61. Go to Cannabis Camp with Meadow’s David Hua
@donnyshell comes to us from Camp Navarro in Mendocino County, where canna-tech company Meadow created a “weed camp” called Meadowlands. @donnyshell spoke with Meadow's CEO David Hua about the vision behind cannabis camp, the journey to creating one of the most popular dispensary POS systems, and how he stays positive in a sometimes brutal industry. Follow David Hua on Twitter at twitter.com/hua and check out Meadow at getmeadow.com. For more information about Meadowlands getmeadow.com/meadowlands
This week was the first since October that the Société Québécoise du Cannabis had secured enough supply to open all stores at their original hours, seven days a week. That isn't the provincial monopoly's only good news. Though it raised prices by 5% last month, the SQDC announced its best sales to date in April and is moving to open more stores.
CBC Montreal, Ici Radio Canada—In French, Journal de Montréal—In French
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A Cowen and Co. survey found Canadian cannabis use is at a record level, double that previously reported, aided by the popularity of still-illicit edibles. Meanwhile, Canadians are drinking less beer.
Good news for Aurora, whose Q3 earnings report revealed the company's sales grew 20% in the last quarter to reach $65M. REC sales generally grew 37% over the quarter, MED sales were up 8%. NewsWire, Barron's
Canopy CEO Bruce Linton said his company partnered with Acreage Holdings because that company's board of directors "had a great deal of reputational risk if anything went funny. We knew for sure they're going to be extremely well-governed because in the period of time from now until we bring them over."
Globe and Mail lifestyle journalist Ian Brown published a long and self-effacing feature about his attempts to grow his own REC from an illegally procured California seed, using an automatic-growing machine in a grow-tent.
Lawyer Trina Fraser accused the federal government of passing the buck on sorting out pharmacy access to MED."
Patrick Whalen, who says he uses no illicit drugs and only uses REC occasionally, saw a job offer for a Halifax water-treatment plant pulled when he tested positive for cannabis.
The federal government, through the Canadian Institute of Health Research, earmarked $24.5M for cannabis research projects across Canada. CTV News
With edibles legalization approaching, many entrepreneurs are hoping they'll hit it rich in the field. Organigram invested $15M in an infused-chocolates production line to be delivered in the fall. They're also working with Acadienne chocolatier Ginette Ahier of New Brunswick's Adorable Chocolate.
Canada.com, NewsWire, Ici Radio-Canada—In French
In Creston BC, Julia Middlebrook, 20, received her license to begin selling REC on April 30. Creston is a small town of 5,300 near the US border.