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Who will sell cannabis in Ontario?

A look at the companies that are hoping to set up shop in the province in April.

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The strategy behind Oh! Henry’s 4:25 bar

A Hershey’s marketer explains what led the brand to build a connection with recreational cannabis consumers.

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Ontario to privatize cannabis sales

Consumers will only buy online until storefronts open in April 2019, with several companies eager to get into the market.

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Lg2 invests in Biolux

The agency’s first foray into funding a startup will also involve developing a CBD-infused beverage brand.

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A look at current cannabis users: survey

A Statistics Canada report shows how much they spend and differences between demographics.

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Prairie Records puts a new spin on cannabis retail

How Westleaf Cannabis’ concept is bringing a tactile shopping experience to the regulated space.

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Molson Coors pursues cannabis-infused beverages

The brewer will form a joint venture with Quebec producer Hydropothecary to explore opportunities in the space.

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Namaste launches AI-powered cannabis app

Uppy Cannabis Journal helps medical users track their symptoms and get recommendations for new strains.

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Environics Analytics launches cannabis database

The data will help strategists get info about consumption at the local level and align it with other consumer insights.

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Health Canada expresses ‘concern’ with cannabis sponsorship

Brand involvement with events like music festivals are contrary to regulations on promotion, the department says.

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Aurora turns to Shopify for ecomm

The cannabis company will transition to a new online shopping platform as it continues with domestic and global expansion goals.

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BCAA flips the conversation about driving while high

Instead of using scare tactics, the organization leans on positivity to promote safe driving after cannabis legalization.

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Emblem launches first recreational cannabis brand

Symbl aims to be “purposefully curious” as it builds on the brand values that resonate with the company’s medical consumers.

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Canopy Growth to acquire Hiku

The cannabis company looks to strengthen retail operations and add lifestyle brands like Tokyo Smoke to its portfolio.

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What’s a pot brand to do?

Editor Jennifer Horn looks at the opportunity to be found within the creative restraints placed on cannabis producers.