Easy the vogue to accept hired as a budtender in Canada

In June, Business of Cannabis estimated that the number of licensed adult-use cannabis stores across Canada has grown by approximately 126% in the last year to a massive 2,046 stores coast-to-coast. That’s a lot of opportunity for job seekers who may want to repurpose their existing retail experience, switch industries to pursue something new, or…

This entrepreneur by accident grew a 9-foot weed plant in her yard

Finding a nine-foot cannabis plant growing in your backyard is surprising, to say the least. Some folks might not have seen the magic and serendipity in such a marvel. But most people aren’t Tabitha Fritz, cannabis educator and entrepreneur. The journey from wayward seed to resilient flowering plant was an accidental blessing for Fritz. While…

Having a ogle for hot contemporary cannabis merchandise? Question a budtender!

To say budtenders are essential to the cannabis industry is an understatement. These frontline workers help consumers make sense of the many product options in Canadian cannabis. As the industry grows more complicated—with new products, regulations, and trends—customers are leaning on the expertise, tastes and suggestions of their local budtenders more and more. In turn,…

Standard pre-rolls to earn a take into narrative at this October

It’s no surprise that sales of pre-rolls are on the rise, with people more reluctant than ever to puff-puff-pass due to Covid-19 concerns. Ontario Cannabis Store data shows that sales of pre-rolls grew 196.48% year over year. They were also a top-three selling product category heading into the summer months.  With consumers’ affinity for pre-rolls…

This restaurateur needs cannabis on menus across Canada

An Ontario man believes cannabis belongs in restaurants, and he’s trying to make that happen. It will be a difficult journey, but this is not the first big challenge he has faced. Jeremy Smith has been through hell. He was diagnosed with Crohn’s disease and a swallowing disorder last year. In the months that followed,…

Indigenous cannabis brands to toughen this day (and each numerous day)

Today is Canada’s inaugural National Day for Truth and Reconciliation. The statutory holiday is meant to recognize the ongoing injustice that First Nations, Métis, and Inuit people face in our country. Many Canadians find themselves wondering how they can help support Indigenous communities today, and the other 364 days a year. In addition to self-education,…

Craft growers are pushing for excise tax reform in Canada

The founder of a cannabis company in BC is trying to bring attention to an issue many in the industry say is threatening to put small cannabis companies out of business. The current federal excise tax on cannabis doesn’t reflect the realities of the market, according to Dan Sutton, CEO of Tantalus Labs, a cannabis…

She has to wait 5 years to work in weed. Why, precisely?

When she’s talking about cannabis, Anya Nicola’s voice is electric. The Renfrew, Ont. mom of four has a long history with the plant, first as an herbal adjunct remedy, something her family practiced frequently growing up in Jamaica. As a teenager, she used cannabis for recreational purposes. And later, it became even more meaningful—it was…

Why are pre-rolls so effectively-most in vogue by customers?

In the wake of Covid-19, consumers haven’t been doing a lot of puff-puff-pass as fears of spreading the virus remain high. But stoners are a resourceful bunch and have found a way to toke together during the pandemic—the pre-roll. According to Ontario Cannabis Store data, pre-roll sales grew 196.48% since last year, and they led…

Six traces for Election Day stress

Elections aren’t particularly relaxing for anybody, especially during a pandemic. Luckily in the Great White North, we’re blessed to have one of the best remedies around—legalized cannabis. No matter which side of the political spectrum you fall on, voting can be stressful. So why not pick up a little legal pot after voting as a…