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COVID Doesn't Kill The Buzz Of New Dispensaries

By: Julie Aitcheson      June 1, 2020 COVID Doesn't Kill The Buzz Of New Dispensaries Companies Like Cannabis Product Manufacturer Green Thumb Industries, Cannabis Testing Laboratory Cannasafe, and Cannabis Retailer Canna Provisions Are Expanding Their Enterprises. With terms like " social distancing", "quarantine", and "safer at home" orders now common parlance thanks to the COVID-19 global pandemic, it seems an odd time to forge ahead with opening new retail establishments, yet several determined cannabis companies are betting on a better future and doing just that. Small business website "The Balance" itemizes the expenses associated with opening a storefront, which includes licensing fees, rent, inventory, staffing, and equipment to name a few.  To open even a small business in an...

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Manufacturer In London Producing Face Shields For Local Hospitals

By: Kelly Wang     April 12, 2020 Coronavirus: Manufacturer In London, Ont., Producing Face Shields For Local Hospitals Each face shield takes around three hours to make, and materials generally cost between $4-9 per face shield, according to Bri-Eck. . Bri-Eck/Facebook A local machine and tools manufacturer has kept its workshop busy producing PPE (personal protective equipment) face shields for health-care workers. Eckard Briedenhann with Bri-Eck Machine & Tools Inc. tells 980 CFPL the team has increased its medical productions since COVID-19 became more serious in London, Ont. “We just found it’s our obligation to help the community in need, so we expanded the business to help them.” Briedenhann said the company has set out a goal to produce 250 face shields each...

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Kingston Set To See Third Licensed Cannabis Shop

By: Alexandra Mazur     April 3, 2020 Kingston Set To See Third Licensed Cannabis Shop Jennawae McLean, owner of Calyx + Trichomes, announced she had finally obtained a licence to sell cannabis. Global News A long-time cannabis paraphernalia retailer in Kingston has finally received a licence to sell cannabis Kingston. This means, when cannabis stores are allowed to reopen after the COVID-19 crisis, Kingston will have its third cannabis retailer. “We are pretty happy. It’s the best day ever,” said Jennawae McLean, owner of Calyx and Trichomes, a head shop in Kingston’s west end. “This is, basically the worst time to celebrate anything, but it’s at least a little bit of sunshine on a super cloudy month,” she said, referring to...

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Ontario Cannabis Stores To Close After Being Deemed Non-Essential

By: Matt Carty     April 3, 2020 Ontario Cannabis Stores To Close For 2 Weeks After Being Deemed Non-Essential Ontario’s cannabis stores will be forced to shut down after the Doug Ford government revised its list of non-essential businesses in response to the coronavirus pandemic. All physical cannabis stores were included in the closure order, which will take effect Saturday at 11:59 p.m. and is scheduled to last 14 days. The Ontario Cannabis Store will continue to operate online and licensed producers can continue production. Ontario had previously allowed retail cannabis storefronts to remain open when the first closure order took effect on March 24. However, the government changed course in announcing further closures on Friday. “We’re taking additional steps to flatten the curve,”...

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How COVID-19 Is Making a Bad Year Worse For The Cannabis Industry

By: Tara Deschamps     March 27, 2020 How The Coronavirus is Making a Bad Year Worse For The Cannabis Industry A cannabis flower after being harvested and dried is seen in Langley, B.C., Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2018. THE CANADIAN PRESS Jonathan Hayward. GETTY Cole Miller has spent most of his days since 2017 excited about the launch of the Basecamp cannabidiol iced tea he was crafting, but as he visited Ontario cannabis retailers to encourage them to up the number of cases they would stock for its early March debut, he started to get worried. They wouldn’t budge on their orders because they figured they might have to close stores or reduce hours amid an outbreak of the novel coronavirus.  “That was the...

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