OPINION: The Evolution of Cannabis Retail in Canada

Max Benitah, Co-Founder and President, Cann Shop, looks at the past, present, and future of cannabis retail in Canada. Although it may not seem like it, we’ll soon be coming up on the third anniversary of the legalization of the production, use, and sale of recreational cannabis in Canada. While the integration of cannabis into […]

OPINION: Cannabis Retail, Regulatory Issues and Go-to-Market Strategies You Should Know About

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[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Even in the best of times, starting a new business can be challenging. Entrepreneurs and investors need to be determined, patient, and informed. In the midst of a global pandemic, establishing a business, a cannabis retail business included, can be risky and fraught with uncertainty. Specific challenges for cannabis retailers prevail. Canada legalized adult-use cannabis […]

How Houseplant Co-Founders Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg Built A Values-First Cannabis Brand

Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg of Houseplant

The geniuses behind cinematic hits like Pineapple Express and Superbad, Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg are building a values-first cannabis brand, one that is seemingly attracting the same cult-like following as their films. In 2019, the duo launched Houseplant in partnership with Canopy Growth Corp. and have since released a line of thoughtfully designed, cannabis […]

Why We Should Re-think Cannabis Culture and Business Opportunities with Canna-Lounges

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[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Alex Ledesma, co-founder, Shiny Bud[/vc_column_text][vc_separator][vc_column_text]Since the legalization of cannabis two years ago, talks of establishing consumption venues have been ongoing. The industry, cannabis culture (and its clients) were profoundly disappointed in the recent decision in Ontario to maintain the status quo, where all legal sales remain under the control of the Ontario Cannabis Store.  But the role […]