Second Cup to Seek License for Cannabis Shops in Ontario

National Access Cannabis’ (TSXV:META) stock is on the rise following hints from Canadian coffee retailer opening cannabis shops in Ontario.

The Second Cup (TSX:SCU), which signed a partnership with the cannabis company in April, announced on Thursday (August 16) its intentions to potentially transform existing retail locations into cannabis shops under the brand name Meta Cannabis Supply.

“Second Cup has exceptional quality real estate in locations throughout Ontario and we plan to leverage this to provide safe and responsible access to legal cannabis,” Mark Goliger, CEO of National Access Cannabis said in the release.

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On Monday (August 13), the Ontario progressive-conservative government announced it would be scrapping the plan to open only government-run cannabis shops following adult-use legalization and instead it would open the retail space to private companies starting in April 2019.

Amid the reactions from various members of the industry, cannabis stocks took a hit following the province’s announcement, largely attributed to the delay in retail sales until next year.

The partnership between the companies is projecting to open between 50 and 70 retail cannabis stores through 2018 in Western Canada, including Manitoba, Alberta and B.C.

The two companies will have to obtain a retail license from provincial regulators in order to alter an existing coffee shop into a cannabis store. The duo will also need approval from the landlord or each respective store.

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Nutritional High Strengthens Branded Product Portfolio With Addition of Multiple Innovative Product Offerings

Nutritional High International Inc. (the “Company” or “Nutritional High”) (CSE:EAT, OTCQB:SPLIF, FRANKFURT:2NU) is pleased to announce the release of multiple new products to be sold under the Company’s FLI brand (“FLI”), beginning in Colorado with plans for expansion to California and other markets in the near future. Through its FLI brand, the Company will be launching the FLI Chocolate Shot (“Chocolate Shot”) and the Space Joint (“Space Joint”). The Company expects these innovative new products to drive additional sales and awareness of FLI’s product portfolio going forward. The Chocolate Shot is an infused chocolate edible product that will be available in 5mg and 10mg THC doses. The product is the culmination of extensive in-house research and development that has resulted in a specifically engineered product designed to remain in a liquid form regardless of environmental conditions including extreme heat or cold. The Company believes the Chocolate Shot will drive significant … Continue reading

MedMen Posts Unaudited Retail Results for Fiscal Q4

MedMen Enterprises (CSE:MMEN) unveiled its unaudited retail revenue results for its fiscal 2018 fourth quarter, which ended on June 30, 2018. As quoted in the press release: Across the Company’s operations in California, Nevada and New York, systemwide retail revenue was US$19.2 million (C$25.2 million). The Company is expected to post its audited fiscal 2018 full year results in October. Strong systemwide retail revenue for the quarter is primarily attributable to MedMen’s stores in Southern California’s recreational market. Excluding its Abbot Kinney store, which opened in early June of this year, the Company’s other 7 retail locations reported a combined US$17.4 million in revenue (C$22.8 million), with an average retail markup over wholesale of 90 [percent]. These 7 locations saw 94,000 new customers and nearly 130,000 returning customers, with an average spend per transaction of US$77.76 (C$102.09), operating at an annualized per square foot revenue of US$6,541 (C$8,470). By comparison, according … Continue reading

Veritas Signs Initial Agreement with Israeli Cannabis Company

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Emerald Health Completes Northern Vine Acquisition

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Kalytera Therapeutics, Inc. Announces Exercise of Over-Allotment Option

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INDIVA is Looking Forward to Selling Directly to Consumers

INDIVA (TSXV:NDVA) CEO Niel Marotta was featured in an article published by the London Free Press. In the article, Marotta discussed the significance of being granted a federal license for selling cannabis, which gives INDIVA the ability to sell directly to cannabis consumers instead of going through a state-run store. INDIVA will be able to send out its first orders to cannabis patients through the company’s website later this year. “We would love to do that . . . As a licenced producer, having our own store would be a natural extension. It would be a chance to showcase our products and educate consumers,” said Marotta. The article also covered INDIVA’s growing facilities. INDIVA is in the process of expanding its facilities to ensure that they have a steady supply of cannabis for the medical cannabis market. Marotta also divulged that the company is looking into establishing an outdoor growing … Continue reading

Ancient Strains Announces Two Strategic Cannabis Service Agreements

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Pure Global Cannabis Announces Transformational International Expansion Into Latin America

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GTEC’s Extraction Facility on Track for 2019

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