The Ontario Cannabis Retail Lottery Part II opened in earnest last week – with applications due on Friday. More news later in August. Last week, we caught up with one of the current Ontario retail cannabis operators – Mimi Lam, CEO of Superette:
News that captured lots of column inches, tv coverage and online outrage was about a couple who had their home raided for growing 3 cannabis plants in their backyard. The whistleblower on this legal activity was an RCMP officer on a tour of local backyard gardens in Revelstoke, BC.
Not be outdone on newsworthiness, it turns out former CannTrust CEO Peter Aceto sent a letter to the CannTrust board in December 2018 highlighting corporate governance challenges.
The Feds are looking to crack down on illegal online cannabis sales – a notoriously difficult cat-and-mouse game to win.
In the world of business news and deals this week…
Lift&Co and MJBiz are teaming up. The two cannabis conference companies are looking to work together both in Canada and the US.
Arizona Ice Tea and Dixie Brands are teaming up to make cannabis-infused beverages.
And finally, news from the US that won’t make you cringe… Bernie Sanders says he would legalize cannabis nationally in the US via Executive Order.
‘Tis the season for outdoor growing. Not sold on outdoor growing? We suggest you follow Peter Miller:
If you are sold on outdoor growing, we suggest you check out the BofC Live interview with Mark Spear as he discussed the Wildfire Collective’s equity crowdfunding effort.
Tomorrow, subscribers to the BofC newsletter will receive a special announcement – and early bird pricing for our upcoming Cannabis + Technology event. Stay tuned…