Government Agency Introduces Hybrid Model It Will Still Be Part of – LPC The OCS wholesale cannabis monopoly is coming to an end. The Ontario Cannabis Store (OCS) announced that it is creating a hybrid distribution model. Under the new model, the private sector will be able to buy directly from licensed producers (LPs) as…

Hint: It’s Not All About Cannabis – LPC Bruce Linton sat down with the Stamford Advocate recently to talk about the future of cannabis, and his role in it. (Please see the link to the full article at the bottom.) It perhaps inadvertently gave a behind-the-scenes look at ex-Canopy Growth co-CEO’s philosophy – and why…

Long-Time Grey Market Cannabis Storefront Closed Down; Police Say to Expect More – LPC A cannabis compassion club raid in Victoria, BC raises blurs the lines between black market cannabis and legal cannabis. City police and the British Columbia Community Safety Unit (CSU) shut down the Victoria Cannabis Buyer’s Club last week, asking customers to…

Canopy, Aurora, Organigram Cite Lack of Retail Outlets – LPC Two companies reporting this week, Canopy Growth and Aurora Cannabis, both blame lack of retail outlets in Ontario for disappointing cannabis sales. Canopy CEO Mark Zekulin blamed the Ontario government directly for not opening up the legal retail market. “The fact of the matter is…

Freedom Cannabis Builds Canada’s Largest Rooftop Solar Panel Array – LPC Can “green cannabis” cultivation become a reality? Edmonton’s Freedom Cannabis is taking a step in the right direction. It recently unveiled a mega solar project to help reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions – and reduce its energy costs. The panels were built and installed by…

One Analyst “Calls Bottom” of Canadian Cannabis Stock Declines – LPC Despite recent bad news from various quarterly reports, at least one analyst is displaying cannabis investor optimism. Cantor Fitzgerald Analyst Pablo Zuanic said that now is a good time to start looking at long-term cannabis investments. “We are calling the bottom on Canadian cannabis…

Small but Lucrative Operations Can Help Locals and Companies Alike – LPC We’ve heard about Lesotho cannabis opportunities in passing before. Supreme Cannabis has its Medigrow Lesotho brand. Canopy Growth invested approximately $29 million to buy Daddy Cann Lesotho in May 2018. That same month, Aphria partnered with South Africa-based Verve Dynamics, which has a…

Bruce Linton Praises Approach to Celebrity Branding – LPC Rapper Drake teamed up with Canopy Growth to launch the much-hyped More Life Growth Co. in Toronto. For consumers, it may be just another celebrity-endorsed cannabis brand. Given Drake’s fame and his close connection to the city (and the Raptors), it will likely be a successful…