Analyst Coverage

6 Ways Cannabis Packaging Can Drive Brand Recognition and Sustainability

The cannabis industry has an undeniable packaging problem, and the packaging companies that serve both retailers as well as growers are jumping in headfirst to help green up the segment. We touched base with STO Responsible, a cannabis packaging company in Denver, CO, to discuss how they are helping growers and distributors overcome the tendency to swath legal cannabis products…

This Canadian cannabis company is paying its staff an extra $2 an hour during COVID-19

The efforts of front-line retail and production staff at Delta 9 Cannabis Inc. are being recognized with extra pay. As essential workers across the continent grapple with employers to ensure safety and be fairly compensated for extra hours and increased health risks, the Canadian cannabis company is initiating a “grateful pay.” With company operations remaining open during the coronavirus outbreak,…

How do you bring supplies to remote communities in the midst of COVID-19? With cannabis-delivery drones, of course

The Pontiac Group is used to adapting quickly. The First Nations owned and operated socio-economic development firm, which fosters on-reserve business opportunities, navigated the first community benefits agreement signed between a cannabis company and a First Nations community in Canada in 2015, three years ahead of federal legalization. More recently, they’ve been pushing Health Canada to evolve the regulations around…

Shipping delays at OCS mean online cannabis shoppers need to cool their heels a bit longer

Canadians are being encouraged to stay home as much as possible amid the COVID-19 pandemic. But cannabis-loving Ontarians have had to venture outdoors to a brick-and-mortar pot shops if they wanted to receive their weed in a timely manner this week. The Ontario Cannabis Store (OCS) has announced planned service delays associated with shipping products to clients. “With the end…

Cannabis sales are booming. Will it last?

The products that have been flying off the shelves during the COVID-19 pandemic are, more or less, what you might expect. The dearth of toilet paper has been well-documented. Canned goods are the focus of most grocery store trips. So too are cleaning supplies.  But cannabis — something that was illegal less than two years ago, and remains federally illegal…