David Phillips

‘People are asking for millions’: Inside the legally fraught mad scramble to woo Ontario’s pot lottery winners

‘People are asking for millions’: Inside the legally fraught mad scramble to woo Ontario’s pot lottery winners

A web of lawyers, consultants, investors and entrepreneurs are working around the clock to design and facilitate complex deals between many of the 25 largely unknown winners of the Ontario retail cannabis lottery and entities that consider themselves veterans of the cannabis industry who are intent on participating in the province’s cannabis retail system. But structuring…


Enjoy it while you can Cannabis Canada, your edge is already eroding

Enjoy it while you can Cannabis Canada, your edge is already eroding

Green Growth Brands Ltd., a U.S.-based cannabis retailer with a large footprint in Nevada, was all geared up to enter the Ontario market until an unexpected announcement in mid-December by the province placed a drastic cap on the number of retail licences issued for pot shops.Citing supply concerns, the provincial government changed its rules from…