Cannabis Black Friday (or not)

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You know the roll-out of cannabis isn’t going smoothly when one level of government (the Province of Ontario/the Ontario Cannabis Store) has to pull one of its promotions for a Black Friday cannabis sale because another level of government (Health Canada) has a problem. 

To add insult to injury, Willie Nelson had to stop smoking cannabis.

Fear not, however, because next week, the Business of Cannabis team (and scores of Business of Cannabis readers/viewers/listeners) will be heading to Las Vegas for MJBizCon 2019.


To the markets…

Analysts see European cannabis companies about to enter the publicly traded cannabis company landscape

The tough news on the publicly traded cannabis company front, Aurora’s CEO sees more carnage on the Canadian landscape coming

Speaking of news on this front, Zenabis completed its rights offering for $20.8 million – New Cannabis Ventures called it “destructive”…

WeedMD is making some positive news in the wave of all the negative. They picked up Starseed Holdings.

A week of big reveals from the big guys…

From Tweed, new 2.0 products were introduced to the world last week… 

From Aurora, the new 11,000 square foot store at the West Edmonton Mall

To the US… 

For those of you pinning your hopes on fast action from the US Congress on the cannabis file, check this out from Marijuana Moment.

To (soon-to-be) Ontario cannabis retail…

Tokyo Smoke is opening 5 new stores

Sessions Cannabis is opening up at least one (Collingwood). 

Spies have seen Spirit Leaf signage on College Street in Toronto. 

And Superette is talking about Rosedale.

And if that weren’t interesting enough, CAFE is reopen (and not just on the sidewalk) in Toronto…

All things Business of Cannabis…

Pitch Forward Podcast / The Pitch Forward team connected with Opportune Therapeutics who are “Powering the next frontier of medical cannabis.”

BofC Live Podcast / The Business of Cannabis team was in Ottawa to learn more about the partnership Superette has built with the Ottawa Food Bank.

BofC Live Video / Anne Forkutza of Cova Software joined Business of Cannabis in our Toronto studio to talk about the needs for would-be cannabis retailers.

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