Spiritleaf is now open in the small business district of Kensington. About four blocks by four blocks shaped like two sides of a square, the area is easy to walk around and see it all. Do not be fooled by the neighborhoods’ size though. This area punches above its weight with about 270 shops and services. Spiritleaf being one of them! There are some cool historic buildings combined with modern architecture, but all in all, the feeling is of a small village. It has a cool and often whimsical take in the variety of shops and public art.
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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