Ontario’s 25 pot licence lottery winners fielding partnership offers

Ontario’s 25 pot licence lottery winners fielding partnership offers

Cannabis harvested at the CannTrust Niagara Greenhouse Facility in Fenwick, Ont., is photographed on June 26, 2018. THE CANADIAN PRESS/ Tijana Martin

TORONTO — Businesses and investors are rushing to partner with the 25 winners of the Ontario cannabis retail licence lottery, with offers apparently worth millions of dollars, to be involved in the province’s first recreational weed stores set to open this spring. (more…)

Hamilton Spectator Interviews Olivia Brown

Hamilton Spectator Interviews Olivia Brown

Hamilton’s Olivia Brown is vying to open one of Ontario’s first legal cannabis stores — one of countless entrepreneurs clamouring to get their applications ready after the government announced a lottery for the first 25 pot shops.

“I’m trying to show Hamilton that cannabis is the new steel industry,” says Brown, who owns Professional Cannabis Consulting with an office in the Cotton Factory on Sherman Avenue North. (more…)