Aurora announced it was opening Canada’s largest REC store inside the gargantuan West Edmonton Mall.

Quebec convenience giant Couche Tard is sizing up the opportunity to enter the REC space on a province-wide basis by purchasing Cannabis NB.
Journal de Québec—In French

Outdoor grower 48North followed outdoor LP Aleafia in reporting an outdoor harvest yield a fraction as large as planned; they delivered 12,000 kg rather than 40,000. (Aleafia planned for 60,000 kg and harvested 10,300.)

  • 48North reported it had actually “cultivated enough cannabis […] to meet its initial 2019 projections,” but didn’t have access to enough licensed drying space.
  • Surprising some, the company plans to sell the harvest as flower rather than for extraction. They will sell it as outdoor brand Trail Mix at a budget price.

Canopy reported it is working with five winners of Ontario’s second REC retail lottery and is on track to open five more Tokyo Smoke stores in the province.
New Cannabis Ventures

Big four accounting firm Deloitte acquired Cannabis Compliance for an undisclosed amount. The newly launched CCI Deloitte will offer end-to-end services for licensing and other industry needs.
MJ Biz Daily

Michael Elkin, formerly of Cannabis Compliance and now of REC consumer-packaged goods firm High 12, noted LPs are now worth roughly a third of what they used to be, and “Deals that were struck are being restructured at 1/3 of what they were.”
Twitter—Michael Elkin

Health Canada data showed 95% of LP products tested negative for pesticides. It did not name the LPs that failed.
Global News