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June 30, 2020Industry News

Navigating COVID-19 Profile: Spiritleaf

Canadian Franchise Association (CFA) When the COVID-19 pandemic caused the closure of non-essential businesses across Canada, it had implications for all sectors, including recreational cannabis retail franchises. One such franchise is Spiritleaf, which launched in 2017 and now has 46 locations and counting in British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, and Ontario. Adapting to COVID-19 Read more...

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June 30, 2020Collingwood

Spiritleaf eyes August opening: Collingwood latest stop on cannabis company’s national expansion

by John Edwards, Store will be located at 10 Balsam St. Spiritleaf, a company that operates cannabis retail stores in Western Canada, has identified Collingwood as one of the stops on its national expansion. “Spiritleaf as a company is undergoing a pretty big expansion,” said store manager Adam Tuerlings. “They’re working hard and have now...

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June 29, 2020Ottawa

Kitchissippi welcomes third cannabis retailer: Spiritleaf

By Hollie Grace James, kitchissippi.com. Spiritleaf Wellington West opened its doors last week making it the third cannabis retailer to call Kitchissippi home. Spiritleaf is a Calgary-based cannabis franchise with stores across the country. The location at 1200B Wellington St. W. is the company’s first to open in Ottawa. Find out more about this Spiritleaf...

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June 29, 2020Lac La Biche

Cannabis sales up 40% in Lac La Biche recently

While some businesses struggled to keep the lights on during quarantine, others experienced an increase in sales. Justin Bunter, the co-owner of a cannabis retail store called Spiritleaf in Lac La Biche, has noticed more people are stocking up as they try to limit their social interactions. Read this brief update about this location in...

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June 25, 2020Industry News


Author: Joyce Hayne, cannabisretailer.ca. Spiritleaf’s 50th cannabis store opened in St. John’s, Newfoundland making Spiritleaf the largest cannabis retailer in Canada. The Topsail Road store is St. John’s first store and is owned and operated by Newfoundland’s own Atlantic Cultivation, a local cannabis company that is obsessed with quality cannabis and their community. The company’s...

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June 24, 2020Industry News

Manitoba and Saskatchewan expand retail footprint with store-in-store licences

Author TIM WILSON As Saskatchewan and Manitoba open to more cannabis retail licence applications, companies large and small are assessing the opportunity. Manitoba greenlit applications for new cannabis retailers on June 1, and Saskatchewan will be accepting new applications in September. Both provinces are allowing store-in-store licences. For a province with a hybrid public/private model,...

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June 23, 2020Industry News

Alberta Cannabis Retail: The Wild West

By Jon Liedtke It’s said that the west is wild and for now that remains the case, at least when it comes to a continually burgeoning cannabis retail market in Alberta – the uncontested dominant player of retail cannabis in Canada. With a population of 4.3 million, Alberta accounts for roughly 11.5 percent of the...

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June 22, 2020Guelph

Episode IV – Spiritleaf Guelph

Episode IV, ChronicTimes In this episode I show you the ins and outs of Spiritleaf Guelph, a licensed recreational cannabis dispensary. Watch this store tour from chronictimes.ca below.  

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June 22, 2020Vernon

Cultivating Success

Passion, positive outlook, and strong support help Spiritleaf franchisees in Vernon, BC shine By Jordan Whitehouse  When Sarah Ballantyne and her husband Carson opened their Spiritleaf location in the north end of Vernon, British Columbia last year, Sarah was doing what many new business owners do: a little bit of everything. Not only was she...

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