Hi Class was established in 2019 by Robert Cirasella and Kevin De Sousa with the intention of channeling their knowledge and experience within the cannabis community into a legal cannabis brick and mortar. Robert and Kevin have been close friends since the age of 6 and have always had the ambition to co-own a business; and when the government of Ontario announced its plans to open retail store applications to the public, they took the opportunity. Robert Cirasella is an entrepreneur with over ten years experience in the cannabis culture industry. From managing and purchasing inventory for some of the most iconic culture shops in Canada to travelling to cannabis oriented trade shows all around North America, Robert has truly developed a love and familiarity with all things cannabis and is eager to share his experience through Hi Class. Kevin De Sousa is an accomplished young professional with extreme business savvy. With years of experience working for a Fortune 500 company, Kevin is poised to bring his expertise to ensure a smooth day-to-day operation and customer experience. Kevin also has a background in environmental sciences, giving him a finer appreciation for the plants of this earth and his deep passion and fascination with the cannabis plant has led him to becoming an expert on its strains and effects. Over the years, Kevin and Robert, aside from their shared passion of playing video games together, spoke often about what their dreams were, what they wanted in life, and how they would get there. Although, as they got older the ideas may have changed slightly, one thing remained constant, they were adamant on starting a business, even if it cost them every penny they had. With the support of friends and family, Hi Class is now a reality. Opening in the middle of a pandemic, Hi Class has started with a resilient foundation and is ready for you to join our community. Dedicated to bringing the highest quality and knowledgeable staff.
Uber Enters Canadian Cannabis
The time has come, Uber has stepped into the cannabis market.
Uber is leveraging its existing ecommerce infrastructure and will now allow users in Ontario to place orders for cannabis on its Uber Eats app.
Tokyo Smoke will be the first retailer to trial the service as part of limited rollout and Uber Eats users can now use the existing Uber Eats app to make an order at the nearest Tokyo Smoke store on its marketplace.
To be clear, users will only be able to order for pickup from store.
This shouldn't come as a surprise as there have been rumors of Uber making its entrance into the cannabis market for some time now. While some believed that the American delivery giant would wait until federal legalization in the U.S. prior to making its entrance, after three years of Canadian legalization it could no longer resist the lucrative move.
The Canadian cannabis sector alone saw CAD $2.6BN in retail product sales by the end of 2020, a 120% increase from the previous year. Sales are expected to increase to $4BN in 2021.
Canada’s 4 largest cannabis markets in order of size are Ontario, Alberta, Quebec, and British Colombia. While Uber has declined to comment on any potential expansion into other provinces... well I'll let you assume the rest.<...Read More
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