannabis sales are already underway and booming in Arizona, months earlier than expected. Experts predict that sales there are likely to surpass $1 billion by year two. That’s an additional $150-$200M in annual cannabis vape revenue when factoring in the category’s average market share in the US. Virginia recently announced it aims to launch its recreational cannabis market by July 1. Montana could open as soon as this fall, and New Jersey and New York are both on pace to launch their markets next year. Also, don’t sleep on Mexico, currently on the cusp of federal legalization and situated to instantly become the world’s largest rec-legal cannabis market when legislation ultimately passes. Experts will surely debate which markets are most likely to emerge over the next decade, and in which order. But the main takeaway here is that the cannabis vape industry is well positioned to maintain its current rate of growth going forward. Contact Greentank today for more industry insights, or to learn about the industry’s top vape hardware solutions.

Of the five states Greentank diligently tracks, only Nevada experienced a drop in sales last year. That’s totally understandable given the sharp decline in tourism the state experienced due to COVID-19 and how heavily Nevada’s cannabis market depends on tourism for revenue. Fortunately, vape sales have rebounded in Nevada in a big way in 2021, with its Q1 vape sales outperforming that of 2020’s first quarter by more than 15%.

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White Labelling: A New Landscape By Rachel Neves


he launch of Cannabis 2.0 products in October 2019 caused a significant disruption in Canada’s legal recreational cannabis market. Consumers were suddenly given access to a breadth of new product categories, such as vapes, edibles and topicals, and as consumer preferences became increasingly discerning, so too did the importance of product differentiation. For many Licensed Producers (LPs) and brands, entering this emerging market with the right products at the right time has presented a variety of challenges, including licensing requirements, access to capital, facility infrastructure and product development expertise. Cue the rise of white labelling. What is White Labelling and Why Is It Becoming So Popular? The term white labelling is used to describe when a company manufactures a product, and then that product is sold and marketed under a different brand name. White labellers can partner with multiple brands to create a variety of products while retaining their anonymity as the producer. Product marketing and promotion for each of the products developed by the white labellers will be the responsibility of the brands. White labelling offers brands who are looking to expand their product offerings the opportunity to innovate without the risk of large operational or financial setbacks. It can also act as a safety net to meet increasing consumer demand if an LP has run out of internal production capacity. An additional benefit is that it often provides brands with access to product development and formulation expertise that might otherwise be a challenge to obtain. Choosing the Right Partner Choosing the right partner is critical to the success of a brand’s white labelling program. Working with a white labeller that you can trust can determine the overall quality of the final product, and even the success or failure of a product in the market. Many LPs and brands are finding success partnering with white labellers that possess

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the ability to develop diversified products, with consistent volumes and stringent quality assurance measures. As the market continues to become increasingly saturated, the right partner will offer a range of customizations, based on a data-driven understanding of market needs. They will also have an in-depth, working understanding of the complex wholesale distribution network across the country. The process for launching a new product into retail isn’t a simple one, and it can vary dramatically from province to province. There are various factors that need to be accounted for at every level, from Health Canada submissions, to excise taxes and retail pricing, and even maintaining crucial relationships with provincial buyers. Quality of Inputs We’re now seeing white labellers, including Motif Labs, sourcing cannabis directly from Canadian growers, and processing cannabis into a variety of unique extracts. Sourcing premium biomass from experienced cultivators is incredibly important when it comes to white labelling. The cultivation practices and qualities of the cannabis biomass, such as total cannabinoid content, terpene profile and moisture content, will affect the extraction process dramatically. The higher the quality of the input material, the more efficient the extraction process will be. Furthermore, the benefits of these improved process efficiencies can be passed along to clients in various ways, such as cost reductions or improved production times. Another consideration when selecting a white labelling partner for Cannabis 2.0 products is the quality of their cannabis extracts, such as distillate, winterized oil and crude oil. Perhaps one of the most important qualities of a cannabis extract is its purity, or potency. Some processors now have the capability to produce distillate with over 95% cannabinoid purity, so it’s important for brands to do their research to find the right partner for their specific needs. As the number of cannabis products on the market continues to rise, and consumer tastes become increasingly discerning, finding new ways to differentiate your products through their

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flavour profiles can be the difference between the success and failure of your brand’s product. Terpene profiles that have been sourced directly from cannabis offer a great alternative to some of the underwhelming flavour profiles common to many Cannabis 2.0 products. Some white labellers are even now offering solventless cannabis terpene extraction technology. The Risk of Vertical Integration In an industry that’s still finding its footing, the benefit of vertical integration is the complete control, convenience, and production oversight that it offers LPs. However, as we’ve seen in the Canadian market, many vertically integrated companies have not been able to adequately meet the needs of our country’s fast-growing industry. LPs have tried to excel in multiple areas of cannabis production but have spread themselves too thin, and the consequences have been significant. There are many moving parts within cannabis production, and coordinating all of these activities is no simple feat. A lag in one area of production could be the reason that a production deadline is missed. A lack of resources and, therefore, attention at each stage of production also has serious implications for the end product. This might mean a compromised, lower-quality product that fails to meet Health Canada guidelines, and a less diverse product range that doesn’t satisfy consumers’ evolving demands. As the cannabis industry in Canada continues to grow and expand into new product categories, the shift to white labelling from the early vertical integration model is on the rise. White labelling has proven to be a valuable alternative, allowing companies to focus their attention on developing brand loyalty through product innovation, without the operational burden. With an increasing number of barriers for LPs and brands looking to introduce new product offerings, white labelling has cemented itself as a solution to quickly innovate and meet consumer demand. Rachel Neves is the Marketing & Communications Coordinator for Motif Labs.

Five Ways to Make Cannabis Labelling Less Manual When Faced with Labour Shortages By Jenna Wagner


abour shortages have been exacerbated by the COVID-19 global pandemic, making it even more difficult for employers to fill open positions. At the same time, the cannabis industry is booming and consumers are expecting quality products, quickly. As a result of these tensions, companies are forced to refocus and maximize their resources in the most critical areas of their business. Today, we will focus on one of the most critical aspects of any business – the barcode label. For companies facing labour shortages and looking for more efficiencies, here are five ways to make cannabis labelling less manual so staff can focus on other value-added activities. 1. Design Labels Using Wizards or Label Samples When you need to design new labels or generate new barcodes, use helpful built-in wizards to make the process quicker and easier. Built-in wizards walk you through each step of adding text, barcodes or images, helping you to get it right the first time. Often your barcode label design software will also have pre-made label samples or templates to help you get started quickly. Cannabis Label Sample Packs can help provide quick access to required elements on cannabis labels, saving your staff time in having to build from scratch. 2. Connect Your Database to Your Label Template Once you’ve created your label, you must create a way to get the proper data onto it. The most basic (and common) method of data input is a ‘When Printed’ field, which is simply a form that is presented at print time. The print user keys in the correct data and prints the label. Unfortunately, relying on ‘When Printed’ fields burdens your print users with extra work and leaves your labels vulnerable to manual errors. Extra work is precisely what you want to avoid when you’re understaffed. Instead, connect your label template to your business database. Whether your database is a spreadsheet, Metrc, BioTrack, Leaf Data Systems or it’s part of your Cannabis Resource

Planning (CRP) business system, your labelling software can create a connection to that database. Creating a database connection is easy, and often there’s a wizard for it. Simply select your database, select your table and choose the fields you want to use on your label. Then, click and drag those fields onto the label as text, barcodes or images. You can then toggle through the records and watch the data change. With database connections, your user can simply select the relevant database record at print time. This saves time for your print user, allowing them to get back to other value-added work. Even better, it reduces the risk for labelling errors that can cause expensive delays or rejected shipments. 3. Create a Custom Label Print Form When manual data entry at print time is truly unavoidable, you can leverage custom label print forms to make data entry easy and accurate. Custom label print forms offer a wide variety of field options: text, incrementing numbers, sliders, date pickers and more. You can also place data validation on the field, such as forcing a phone number to be in a specific format or only allowing a maximum of 10 characters. Customized label print forms turn manual data entry from a difficult, time-consuming task to a quick and low-effort way to get accurate print-time data onto your label. 4. Automatically Gather Data from a Scale or Scanner If your cannabis labels need to contain print-time data such as a weight or value scanned from a barcode, built-in advanced features can help your print users gather that data automatically. This advanced feature, PortWatch, listens to a port for communication from a connected device, such as a scale, scanner, keyboard or PLC (Programmable Logic Controller). When data is received, PortWatch automatically prints the label with the correct data. As soon as one label is printed, PortWatch goes back to listening for the next value. In most cases, your users don’t even have to click the Print button. Automating data entry eliminates the need for print time users to manually key in data, saving time and reducing the risk for mistakes. 5. Automate Printing out of your Business System So far, these tips to make cannabis labelling less manual have reduced the number of manual touch-

points for your employees. But what if you could completely eliminate manual touchpoints from your label printing process? Often, all the data needed for your labels exist within your business system. Leverage a label print automation solution to monitor the business system for a printing trigger. Here are some examples of common printing triggers: »» »» »»

Releasing a work order Receiving a new sales order Clicking “print” in your business system

Any of these actions can generate a flat text file or a new/updated database record behind the scenes and can trigger a label print job based on the database record. When you integrate your business system into your label printing process, you can fully eliminate manual touchpoints for your workers. This allows staff to focus fully on tasks necessary for your operations, other than label printing. Learn more by reading TEKLYNX’ eBook to learn strategies for building the business case for implementing labeling integration with your ERP (or CRP) system at Regardless if you are a cannabis grower, lab testing facility, processing/packaging center, distributer or retailer – or all of the above and vertically integrated - using one or more of these strategies can add automation to your cannabis labeling process, making labelling less manual, while maximizing your staff and resources. When your company is understaffed and facing a labour shortage, a less manual cannabis labelling process can make a big difference. About TEKLYNX International TEKLYNX International helps supply chains work better. Today, more than 750,000 companies in more than 170 countries trust TEKLYNX integrated barcode and RFID label design products and the people behind its solutions to make barcode labeling operations efficient, accurate, secure and industry compliant. With more than 30 years of experience, TEKLYNX is the global leader because of its reliable software and superior customer support. To learn more about how the TEKLYNX community helps companies across industries worldwide, visit teklynx. com or call TEKLYNX in your region. Jenna Wagner is the Global Marketing Director at Teklynx International.

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25209 Hydra Unlimited - TetraBase Hydroponic Media

TetraBase™ from Hydra Unlimited® is the last hydroponic media growers will ever need. Clean and reusable, the new professional-grade product is engineered for exceptional highyield performance in deep water culture systems such as Hydra Unlimited’s pioneering HydraMax™. And now, the innovative media is offered in a smaller, more affordable one-litre bag. Unlike traditional clay media, advanced TetraBase won’t introduce dust and debris into a system that can clog fittings and jam pumps. Non-porous and pHneutral, it doesn’t attract and harbor pests or promote bacterial growth. Non-abrasive, it can be handled without gloves and is far easier to move than water-soaked clay media. The clay used in traditional hydroponic culture is typically mined. Eco-friendly TetraBase is made from 100% recycled materials. Ideal for a trial run of a single 5-1/2″ to 6″ net pot, a one-liter bag of Hydra Unlimited TetraBase costs $15.99 US; a six-litre bag covers six net pots and is $89.


JuanaRoll from Canapa

Canapa announced its innovative 8-channel JuanaRoll pre-roll machine produces up to 4,000 joints per hour, an industry-high in the field. Available in 4, 6 and 8-channel configurations, the JuanaRoll has been installed in many facilities where licensed producers (LPs) have invested in automation to significantly reduce manual labour. Featuring an easyto-load cone magazine, integrated PreCheQTM check weigher and stations for compacting, tamping and twisting, this high performance machine also includes no cone-no fill detection, cone open camera vision system and free online support as standard features. This automated pre-roll solution is perfect for LPs who are expending valuable time and resources using a manual process. As non-automated processes can require up 18 workers to load, weigh, compact, twist and trim pre-rolls in order to produce 50,000 pre-rolls per week, with annual labour costs approaching $1M.

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3 Widespread Water Detection

The Sensaphone Zone Water Detection Sensor detects the widespread presence of water in areas like floors or drop ceilings. Users receive an alert when the sensor comes into contact with water. The sensor includes ten feet of water rope to cover a large area. Operators can connect up to 10 water ropes to a single sensor for up to 100 feet of coverage. This sensor operates on two AA batteries. When the batteries become depleted, the sensor will automatically send out an alert, so users can replace the batteries when no water is present.

4 3MTM Environmental Scrub Sampler

3M Food Safety introduces the 3MTM Environmental Scrub Sampler with 10mL Wide Spectrum Neutralizer, an innovative solution for environmental microbial sampling applications. Designed for use with downstream detection methods such as 3MTM PetrifilmTM Plates and the 3MTM Molecular Detection System, this new technology provides the food manufacturing industry a broad solution for proactive, integrated environmental monitoring and food microbiological testing. The product is designed with acrylic scrub dot technology to quickly and effectively disrupt biofilm and enhance sample collection, comes with or without a stick to easily access hard-to-reach spaces and is hydrated with proprietary 3MTM Wide Spectrum Neutralizer for effective neutralization of sanitizers commonly used in the food industry.


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Don’t Call It A Comeback For decades the tumbler trimmer has widely been regarded as the standard in automated trimming. Now, one of the main pioneers of this technology, CenturionPro, is poised to regain its top position in the trimming category this year. Their rallying cry of witness the rise, represents an acronym that describes their machines – Reliable, Industrial, Simple and Efficient. Operating out of their new expanded facility, they have ramped up their product offering four-fold and are setting themselves up to corner and dominate certain segments of trimming. With 2021 being a breakout year for CenturionPro, this article provides a breakdown of everything going on at CenturionPro.

Rail Systems, Speed Control and Converyors To enhance the already industry leading performance of their hybrid wet & dry trimmers, CenturionPro has developed rail systems, speed control and conveyors. With the addition of these innovations to the CenturionPro line-up, growers can now enhance the performance, consistency, and versatility of their trimming systems. Strain versatility is vital to a successful harvesting process and Speed Control empowers growers to better trim a wider variety of strains, regardless of flower size, shape, or density. Increase velocity for a higher feed rate with wet or heavy resin coated flower or slow it down to be extra gentle on delicate dried flower. Speed Control will come standard on the new CenturionPro Dry Batch Trimmers with the exception of the DBT Model 1, which is designed to be a cost-effective solution for home growers. Additionally, Variable Speed Control will now be available as an upgrade option on all CenturionPro hybrid wet & dry trimmers.

Rail Systems enable growers to connect CenturionPro trimmers end-to-end, for a souped-up cannabis and hemp harvesting solution. Connecting machines delivers exponentially greater power and precision, with growers empowered to better match throughput to grow size and increase capacity as they expand. With the continued trend towards larger harvests, CenturionPro is allowing customers to expand without having to replace existing machines. Additionally, customers will now have the option to purchase single, double, or triple machine hybrid wet & dry trimming systems. Enhance your elite harvesting solution with both infeed and quality control (outfeed) conveyors. Infeed conveyors ensure steady product delivery, for consistent movement through the system resulting in consistently superior results. Quality control conveyors afford growers greater opportunity to inspect results, to ensure every single flower, regardless of shape, size or density, is trimmed perfectly.


Dry Batch Trimmers

The debate has raged for years on whether to trim your harvest wet or dry, but the emerging trend of dry batch trimming is undeniable. To cater to this shift in the industry, CenturionPro has released 5 models of Dry Batch Trimmer to cater to any harvest size, DBT Model 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5. The trim capacity of the DBT Trimmers ranges from 8 to 208 lbs per hour dry weight. Whisper quiet and featuring soft tumble technology along with innovations such as their speed control and optional kief filter screen, give this new entrant to the dry trimming category the edge on the competition. Backed by an industry leading 3-year warranty, CenturionPro is making a bid to become the global standard in dry batch trimming.

SS Trimmers Expanding on their existing 6 machine line of hybrid wet & dry trimmers, CenturionPro has introduced an SS version of their TableTop, Mini, Original, Gladiator and 3.0 trimmers. Constructed in 304 stainless steel and nickel-plated aluminum the SS Trimmers are built to meet industry compliance and look incredible. Featuring a food-grade hopper, speed control, nitrided cutting blades, double sealed bearing chamber, and maintenance free food-grade stainless steel bearings. Now in their second year in the field, the CenturionPro XL Trimmers have made a name for themselves as the world’s highest capacity hybrid wet & dry trimmers on the planet. Fall 2021, will see a new machine added to their line of industrial scale trimming solutions. The XL 5.0 SS is set to debut in September and is sure to impress with the same industry compliant features as the SS Trimmers and some additional enhancements you will have to see to believe.

A Bucker for Every Size Harvest A core value at CenturionPro is to enhance their product offering to provide a solution for every size of harvest. In 2021, CenturionPro has added 3 new bucker models to their already expansive line of destemming solutions. Late in the Spring, we saw the introduction of the Mini Buckers. Inspired by the best selling GC1 and HP1 Bucking Machines, the GCM and HPM benefait from the same brand-name parts and exceptional construction as the highly sought-after de-stemmers, but scaled down for enhanced portability and affordability.

Also, new this year, is the TableTop Bucker, which falls under the HP line of CenturionPro bucking solutions. Designed with portability in mind, this machine weighs in at under 50 lbs and features sturdy stainless-steel carrying handles, so it is easy to move around. The industry’s first elite de-stemming solution designed specifically for home-growers, the HPTT pairs beautifully with any home-grower trimming system such as the CenturionPro TableTop or Twister T6.


Canvas Cannabis: A Cut Above the Rest BY DAVID HALPERT

In this our September issue Retailer Profile, we speak with Helene Vassos, owner and founder of CANVAS Cannabis, with retail locations in the Danforth, Mount Dennis, Liberty Village and Harbord Village areas of Toronto. After a rewarding 30-year career in the non-profit healthcare sector, Vassos is on a mission to help shape Ontario’s corporate-dominated cannabis industry as the first independent retail cannabis store with a solo female owner. What inspired you to enter this industry? I was considering retirement when the idea to enter the lottery for an opportunity to open a retail cannabis store sprouted. I had gone into cannabis stores in the past and felt that they weren’t very warm or inviting. As a woman I felt I could capture a casual elegance in a very zen retail space that other stores were lacking. So when the opportunity to enter the lottery opened up, I realized I couldn’t pass up the chance. There was this amazing new industry unfolding in front of me and I very much wanted to be part of it. I decided that this was a chance for me to help lead the way as both a woman and a business owner. Can you speak to your experience prior to entering the cannabis industry? Upon graduating from the University of Toronto in 1985, I began my career in the not-for-profit sector holding positions including as National Director of Programs and Services, Director of Development, Chief Operating Officer, Executive Director and CEO with organizations such as the Lung Association, Children’s Aid Society, ALS Canada and Prostate Cancer Canada I retired from the sector in 2015 and have since dedicated my time to my family and caring for my aging parents, volunteering with local


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community organizations and causes, travelling somewhere distant and warm and investing in real estate. Tell me about the company culture, what it is like to work with your team and the kind of team you have corralled? We cater to a varied clientele with wide-ranging life experiences and perspectives, so it was always important for us that the demographics of our team follow suit. As it stands, there are approximately 36 employees positioned across our four CANVAS locations, varying in age from their early 20s to their late 50s. Truth be told, it still amazes me just how quickly we shifted from a company to a family. In some cases, I mean that literally. We have staff members who are siblings and some who are cousins. There are staff members who are long-time friends and others who went to high school with my sons. On any given day, you might come across my husband in the front of the store, chatting with our neighbours. We don’t exaggerate when we say that we’re a family business. And I wouldn’t have it any other way. In a lot of ways, this has allowed me to take on the role of a mentor, which is something that I relish. I’m a mother of two, so it’s very important to me that we take care of our young employees and create an environment where they feel their voice matters. So often, young em-

ployees go unheard or underappreciated. But the truth of the matter is that this industry is being built up for them. The cannabis retail market is still in its infancy. One day, it will be inherited by my young employees so it’s important to me that I give them the tools they need in order to be industry leaders. And I can’t wait to watch them grow with it. What’s it like being the first female independent owner in an industry dominated by large corporations? I feel privileged to help lead the way in this ever-evolving industry, as both a woman and as a small-business owner. Like in all industries, women certainly bring a different kind of perspective or creativity into their work and I would like to think that this has been reflected in the look and feel of our store. But really, I think it’s the perspective that I offer as a small business owner that’s most important to the success of Canvas. There is a prevailing concern in the industry that cannabis store ownership in Ontario is being overtaken by a few big corporate players whose focus is on the bottom line. I am not part of a big business conglomerate where decisions are made by people who sit behind their desk. At Canvas, I have my boots on the ground and the decisions are made by me at the store level. I don’t have to go to a board of directors to get approval before I make a decision and this allows me to bring fresh ideas and a new image to the retail cannabis world that is grounded in a spirit of inclusivity and collaboration. You realize quickly that the only


I was considering retirement when the idea to enter the lottery for an opportunity to open a retail cannabis store sprouted. I had gone into cannabis stores in the past and felt that they weren’t very warm or inviting. As a woman I felt I could capture a casual elegance in a very zen retail space that other stores were lacking. So when the opportunity to enter the lottery opened up, I realized I couldn’t pass up the chance.

bottom line that matters at all is the responsibility you owe to your staff and your customers and your neighbours. Why did you choose the Danforth area for your first store? I grew up in the Danforth area, so I have a deep connection to the neighbourhood. Because of that, I took great care and attention to build a store that fits with the existing culture. Respecting each community we represent is very important to our vision and our philosophy. Danforth is a cozy urban neighbourhood shop

that is calm, sophisticated, and relatable. In a lot of ways, the store is a love letter to the neighbourhood that I called home for decades.And our other locations in Liberty Village and Harbord Village are cut from the same cloth. The Mount Dennis location for example has been built in the center of a beautiful, bourgeoning neighbourhood with a growing community and a strong cultural heritage. It’s a community that we’re proud to have planted our roots in. How would you define success, in terms of what you are doing with your stores? A question that we ask ourselves very often in this burgeoning industry. The cannabis retail market is ever changing and growing, so our definition of what “success” means is always shifting with it. For me, success will have meant that we are fully embraced by our neighbours as members of these communities, that we have been able to live up to our mandate of providing unparalleled customer care and service, high-quality cannabis products at an affordable price, and that we have done what we can in order to help pave the way for the continued growth of Canada’s legal cannabis industry. I think that the corporate ethos we’re creating at CANVAS is something special, and I hope we get the chance to share our vision with as many people as we can. To learn more about CANVAS and its curated line of cannabis products and accessories, now available for online or in store purchase visit

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Provincial Updates/


In late June, the Ontario Cannabis Store (OCS) published A Year in Review (April 1, 2020 – March 31, 2021) as a resource for the entire legal cannabis industry in Ontario. As a result of continued growth in retail store openings, Ontario’s legal share of the recreational market nearly doubled from 20% during the 2019 – 2020 fiscal year to 37.6% in this past fiscal year. This last quarter, Ontario’s legal share of the recreational market increased by 1% point compared with Q3, reaching 44%. Total sales were $840,100,000 (Retail Stores - $707,600,000, $132,400,000). 59% of sales represents dried flower, 16% - vapes, 12% pre-rolls, 4% edibles, 4% oils, 2% beverages. More detailed information can be found at


In mid-July, Manitoba Justice advised the attorney general has brought a lawsuit seeking an interim and permanent injunction against Indigenous Bloom Long Plain GP Ltd. and its owners, Long Plain First Nation, and Indigenous Bloom CGT Corp., to stop the unlicensed sale of unregulated cannabis products and apply one set of rules to everyone. The attorney general takes this step in the public interest, given his unique role and function. To protect public health and safety, to protect the integrity of the established legal framework for cannabis sales in Manitoba. Statistics Canada’s latest sales data shows that legal sales of cannabis in Manitoba reached $11.9 million in April, up 3% from March. Manitoba posted substantial sales increases, with Manitoba’s online and in-store marijuana sales rising to $11.5 million, a 2.7% increase from a month earlier.


Statistics Canada’s latest sales data shows that Alberta sales flatlined at a west-leading $58 million in cannabis sales, unchanged from March, Statistics Canada reports. Subsequent to the quarter end, closed the acquisition of Inner Spirit Holdings Ltd. and its Spiritleaf retail cannabis store network, establishing Sundial as one of Canada’s largest vertically integrated cannabis companies, whereby Sundial has acquired all of the issued and outstanding common shares of Inner Spirit Holdings Ltd. for consideration per Inner Spirit Share consisting of (i) $0.30 in cash and (ii) 0.0835 of a common share of Sundial.


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In fiscal 2020-2021, the SQDC’s overall sales totalled $537.2 million or 91,529 kg of cannabis, compared with $311.6 million or 46,863 kg in the preceding fiscal year. Store network sales rose to $486.7 million or 82,873 kg of cannabis, while the SQDC’s transactional website generated sales of $50.5 million or 8,692 kg of cannabis. By the end of its 2020-2021 fiscal year, the Société québécoise du cannabis (SQDC) had not only converted nearly 53% of the illegal cannabis market but done so only two and a half years after opening for business, beating the target set in its Strategic Plan 2020-2023. The company is thus fulfilling its mission of drawing users away from the underground cannabis market. The 53% figure is based on the annual demand for cannabis in Quebec, recently estimated at 173 metric tons by the Quebec Finance Department.


High Tide Inc. announced it has recently completed the acquisition of cannabis firm 102105699 Saskatchewan Ltd. The transaction is reported to be for consideration of $2.7 million, a slight dip from its previously announced $2.9 million deal. Statistics Canada’s latest sales data shows that legal sales of cannabis in Saskatchewan reached $13.4 million in April, up 5.4% from March and the second-highest month-over-month sales increase among western provinces.

British Columbia

New rules in British Columbia now allow privately owned cannabis retailers to offer home delivery as of mid-July. Industry sources say the move could help level the playing field between legal retailers and B.C.’s entrenched illicit market, which previously enjoyed limited competition for home delivery. Previously, only the government-run BC Cannabis Stores was allowed to offer home delivery. Statistics Canada’s latest sales data shows that national marijuana product sales hit British Columbia led all western provinces with a 13% increase, month over month, to $47 million in April.

Prince Edward Island

A P.E.I. group has an agreement in place to purchase Charlottetown cannabis producers Canada’s Island Garden and FIGR East. In late June, the court approved the sale purchase agreement between the FIGR Group and Smith (and the P.E.I. group of local investors) to acquire the FIGR brand, Canada’s Island Garden Inc. and FIGR East. FIGR Norfolk in Ontario, is being acquired in a separate purchase agreement by another company and will not retain the FIGR name.

Nova Scotia

The NSLC released its year-end financial results (April 1, 2020 – March 31, 2021), reporting a 11.0% increase in earnings for a total of $274.5 million. Total sales for the year were $793.1 million with cannabis sales of $86.0 million, an increase of 21.1%. Retail customer transactions for cannabis were down 3.1% and the average dollar value of each transaction grew by 25.0% to $43.41 as customers purchased more larger package sizes that carry a lower price per gram.

For the month of April Statistics Canada did not provide sales data for the smallest provincial market, Prince Edward Island.

Newfoundland & Labrador

In late July, Newfoundland and Labrador Liquor Corporation (NLC) released the names and locations of qualified applicants from the recent Licensed Cannabis Retailer (LCR) Request for Proposals (RFP). They are as follows: R&R Distributors Ltd., Atlantic Cultivation, CEPG Consulting, Atlantic Cultivation and Oceanic Releaf. Statistics Canada’s latest sales data shows that legal sales of cannabis in Saskatchewan reached $4.7 million in April, up 3% from March.

New Brunswick

Cannabis NB is launching its first ever “Cannabis NB Cup” competition. This unique competition will pit premium dry flower products from eight Atlantic Canadian licensed producers against each other – with the winners decided by 600 judges. The judging will be done online via a detailed survey and participants will have the opportunity to score the products amongst five award categories: Best in Grow, Runner-up, Honourable Mention, Best Looking, and Best Experience. Entrants in the competition were carefully selected and had to meet specific THC and terpene requirements in order to be included. Statistics Canada’s latest sales data shows that legal sales of cannabis in New Brunswick reached $4.6 million in April, down 1.8% from March.

Yukon / Northwest Territories / Nunavut Statistics Canada’s latest sales data shows that Northwest Territories sales remained steady at $623,000 in cannabis sales, unchanged from March, Statistics Canada reports. Statistics Canada did not provide sales data for the territories of Yukon and Nunavut.

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TruTrace Technologies, Inc. announced Robert Lelovic, CPA, CA as Chief Financial Officer (CFO). Mr. Lelovic has had a distinguished career as a seasoned chartered professional accountant with experience in the retail, technology, and energy sectors. He has extensive experience in management, risk mitigation and controls, integration, due diligence, and financial reporting. As CFO, he will assist TruTrace in the broader commercialization of its technology and will fill a vital role for the company’s strategy moving forward, including use of state-of-the-art technology, and development and implementation of financial models, financial controls and procedures for financial management.

Shelter Cannabis, a leader in the Canadian cannabis industry, has appointed Michael Nederhoff as Chief Executive Officer. With significant, diverse experience in consumerpackaged goods, highly regulated industries, retail, and manufacturing, Michael is well-positioned to execute the next phase of Shelter’s business transformation and excellence. Mark Hauk, Founder, and former CEO has stepped down and will remain as a strategic advisor to the company. Most recently Michael was the president of JUUL Labs Canada, overseeing all functions of the business.

Aegis Brands announced that Melinda Lee, CPA, CA will be appointed as the new Chief Financial Officer (CFO). Ms. Lee has been a member of the Aegis Board of Directors for three years and has been actively assisting management with Aegis’ strategic initiatives for two of those years. Ms. Lee has more than 20 years of senior level experience in financial management of public companies in various industries, including hospitality. A large part of Ms. Lee’s experience has been in mergers and acquisitions and corporate financings, playing an active role in preparing prospectus materials, take-over bid circulars and presentations to raise more than $350 million in financings through bank debt, equity raises and convertible debentures.

The Green Organic Dutchman Holdings Ltd. has announce that Gayle Duncan has joined the Company’s Senior Leadership Team as Chief Growth Officer (CGO), a newly created position aimed at enhancing existing sales and marketing capabilities and increasing brand awareness across North America. Ms. Duncan most recently provided consultative marketing services through her private practice to companies like Hydro One Telecom and Tim Horton’s, where she oversaw the Tim Card portfolio across North America and led the launch of the CIBC Tim Horton’s Double Double Visa Card.

TILT Holdings Inc. has appointed of Dana Arvidson as Chief Operating Officer (COO). In this newly created role, Mr. Arvidson will work closely with TILT’s senior management team to drive operational and financial growth across the Company’s core businesses. Mr. Arvidson joins TILT with more than 20 years of experience in a broad set of roles focused on achieving growth objectives and enhancing operating results. Most recently, Mr. Arvidson served as Vice President of Corporate Development for PhyNet Dermatology LLC, a physician practice management company.

Profile® Products has announced the hiring of Shane Porzio as president of Profile Products. In this newly created role, Porzio will be responsible for managing all of Profile’s businesses — including horticulture, environmental solutions and clay technologies — in the areas of sales, marketing, research and development, operations and logistics. Porzio brings extensive executive experience to Profile with his most recent position as senior vice president and global head of the food and performance materials divisions for Vantage Specialty Chemicals.

HUB International (HUB) continues to strengthen its cannabis capabilities with the appointment of Evan Stait as Canada Cannabis Specialty Leader. Evan will work alongside Jay Virdi, HUB Chief Sales Officer of Cannabis Specialty for North America, in supporting the practice strategy nationally. Stait began his insurance career in 2012 and joined HUB in 2014. He specializes in emerging and complex risk sectors, such as cannabis manufacturing, and cross-border solutions. Recently, he led the team to devise some of the first outdoor crop insurance solutions for cannabis and hemp.


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CATEGORY INDEX CANNABIS ACCESSORIES AEssenseGrows Big Bark Rolling Papers* Greentank Technologies GRS Supplies Jupiter Research Pacific Injection Molding PurePressure Roboroots* RYOT* Schaefer Technologies, Inc. Trimpro West Coast Gifts


LAB EQUIPMENT 3M Canada Adam Equipment Argus Controls Systems Ltd.* Evolved Extraction Solutions Ltd. Exum Instruments* Fabco Plastics Limited Greentank Technologies Grow Spec HEMCO Corporation Metl-Span Orange Photonics* PolyScience* Pope Scientific, Inc. PurePressure ROSS Mixers Schaefer Technologies, Inc. Shimadzu Scientific Instruments

DISINFECTANTS SHYIELD By Virox Technologies Inc.

EXTRACTION EQUIPMENT Element Grow* Evolved Extraction Solutions Ltd. ExtractionTek Stainless GreenBroz, Inc. Greentank Technologies HEMCO Corporation Pope Scientific, Inc. Puren Solutions PurePressure

FILTRATION EQUIPMENT 3M Canada Element Grow* Evolved Extraction Solutions Ltd.

Fabco Plastics Limited HEMCO Corporation Pope Scientific, Inc. Puren Solutions PurePressure

GROW ROOM EQUIPMENT Pipp Horticulture*

HVAC EQUIPMENT Element Grow* Fabco Plastics Limited HEMCO Corporation Kooljet Refrigeration Inc. Puren Solutions


LIGHTING AEssenseGrows Futur Vert Fluence by OSRAM Grow Spec P.L. Light Systems Puren Solutions


Canada’s Best Store Fixtures Inc. Roboroots* SEVENPOINT Interiors VDMS Canada Inc.

NUTRIENTS Diablo Nutrients Iron Earth Canada*

OTHER 3M Canada AEssenseGrows Anatis Bioprotection Buddi Dope Automation Ltd. Dope Cones Ltd. Emerald Metrics* Fabco Plastics Limited GRS Supplies Hoogendoorn America* Pacific Injection Molding Per Os Biosciences* Post POS

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MD Packaging Inc. ROSS Mixers Schaefer Technologies, Inc. SHYIELD By Virox Technologies Inc. STASHLOGIX Inc.* TechPOS International Corp.* Triminator

PACKAGING/LABELING 6Pak Co-Packing Solutions Abbey Equipment Solutions Arrow Systems Inc.* ATG Pharma Inc. Bud Bar Displays Canapa / Paxiom Cannasupplies Dope Automation Ltd. Green Little Boxes* Green420Pack* Greentank Technologies GRS Supplies Jupiter Research MD Packaging Inc. Pacific Injection Molding Roboroots* Schaefer Technologies, Inc. TEKLYNX International West Coast Gifts VC999 Packaging Systems*


Anatis Bioprotection

SAFETY/WORKWEAR 3M Canada SHYIELD By Virox Technologies Inc.

POS SYSTEMS Buddi IndicaOnline* Greenline POS Post POS TechPOS International Corp.* VDMS Canada Inc.

SECURITY/SURVEILLANCE AutoGate* Edwards Door Systems Limited Emerald Metrics* Safety Vision* Sensaphone Remote Monitoring Solutions Southwest Microwave VDMS Canada Inc.


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Bud Bar Displays

Fabco Plastics Limited

Green Little Boxes* Greentank Technologies GRS Supplies Landmark Plastic Metl-Span Molded Fiber Glass (MFG) Tray Company

Pacific Injection Molding

Root Pouch ROSS Mixers Smart Pot VC999 Packaging Systems* West Coast Gifts

SOFTWARE 365 Cannabis* AEssenseGrows Argus Controls Systems Ltd.* Blue Link Associates Buddi Emerald Metrics* ET Grow Inc. Greenline POS GrowerIQ GrowFit Analytics* Grow Spec Headset Inc.* IndicaOnline* Post POS SkyFoundry, LLC TechPOS International Corp.* VDMS Canada Inc.

TRIMMERS CenturionPro Solutions Dope Automation Ltd.

Eteros Technologies GreenBroz, Inc. Mobius Trimmer Triminator

VAPORIZERS Arizer Greentank Technologies Jupiter Research *Listings with an asterisk were submitted during the 2020 calendar year.


3M Canada Karyn Craven, Marketing Activation Food Safety Division Email: Phone: 1-800-364-3577 Website: 300 Tartan Drive London ON N5V 4M9 Industry: Lab/Scientific Equipment, Filtration Equipment, Saftey/Workwear, Other “From pure ingredients to polished packaging, and all factors in between, 3M is here to support your needs with solutions that provide safety, quality, and are compliant across a variety of regulated industries. 3M product solutions include: FOOD SAFETY, FILTRATION, PERSONAL PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT, ELECTRICAL, CLEANING, LABELS & PACKAGING, DUCT & PIPE SYSTEM PROTECTION, and more.” 365 Cannabis* Paul Duffy, Sales Director Email: Phone: 647-295-5407 Website: 5700 Timberlea Blvd. No. 5 Mississauga ON Postal/Zip: L4W 5B9 Industry: Software 6Pak Co-Packing Solutions Chris Shar, CEO/Co-Founder Email: Phone: 416-624-5876 Website: 2730 Brighton Road, Unit C1 Oakville ON L6H 5T4 Industry: Packaging/Labelling Abbey Equipment Solutions Rob McNaught, President Email: Phone: 905-681-3010 Website: 5030 S Service Rd, B urlington, ON L7L 5Y7 Industry: Weighing, Packaging, Inspection, Processing, full turnkey solutions

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Adam Equipment Steve Jackson, Sales Representative Email: Phone: 203-790-4774 Website: 1 Fox Hollow Road Oxford CT 06478 Industry: Lab/Scientific Equipment AEssenseGrows Phil Gibson, Vice President, Marketing Email: Phone: 669-261-3086 Website: Street Address: 1281 Reamwood Ave. City: Sunnyvale Province: California Postal/Zip: 94089 Country: US Industry: Cannabis Accessories, Lighting, Software, Other

Anatis Bioprotection Claude Robert, Cannabis IPM specialist Email: Phone: 438 884-7920 Website: 278 rang saint-andré Saint-Jacques-Le-Mineur QC J0J 1Z0 Industry: Anatis Bioprotection, Other “Anatis Bioprotection is a Canadian based company that produces, sells and distributes befecial insects, mites, nematodes and biopesticides. Ecological and effective solutions to control pests of greenhouse and agricultural crops. Our products are made in Canada and are not refrigerated, so fresher and more effective. Contact us for a free IMP for your indoor, greenhouse or outdoor plantation.” Argus Controls Systems Ltd.* Eric Schmidt, Inside Sales Manager Email: Phone: 604-538-3531

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Buddi Ryan Lalonde, CEO Email: Phone: 604-368-7949 Website: 2107 - 1001 Homer Street Vancouver BC V6B 1M9 Industry: Software, POS “Buddi is Canada’s #1 Cannabis Click & Collect, Delivery, and Digital Menu Provider.”

ATG Pharma Inc. Mike Pye, General Sales Manager Email: Phone: 905-320-2095 Website: 2730 Brighton Road Oakville ON L6H 5T4 Postal/Zip: L6H5T4 Industry: Packaging/Labelling

Canada’s Best Store Fixtures Inc. Michael Benarroch, Director, Sales & Customer Service Email: mbenarroch@canadasbeststorefixtures. com Phone: 905-264-0917 Fax: 905-264-7594 Website: 170 Sharer Road Woodbridge ON L4L 8P4 Industry: Merchandising/Display

AutoGate* Brian Fritz, VP Business Development Email: Phone: (419) 588-1051 Website: 7306 Driver Road Berlin Heights OH 44001 Industry: Security/Surveillance

Canapa / Paxiom Mark McGlogan, Territory Manager Email: Phone: (289) 987-3502 Website: 5605 Cypihot Street Montreal QC H4S-1R3 Industry: Packaging/Labelling

Big Bark Rolling Papers* Nick Sutton, President Email: Phone: 416-729-1791 Website: 27-1300 King Street East Oshawa ON L1H 8J4 Industry: Cannabis Accessories Blue Link Associates Company Division: Seed-to-Sale Cannabis ERP Distributor/Supplier (if applicable): Samantha Hornby, Director of Marketing Email: Phone: 905-660-0599 x228 Website: 331 Cityview Boulevard Vaughan ON L4H 3M3 Industry: Software Bud Bar Displays Will Smith, Owner - Lead Designer Email: Phone: 916-858-2000


Cannasupplies, A Division of Consolidated Bottle Email: Phone: 416-656-7777 Website: 77 Union Street Toronto ON M6N 3N2 Industry: Packaging/Labelling “Cannasupplies is your trusted resource for cannabis packaging and supplies, providing best in class packaging solutions for the legal cannabis industry. As a market-leading distributor, Cannasupplies supports the cannabis industry through extensive product offerings and value-added services including compliant packaging solutions, ancillary supplies and processing products. Our catalogue offers solutions for dried flower, cannabis extracts, concentrates, cannabis edibles, beverages and topicals. Positioned as

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CenturionPro Solutions Karl Lundgren, VP of Marketing Email: Phone: 1-855-535-0558 Website: 11476 Kingston Street Maple Ridge BC V2X 0Y5 Industry: Trimmers “At CenturionPro our objective is to provide the medical cannabis industry with the most design friendly and quality built harvesting solutions on the market. The size and portability of CenturionPro’s products, along with the cost efficiency and security they provide, make our machines consistently the most sought-after trimming technology on the planet. Each machine is manufactured using brand name components and offer industry leading speed and precision while preserving the quality of your precious bud. In the end, we aim to support our customers with the finest machines, the most competitive pricing, and the best warranties in the industry.” Diablo Nutrients Distributor/Supplier (if applicable): Stellar Wholesale and Eddi’s Wholesale. Also HortUS in the US Tim Walker, Director of Sales Email: Phone: 778-940-0600 Website: 1945 Kirschner Road Kelowna BC V1Y 4N7 Industry: Nutrients Dope Automation Ltd. Derek Chandler, CEO Email: Phone: 647-465-0193 Website: 721 Rye Street, Unit 2 Peterborough ON K9J 6X1 Industry: Packaging/Labelling, Trimmers, Other Dope Cones Ltd. Jessica Jaeger, CEO Email: Phone: 416-709-4904 Website: 910 High Street, Unit 2 Peterborough ON K9J 5R2 Industry: Other Edwards Door Systems Limited Stephanie Amadio, Door / Lock Security

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Specialist Email: Phone: 866-659-0452 Website: Street Address: 147 Stronach Crescen London ON N5V 3G5 Country: CA Industry: Security/Surveillance Element Grow* Jason DuBose, CEO Email: Phone: 1-888-353-6681 Website: 257 SW Madison Avenue, Suite 210 Corvallis OR 97333 Industry: HVAC Equipment, Extraction Equipment, Filtration Equipment Emerald Metrics* Brendan Joyce, Founder Email: Phone: 503-780-4259 Website: 304 S. Jones Blvd, Suite 6300 Las Vegas NV 89107 Industry: Security/Surveillance, Software, Other ET Grow Inc. Terry Vermeer, COO Email: Phone: 289-273-7631 Website: Street Address: P.O. Box 765 Beamsville ON L0R 1B0 Industry: Software Eteros Technologies Company Division: Mobius, Triminator Dana Mosman, Dir. of Sales & Marketing Email: Phone: 720-302-3527 Website: 17665 66A Avenue, Unit 202 Surrey BC V3S 2A7 Industry: Trimmers Evolved Extraction Solutions Ltd. Matthew Erickson, Chief Revenue Officer Email: Phone: 604-614-8555 Website: 412-19055 Airport Way Pitt Meadows BC V3Y 0G4 Industry: Extraction Equipment, Lab/Scientific Equipment, Filtration Equipment ExtractionTek Stainless Company Division: ExtractionTek Stainless Bre Whitehair, Alliance Manager Email: Phone: 720-902-5650 Website: 4975 Miller St. Wheat Ridge, Co 80033 Wheat Ridge CO 80033 Industry: Extraction Equipment Exum Instruments* Jeffrey Williams, CEO & Founder


Email: Phone: 303-993-8340 Website: 973 W Ellsworth Avenue Denver CO 80223 Industry: Lab/Scientific Equipment Fabco Plastics Limited Company Division: Fabco Plastics Wholesale (Ontario) Limited Sean Yong, National Sales & Business Development Manager Email: Phone: 905-303-2270 Website: 2175-A Teston Road Maple ON L6A 1T3 Industry: HVAC Equipment, Lab/Scientific Equipment, Storage/Containers, Filtration Equipment, Other Fluence by OSRAM Ron DeKok, Vice President Of Sales, Americas Email: Phone: 512-212-4544 Website: 4129 Commercial Center Drive Suite 450 Austin TX 78744 Industry: Lighting Futur Vert Martin Quintal, President Email: Phone: 514-627-4489 Website: 456 Boulevard des Laurentides Piedmont QC J0R 1K0 Industry: Lighting

GRS Supplies Primary Contact: Sales & Marketing Email: Phone: 289-356-3552 Website: Industry: Packaging/Labelling, Storage/ Containers, Cannabis Accessories, Other “GRS Supplies offers patented products that aid in preserving medicinal qualities of cannabis during various processing phases. The GRS PERFORATED PLASTIC DRYING TRAY caters to the cannabis industry’s cultivation drying and curing process. GRS will enhance QA, eliminate contaminants, and help your team meet production goals. We provide alternate, low cost, safe cultivation, storing and packaging solutions that can be used with your current equipment. Contact us for a quote today.” Green Little Boxes* Stephanie Carr, Founder Email:

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Phone: 401-648-0088 Website: Industry: Packaging/Labelling, Storage/ Containers Green420Pack* Robin Green, VP Sales Email: Phone: 800-960-7012 Website: 4901 Morena Boulevard, Suite 314 San Diego CA 92117 Industry: Packaging/Labelling

GreenBroz, Inc. Lisa Keyser, GreenBroz Northeast US, Ontario & Eastern Canada Sales Manager Email: Phone: 619.866.5694 Website: 6255 N. Hollywood Blvd, Suite 115 North Las Vegas NV 89115 Industry: Extraction Equipment, Trimmers “GreenBroz is committed to providing innovative post-harvest systems to the legal cannabis and hemp industries. Through a commitment to detail, hard work, outstanding customer service, and fine American craftsmanship, GreenBroz is proudly helping cultivators of all shapes and sizes realize their version of the American Dream.”

Greenline POS Lisa Martyn, Marketing Email: Phone: 604-736-4591 Website: #350 - 425 Carrall Street Vancouver BC V6B 6E3 Industry: Software, POS “The Greenline POS software solution is a scalable point-of-sale and inventory management retail infrastructure designed for Canadian compliance to help cannabis retailers grow. Greenline provides everything from in-store point-of-sale to online e-commerce and features a strong marketplace of app integrations.”



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Greentank Technologies Derek Champoux, VP, Brand Email: Phone: 905-699-4444 Website: 102-135 Liberty Street Toronto ON M6K1A7 Industry: Packaging/Labelling, Extraction Equipment, Lab/Scientific Equipment, Storage/ Containers, Cannabis Accessories, Vaporizers “Greentank engineers, designs, and manufactures the cannabis industry’s most advanced vaporization devices including 510-cartridges, disposables, and batteries. Our team of experts helps walk you through the entire process, whether you are starting a brand new vape brand, or looking to upgrade your current product offering. Get peace of mind with safety, quality, and reliability. Our ability to custom craft vape hardware to perfectly match your unique extracts means that your customers are getting the best flavor profiles and vapor quality in the market. It’s Greentank MADE or it’s anyone’s guess.” GrowerIQ Company Division: GrowerIQ Rob Perry, Director of Sales Email: Phone: 855-892-7500 Website: 40 Executive Court Toronto ON M1S 4N4 Industry: Software Grow Spec Heidi Yang, Marketing Manager Email: Phone: 342-451-9280 Website: Street Address: Yuxin Industry zone, Nanhai, City: Foshan Province: Guangdong Postal/Zip: 523255 Industry: Lab/Scientific Equipment, Lighting, Software GrowFit Analytics* Leighton Wolffe, President Email: Phone: 781-547-1193 Website: 1997 S 1100 East Salt Lake City UT 84106 Industry: Software Headset Inc.* Phil McDonald, Director of Strategy, Canada Email: Phone: 888-784-3237 Website: 180 John Street Toronto ON M5T 1X5 Industry: Software


HEMCO Corporation Jerry Schwarz, Head of Marketing Email: Phone: 816-796-2900 Website: 711 South Powell Road Independence MO 64051 Industry: HVAC Equipment, Extraction Equipment, Lab/Scientific Equipment, Filtration Equipment Hoogendoorn America* Luis Trujillo, Area Sales Manager Email: Phone: +19905-562-0800 Website: 4890 Victoria Avenue N, The Lodge Building Vineland ON L0R 2E0 Industry: Other HydraFiber Jennifer Neujahr, Director of Horticulture Email: Phone: 800-496-0955 Fax: 847-215-0577 Website: 750 W. Lake Cook Rd., Suite 440 Buffalo Grove IL 60089 Industry: Other IndicaOnline* Ivan Suslov, COO Email: Phone: 888-420-4207 Website: 6464 Sunset Boulevard Los Angeles CA 90028 Industry: Software, POS Iron Earth Canada* Sarah Lacharity, Sales Representative Email: Phone: 905-835-6731 Website: 17 Invertose Drive Port Colborne ON L3K 5V5 Industry: Nutrients Jupiter Research Josselin Salazar, Digital Marketing Strategist Email: Phone: 602-818-2051 Website: 2801 E. Camelback Road, Ste. 180 Phoenix AZ 85016 Industry: Packaging/Labelling, Cannabis Accessories, Vaporizers Kooljet Refrigeration Inc. JD Wasir, Vice President Email: Phone: 519-752-2424 Website: 150 Adams Boulevard Brantford ON N3S 7V2 Industry: HVAC Equipment

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Landmark Plastic Steve Beall, VP Sales & Marketing Email: Phone: 330-785-2200 ext 205 Website: 1331 Kelly Avenue Akron OH 44306 Industry: Storage/Containers MD Packaging Inc. Company Division: MD Cannabis Automation Jaime Alboim, Sales Manager Email: Phone: 416-291-9229 x236 Website: 141 Reach Street, Unit #5A Uxbridge ON L9P1L3 Industry: Packaging/Labeling

Metl-Span Cornerstone Building Brands Lee Hawkins, Senior Sales & Marketing Manager Eastern Canada Email: Phone: 519-717-7208 Website: 430 Sherman Avenue North Hamilton ON L8L 8J6 Industry: Lab/Scientific Equipment, Storage/ Containers “Metl-Span delivers high-quality, durable and energy-efficient insulated metal panels designed for unparalleled performance to stand the test of time. Founded in 1968, Metl-Span provides insulated metal panels and building materials to the commercial, industrial and cold storage industries. For more information on Metl-Span products, call 877.585.9969 or visit” Mobius Trimmer Company Division: Eteros Technologies Email: Phone: 866-874-6244 Website: 17665 66A Avenue, 202 Surrey BC V3S 2A7 Country: CA Industry: Trimmers

Molded Fiber Glass (MFG) Tray Company Chris Griggs, Cannabis Sales Manager Email: Phone: 814-683-4500


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Website: 6175 Route 6 Linesville PA 16424 Industry: Storage Containers “MFG Tray products deliver exceptional durability and performance for all your cannabis processing techniques, from merchandising to drying to storing. Unlike plastic trays and containers, our FRP composite products are dimensionally stable and will not rust and unlike metal, they will not dent, corrode or bend. MFG Tray products provide consistent benefits including: strength to be stacked to save space and maximize air flow for quick drying, high weight capacity, uniform temperature distribution, ventilated to increase air flow, easy cleaning and storage, multiple sizes available, composite material resists odors, chemicals, and mildew, and conform to FDA Regulation Title 21 CFR 177.2420.” Orange Photonics* John Taylor, Technical Sales Manager Email: Phone: 603-573-9212 ext. 1 Website: 176 Newport Road New London NH 03257 Industry: Lab Equipment P.L. Light Systems Lisa Jansen van Rensburg, Marketing Manager Email: Phone: 905-563-4133 Website: 4800 Hinan Drive Beamsville ON L0R 1B1 Industry: Lighting Pacific Injection Molding Jon Sharp, Sales Manager Email: Phone: 778-552-2275 Website: 1-33759 Morey Avenue Abbotsford BC V2S 2W5 Country: CA Industry: Packaging/Labeling, Storage/ Containers, Cannabis Accessories, Other Per Os Biosciences* Robert Estey, CEO Email: Phone: 410-316-1080 Website: 10711 Gilroy Rd. Hunt Valley MD 21031 Industry: Other Pipp Horticulture* John Ritter, Director of Sales Email: Phone: 616-988-4074 Website: 2966 Wilson Drive NW Walker MI 49534 Industry: Grow Room Equipment


PolyScience* Ken Willens, Sales Email: Phone: 847-647-0611 Website: 6400 West Touhy Niles IL 60646 Industry: Lab/Scientific Equipment Pope Scientific, Inc. Dean Segal, VP Sales & Marketing Email: Phone: 262-268-9300 Website: 351 N. Dekora Woods Boulevard Saukville WI 53080 Industry: Extraction Equipment, Lab/Scientific Equipment, Filtration Equipment Post POS Gary Moffatt, National Director of Sales & Marketing Email: Phone: 236-420-0554 Website: 1960 Springfield Road, #109 Kelowna BC V1Y 5V7 Industry: Software, POS, Other Puren Solutions Doug Giese, Sales & Development Email: Phone: 888-353-6681 Website: 257 SW Madison Ave., Suite 210 Corvallis OR 97333 Industry: HVAC Equipment, Extraction Equipment, Filtration Equipment, Lighting

PurePressure John Harned, Director of Sales Email: Phone: 720-446-9565 Website: 2625 S Santa Fe Drive, Unit 1J Denver CO 80223 Industry: Extraction Equipment, Lab/Scientific Equipment, Filtration Equipment, Cannabis Accessories “PurePressure is your one stop shop for all things solventless processing, including rosin presses, ice water hash washing vessels, dry sifters, accessories, and more. Founded in 2015, PurePressure is based in Denver, Colorado, and is the industry leader in solventless extraction technology. No matter what you’re looking for, PurePressure has premium solventless processing products and rosin presses to support any operation, big or small. Our rosin presses have legendary reputations for reliability, precision, and control.”

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Roboroots* Company Division: Papes Steven Watts, CEO Email: Phone: (613) 447-5017 Website: 3205 Uplands Drive Ottawa ON K1V 9T3 Industry: Packaging/Labelling, Merchandising/ Display, Cannabis Accessories Root Pouch Ashley Fromm, VP Email: Phone: 503-439-0306 Fax: 503-439-0307 Website: 1900 NE 25th Ave Suite 4 Hillsboro OR 97124 Country: US Industry: Storage/Containers ROSS Mixers Christine Banaszek, Sales Manager Email: Phone: 631-234-0500 Fax: 631-234-0691 Website: 710 Old Willets Path Hauppauge NY 11788 Industry: Lab/Scientific Equipment, Storage/ Containers, Other RYOT* Erika James, Marketing Email: Phone: 1-866-420-0420 Website: 382 NE 191 Street Miami FL 33179 Industry: Cannabis Accessories Safety Vision* Clint Bryer, Sales Manager Email: Phone: 713-929-1154 Website: 6100 West Sam Houston Parkway North Houston TX 77041 Industry: Security/Surveillance Schaefer Technologies, Inc. Kevin Schaefer, President Email: Phone: 800-435-7174 Fax: 317-240-1273 Website: 4901 W. Raymond Street Indianapolis IN 46241 Industry: Packaging/Labeling, Lab/Scientific Equipment, Cannabis Accessories, Other Sensaphone Remote Monitoring Solutions Dave Breisacher, Marketing Director Email: Phone: 610-675-2227 Fax: 610-558-0222 Website: 901 Tryens Road


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Aston PA 19014 Industry: Security/Surveillance

SEVENPOINT Interiors Company Division: Woodbridge Neal Claassen, Business Strategy Email: Phone: 416-720-8067 Website: 21 Regina Road Woodbridge ON L4L 8L9 Industry: Merchandising/Display “Sevenpoint interiors helps cannabis retailers design and build retail environments and experiences. Services include: CONCEPT & INTERIOR DESIGN - BRAND DEVELOPMENT & GRAPHIC DESIGN - ARCHITECTURE & ENGINEERING - CONSTRUCTION & PROJECT MANAGEMENT SERVICES - INTERIOR PRODUCT DISPLAYS, CASEWORK & FINISHING - VISUAL MERCHANDISING PREFAB SOLUTIONS. Sevenpoint interiors is best known for their work on The Hunny Pot, Canna Cabana and Spiritleaf. In the USA we are best known for our work on Cresco, Curaleaf, Grow Healthy and CBD+. A division of Visual Elements, builders of COACH, Nordstrom and Louis Vuitton.” Shimadzu Scientific Instruments Kevin McLaughlin, Marketing Communications Director Email: Phone: (800) 477-1227, ext. 1861 Website: 7102 Riverwood Drive Columbia MD 21046 Industry: Lab/Scientific Equipment SHYIELD By Virox Technologies Inc. Distributor/Supplier (if applicable): Growhaus Supply Co. Troy Henderson, Account Executive, LP Consultant Email: Phone: 905-407-9577 Website: 2770 Coventry Road Oakville ON L6H 6R1 Industry: Disinfectants, Safety/Workwear, Other SkyFoundry, LLC Company Division: SkyFoundry, LLC John Petze, COO Email: Phone: 804-545-3116 Website: PO Box 1749 Glen Allen VA 23060 Industry: Software


Smart Pot Dustin Locks, Key Accounts Manager Email: Phone: 405-317-8671 Website: 7000 North Robinson Avenue Oklahoma City OK 73116 Industry: Storange/Containers Southwest Microwave Maira Zanrosso, Sales & Marketing Director Email: Phone: 480-783-0201 Website: 9055 S. McKemy Street Tempe AZ 85284 Industry: Security/Surveillance TechPOS International Corp.* Company Division: Retail Technology Distributor/Supplier (if applicable): Retail POS systems Shawn Abrishami, VP of Marketing Email: Phone: 604-366-4080 Website: 404-999 Canada Place Vancouver BC V6C 3E2 Industry: Merchandising/Display, Software, POS TEKLYNX International Jenna Wagner, Global Marketing & Sales Director Email: Phone: 414-837-4763 Website: 501 W Northshore Drive, Suite H380 Glendale WI 53217 Industry: Packaging/Labelling, Software Triminator Triminator Sales Email: Phone: 866-874-6244 Website: 17665 66A Avenue, 202 Surrey BC V3S 2A7 Industry: Trimmers, Other

VD MS VDMS Canada Inc. Markus Merrill, General Manager Email: Phone: 1-888-611-8367 ext. 810 Website: 2460 Tedlo Street Unit C Mississauga ON L5A 3V3 Industry: Security/Surveillance, Merchandising/ Display, Software, POS “VDMS provides a variety of solutions for the Cannabis retail environment to help with

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the control and sale of cannabis products. Our systems provide maximum security for cannabis products, helping to eliminate shrinkage. By automating the product delivery process, you increase the speed of service within your store, reallocating labour to other important areas of your operation. Access to real-time, in-stock on the shelf data provides valuable insight to your inventory supply, which can be integrated into other API’s and required reporting platforms. Secured Automated Retail Solutions/ Intelligent Connected Devices/Real-Time Data Reporting / Powerful Digital Media Platform.”

Vividata Tosha Kirk, Vice President, Client Services Email: Phone: 416 475-7590 Website: 77 Bloor Street West, Suite 1101 Toronto ON M5S 1M2 Country: CA Industry: Other “VIVINTEL, the bespoke research arm of VIVIDATA, is Canada’s authoritative source for insights on unique consumer behaviour. With three comprehensive cannabis research studies and multiple in-depth reports, you can delve deep into the market for cannabis in Canada and help kickstart product and marketing strategies to push your cannabis brand top-of-mind. VIVINTEL’s cannabis consumer studies and reports feature insights on current and potential Canadian cannabis consumers, recreational and medical cannabis use, purchasing behaviours, preferred forms, top cannabis brands, consumer media habits and much more. For further details, get in touch:” West Coast Gifts Distributor/Supplier: West Coast Gifts Trish Hudson, Email: Phone: 604-438-4327 Website: 538 Kent Ave South East Vancouver BC V5X 4V6 Industry: Packaging/Labelling, Storage/ Containers, Cannabis Accessories








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Advertiser Index Anatis Bioprotection...............................................................................................35 Buddi.......................................................................................................................15 Cannabis Council of Canada..................................................................................41 CannaSupplies........................................................................................................37 CannTX Life Sciences (Royal City Cannabis Co.)...............................................48 Centurion Pro Solutions....................................................................................22-23 Brokerlink/LMI Insurance.......................................................................................9 Fanshawe College....................................................................................................9 Global Cannabis Executive Summit......................................................................43 Greenbroz...............................................................................................................21 Greenline POS.........................................................................................................5 Greentank Technologies.........................................................................................31 GRS Supplies..........................................................................................................37 MarijuanaBusinessDaily .......................................................................................39 MFG Trays.............................................................................................................23 PurePressure...........................................................................................................19 SevenPoint Interiors.................................................................................................2 Sigma Analytics......................................................................................................11 Taima Extracts........................................................................................................47 Vividata/Vivintel......................................................................................................7


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Taima Extracts is a family owned and operated processing facility located in Oakville, Ontario. Originating from the food production space, our expertise and the ability to run a state-of-the-art food processing facility has allowed us to easily transition into large scale production of high-quality cannabis oil. We vigorously vet and audit our suppliers in order to provide the highest quality derivatives from single source input creating ready-to-market products and bulk ingredients for further manufacturing. Our focus is client centric, and customization of turn-key solutions is what we do best. Quality and consistency are the pillars of our company.





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