Ontario Retail Growing

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The long-awaited arrival of new cannabis stores in Ontario seems to be happening – even in the midst of COVID-19. And along with new stores, a new extension of how long they can deliver to curbside and homes.

Some major cannabis companies (AphriaCronos + High Times) announced major news this week – sometimes financial and sometimes leadership.

In the US, Presidential nominee Joe Biden has a new approach to legalization while Minnesota looks to legalize in the midst of an election year.

Read on…

Expansion continues in and around Canada’s capital – with 20 new stores planned. Ottawa Citizen

And new stores aren’t just reserved for Toronto or Ottawa, Timmins got a new HOBO last week. Timmins Today

Luckily for these retailers, they are able to continue curbside delivery and home delivery until (at least) May 19th in Ontario. MJ Biz Daily

But the expansion of retail comes in the midst of downsizing of many of the largest producers in Canada – we’ve seen HEXO, Aurora and Canopy make cuts – this week is a much smaller downsizing, but downsizing nonetheless at Aphria. BNN

Peter Horvath – former Green Growth Brands CEO is now the new CEO of High Times – just as they make their entry in to retail. Yahoo FinanceDon’t know Peter Horvath? BofC connected with him in mid-2018 – watch

Minnesota House Majority Leader Ryan Winkler introduced a bill to legalize cannabis. Not coincidentally, our podcast – Minnesota Cannabis Conversations – featured Winkler on a recent episode. Listen here.

Democratic Presidential candidate Joe Biden came up with a Plan for Black America – which included decriminalization. Better late than never… Marijuana Moment

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