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September 3, 2019 | Lottery Fallout Edition

We are less than a month away from the Business of Cannabis Cannabis + Technology event on September 27 at Steam Whistle Brewing. If you register today, you will not only secure a spot at the event, but you will also receive a free pair of Smile Jamaica headphones courtesy of the House of Marley

Cannabis Reddit was alive and well this weekend uncovering the apparent ballot-stuffing of the Ontario cannabis retail lottery. Something tells us that the final retailers may not match up with the initial retailers pulled from the Round 2 Lottery hat… 

Some more lottery fallout…

One of the “winners” in the lottery is proposing opening a store where CAFE in Toronto used to be… well, CAFE is still there, kind of, selling out on the sidewalk. 

Someone who didn’t win, would like to talk to you - which makes for this week’s Laugh

Another person who hasn’t quite been winning when it comes to Premier Ford’s cannabis plans is the Ontario Public Service Employees Union. At one point, the union was viewed as Ontario’s big winner with cannabis - but that was the previous government. We caught up with OPSEU’s fearless leader last week to talk about cannabis retail and allowing the LCBO to compete for future cannabis retail shops.

But the Province of Ontario’s designated online retailer… and wholesaler… and distributor… was dinged heading into the weekend for how it handles consumer data

A series of unfortunate events befell some cannabis growers last week:

A fire hit Broken Coast on Vancouver Island.

A “legal cannabis farm” was robbed a gunpoint. Not a ton of news or details on this one, but here you go: news from Kitchener, Ontario

Finally, and just in time for the NFL season, everyone’s favourite (recently retired) tight end and Super Bowl Champion Rob Gronkowski joined a CBD company in the US

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