Ontario to open second cannabis warehouse ‘by September,’ analyst says

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Ontario’s lone cannabis wholesaler and distributor received the green light from the provincial government to expand its privately operated distribution network when necessary, an Ontario Cannabis Store spokesperson told Marijuana Business Daily. A new distribution warehouse could come sooner than later, according to one analyst, potentially providing the slack the system currently lacks to open stores faster and giving a … Read More

Toronto cannabis firm RWB buys Platinum for $35M to enter California

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Toronto-based multistate cannabis company Red White & Bloom Brands (RWB) announced it signed a binding letter of intent to purchase California-based Platinum Vape for $35 million in cash and $25 million in further bonuses. According to a news release, RWB will acquire all ownership interests in Platinum Vape for a total cash payment of $35 million, consisting of: $7 million … Read More

Ontario reveals last-minute regulation ending cannabis delivery, pickup

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An emergency order allowing Ontario’s private-sector cannabis stores to offer home delivery and curbside pickup will end at 11:59 p.m. ET Thursday, the Ministry of the Attorney General confirmed. The clarification followed a confusing Thursday for Ontario’s retail cannabis sector. The Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO), which oversees the province’s cannabis industry, issued a bulletin late Wednesday saying … Read More

Ontario sows confusion over deadline ending cannabis delivery, curbside pickup

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Customers shop at Calyx + Trichomes, a licensed cannabis store in Kingston, Ontario. (Photo courtesy of Calyx + Trichomes) (The latest development in this situation is available here.) Private-sector cannabis retailers in Ontario, Canada, are preparing to shut down their temporary curbside pickup and delivery services on Thursday. The action comes despite what a leading industry lawyer says could be … Read More