Independent Saskatchewan pot retailers banding collectively to compete against larger interests.
ome independent retail cannabis shop players are banding collectively to combat what they see as the increasing encroachment of massive business enterprise in Saskatchewan’s legal pot business.
Almost a year soon after the initial of the province’s retail cannabis retailers opened, at least 25 out of 36 operating retailers — additional than two-thirds — are owned by a publicly traded business or chain.
In Saskatoon and Regina, 5 out of 11 operating retailers are either owned by Canopy Development Corporation or Westleaf Cannabis, the parent businesses of Tweed and Prairie Records, respectively. One more publicly traded business, Fire and Flower, owns six retailers elsewhere in the province.
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