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August 17, 2019Maple Ridge
Maple Ridge’s first retail cannabis store opens Monday
Spiritleaf is just the second private pot shop in the Fraser Valley NEIL CORBETT Aug. 17, 2019 Maple Ridge’s first retail cannabis store will be open for business on Monday. Spiritleaf opens at Valleyfair Mall, selling retail cannabis from a commercial store for the first time in the city. There will be a “soft opening”...
August 16, 2019Penticton
Reefer Madness: Penticton now has two legal recreational cannabis shops
by Gord Goble And then there were two. Last week, Penticton got its very first legal non-medicinal cannabis store when Spiritleaf finally opened its doors at 2695 Skaha Lake Road. And now, with the Tuesday launch of Indigenous Bloom at 107 Green Mountain Road – in the same spot where Relvis once crooned his tunes...
August 12, 2019Penticton
Penticton’s first cannabis shop opened Saturday
Penticton’s first pot shop was bustling with keen customers on Sunday afternoon. Co-owner Matthew Bolton said business at Spirit Leaf was steady all weekend since it opened on Saturday. There was a line up of roughly 15 people when it officially opened its doors in the morning. Get the update by clicking below to the bclocalnews.com...
August 10, 2019Penticton
Penticton’s first cannabis shop now open
By MELANIE EKSAL, Penticton Herald Penticton’s first retail cannabis shop is open for business. Spirit Leaf officially opened its doors Saturday morning to find a crowd of approximately 15 people waiting, and the bustle still hasn’t stopped. “It’s been a lot of long nights, early mornings to get ready … but it’s all worth it,”...
August 10, 2019Penticton
First pot shop now open
Chelsea Powrie – Aug 10, 2019 Nearly 10 months after cannabis was legalized in Canada, Penticton has its first retail pot shop. Spiritleaf, located at 2695 Skaha Lake Road, opened its doors Saturday morning. “My body might be tired, but my brain is going a million miles a minute right now,” said owner Matthew Bolton, describing his excitement...
August 6, 2019
Second cannabis retail sales outlet approved for Gasoline Alley
A second cannabis retail sales outlet has been approved for Gasoline Alley. The Red Deer County Municipal Planning Commission (MPC) approved a development permit on Tuesday for a cannabis retail sales operation at 184 Leva Avenue. Read this announcement from rdnewsnow.com.
August 1, 2019
High amount of questions
When people stop at Spiritleaf in Vernon, many of them are looking for more than just marijuana. It has been a month since the pot shop opened in the Anderson Subdivision and owner Sarah Ballentyne said they spend a good portion of their day answering questions about a variety of marijuana-related topics. To read more...
August 1, 2019
Inner Spirit Poised to be Second Largest Cannabis Store Network in Alberta
Inner Spirit’s brand of retail cannabis stores, Spiritleaf, announces seven new licences in Alberta and 14 stores With 22 stores currently operating, licensed and set to open, Spirit leaf is set to be the second largest retail cannabis store network in Alberta. Darren Bondar, President and CEO of Inner Spirit says they are excited to receive the...
July 31, 2019Press Release
Inner Spirit Holdings Announces Seven New Licences for Spiritleaf Retail Cannabis Stores in Alberta and 14 Spiritleaf Stores Anticipated to Open in the Province in August
Spiritleaf retail cannabis store network poised to be second largest in Alberta with 22 stores currently operating or licensed and set to open CALGARY, Alberta(July 31, 2019) – Inner Spirit Holdings Ltd. (“Inner Spirit” or the “Company”) (CSE:ISH), a Canadian company establishing a national network of retail cannabis stores under its Spiritleaf brand, today announced that...
July 22, 2019
Inner Spirit Awarded 6 Licenses for Cannabis Retail Stores in Alberta
By ME Staff Inner Spirit Holdings Ltd. (CSE: ISH) (OTCMKTS:INSHF), which is building a national network of retail cannabis stores under its Spiritleaf brand, has received six additional licenses from the Alberta Gaming, Liquor and Cannabis for retail cannabis stores in the province. The newly licensed locations include Spiritleaf retail cannabis stores in Beaumont, Calgary (Bow Trail), Calgary...
July 22, 2019
Jasper Store Update
An update to our customers: The opening of Spiritleaf Jasper will now take place in August 2019. Unfortunately, due to circumstances beyond our control, we have had to push our original July 22nd date to August. We will still be in town on Monday, July 22, conducting interviews and putting the finishing touches on our...
July 20, 2019
The Spirit of Cannabis Retail
THE CANNABIS POTCAST Listen to this interview with the Spiritleaf Vernon store owner, Sarah Ballantyne, in this recent episode. Click here for more.
July 16, 2019Press Release
Inner Spirit Holdings Announces Six New Licences for Spiritleaf Retail Cannabis Stores in Alberta And Opening of New Spiritleaf Corporate Store in Jasper
Spiritleaf retail cannabis stores open or licensed to open across Canada now number 19 in total CALGARY, Alberta (July 16, 2019) – Inner Spirit Holdings Ltd. (“Inner Spirit” or the “Company”) (CSE:ISH), a Canadian company establishing a national network of retail cannabis stores under its Spiritleaf brand, today announced it has received six additional licences...
July 12, 2019
‘We’re really rolling’: Pot retailers continue to open stores as supply grows
CLARE CLANCY Updated: July 12, 2019 While cannabis retailers celebrate a supply boost, smaller companies risk being squeezed out while they wait for approval, says the chairman of a provincial lobbying group. “There are a lot of people who took leases with the anticipation they’d be open,” said Nathan Mison with the Alberta Cannabis Council....
July 10, 2019
West Kelowna pot shops shipped off for provincial licenses
The City of West Kelowna have put the stamp of approval on 5 local non-medical cannabis retailers MACKENZIE BRITTON Jul. 10, 2019 6:00 a.m. Non-medical cannabis retailers in West Kelowna are one step closer to fruition. The City of West Kelowna gave their final stamp of approval to the five legally accepted pot retailers in...
July 4, 2019
Bill Blair says Ontario is blaming a ‘non-existent supply shortage’ for slow cannabis rollout
By Alexandra Mazur When announcing a second cannabis lottery, Ontario’s Attorney General and Finance Minister blamed a lack of federal cannabis supply for the restricted number of cannabis licences in the province. But Canada’s minister of border security and organized crime reduction, Bill Blair, says Ontario politicians are “making excuses” for their slow progress in minimizing illegal cannabis...
July 3, 2019
Inner Spirit: Successful Recreational Cannabis Franchise
Inner Spirit’s brand, Spiritleaf has approximately 100 franchise and corporate locations in various stages of development. Inner Spirit is establishing a network of recreational cannabis stores under its Spiritleaf brand. The company is supporting local entrepreneurs by applying its award-winning franchise and retail models. Inner Spirit has more than 100 franchise agreements in place for potential Spiritleaf...
July 3, 2019
Okanagan Z | the oz. Kiel Richer was the first person to buy legal cannabis in the Okanagan. “It’s pretty exciting,” he says. Spiritleaf in Vernon opened on Canada Day at 9 a.m., ending the Okanagan’s eight-month retail weed drought. Richer, who is a longtime friend of owners Sarah and Carson Ballantyne, wanted to show his...
July 2, 2019
Pot industry requires ‘a lot of work’: Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer
Conservatives won’t revert marijuana legalization, but rather fund more research CAITLIN CLOW Jul. 2, 2019 If the Conservatives win the election, Leader Andrew Scheer said the party won’t touch the marijuana legislation, rather it will further support the industry’s growth through ongoing medical research. “I made the statement some months ago that a Conservative government...
July 2, 2019Press Release
Inner Spirit Holdings Announces Licence for New Spiritleaf Corporate Store in Jasper And Opening of Additional Spiritleaf Franchised Store in Calgary
New Spiritleaf retail cannabis store announcements expand the number of active stores to 13 in total CALGARY, Alberta (July 2, 2019) – Inner Spirit Holdings Ltd. (“Inner Spirit” or the “Company”) (CSE:ISH), a Canadian company establishing a national network of retail cannabis stores under its Spiritleaf brand, today announced it has received a licence from...
July 1, 2019
Okanagan gets legal cannabis shop for Canada Day, a year later than some expected
By Megan Turcato, Video Journalist Global News. Watch: The Okanagan’s first legal cannabis shop opens on Canada Day. When news broke that the federal government was hoping to have marijuana legalization in place by Canada Day 2018, some in the Okanagan likely had visions of celebrating the country’s birthday by purchasing some newly legal cannabis. Click here...
July 1, 2019
Vernon home to Valley’s 1st licensed pot store
Author: Keith Lacey, Kelownadailycourier.ca Business was brisk on a special Canada Day for the owners and hundreds of customers at Spiritleaf, the first cannabis retail outlet to open in the Okanagan Valley. Owners Carson and Sarah Ballantyne were thrilled with the response as their new cannabis retail outlet opened for business Monday morning at 2500 53rd...
June 29, 2019
1st pot shop ready to open
Darren Handschuh – Jun 29, 2019 The Okanagan’s first licensed marijuana store will open its doors at 9 a.m. Monday. Spiritleaf in the Anderson Subdivision will open for business on Canada Day and Sarah Ballentyne, who will be operating the store with her husband Carson, said once it was known their store was ready to open, the response...
June 28, 2019
The Okanagan’s first provincially regulated cannabis store opens on Canada Day
by Dylan McCullough After a long wait eight-month wait, the Okanagan will finally get its first provincially regulated cannabis store on Canada Day. Spiritleaf has announced it will open its doors in Vernon for the first time on July 1. Get the details in this article from kelownanow.com.
June 28, 2019
Vernon’s first legal cannabis store opens
MORNING STAR STAFF Jun. 28, 2019 Spiritleaf is actually the first for the Okanagan, opening Canada Day Vernon entrepreneurs Sarah and Carson Ballantyne are excited to announce that they are opening a Spiritleaf location on July 1, 2019. “The end of prohibition is the start of something incredible in the Okanagan!” Spiritleaf states. Spiritleaf is...
June 26, 2019
Spiritleaf Corporate Store in Calgary Opened its doors on June 26
by May Nguyen Calgary welcomed Spiritleaf Cannabis corporate retail store on June 26, 2019, into the Beltline district. With three other store openings across Canada this week, one in Edmonton and two others in BC, Inner Spirit Holdings Ltd. is a Canadian Franchise company that is solidifying its place as a cultural hub. With over 100...
June 26, 2019
Spiritleaf Opens 2 Corporate Stores in Alberta
Author: Joyce Hayne Published: Jun 26th, 2019 Spiritleaf’s first corporate-owned retail cannabis store opened in Calgary’s downtown Beltline district today and its second corporate-owned store is expected to open in Edmonton’s Old Strathcona community on Whyte Avenue on Friday, June 28. Read this brief news article from cannabisretailer.ca.
June 26, 2019
Just In Time For Canada Day, Leafly Expands Order And Delivery System To Country
Iris Dorbian Contributor Jun 26, 2019 Seattle-based cannabis website Leafly is expanding its order and delivery system that first launched March 2018 in the U.S., to Canada. Dubbed Leafly Pickup, this function operates pretty much the way it has stateside: Customers check out the menus of participating cannabis retailers, order what they want and then pick up...
June 26, 2019Press Release
ISH Announces Opening of First Spiritleaf Corporate Stores in Edmonton and Calgary and Opening of Initial Spiritleaf Franchise Stores in BC
Inner Spirit Holdings Announces Opening of First Spiritleaf Corporate Stores in Edmonton and Calgary and Opening of Initial Spiritleaf Franchise Stores in British Columbia Four Spiritleaf retail cannabis stores expected to open in the coming week CALGARY, Alberta (June 26, 2019) – Inner Spirit Holdings Ltd. (“Inner Spirit” or the “Company”) (CSE:ISH), a Canadian company...
June 25, 2019
Cannabis Retail Guide: Spiritleaf, Brooks
Spiritleaf in Brooks is one of two cannabis retailers in the southeastern Alberta city, but this store is part of a budding nationwide chain. Spiritleaf locations are rapidly growing in numbers across Alberta and beyond. Stores are already operational in Saskatchewan and Ontario and more are in the works for British Columbia. Article by Leafly,...
June 25, 2019
After an eight-month wait, Okanagan, B.C., will finally get its own licensed pot shop
Emma Spears June 25, 2019 The Okanagan will finally get a cannabis retail location after controversy and accusations of bureaucratic inefficacy delayed the region’s access to legal cannabis for months. Earlier this week, B.C.’s provincial government approved an application for a retail license for Spiritleaf in the north end of Vernon. Read this announcement from National Post, click...
June 25, 2019
Leafly Pickup Launches at Select Cannabis Stores in Canada
LEAFLY CANADA STAFF June 25, 2019 Kind of like ordering take-out from your favourite local restaurant or going grocery shopping via click and collect, there’s a new way to ensure the cannabis products you’re looking for are in stock in-store before you set out shopping. Leafly Pickup has officially launched in the North making Canada the...
June 23, 2019
Vernon will get the first provinically approved cananbis store in the Okanagan
by: Glacier Media and Darren Handschuh Vernon store Spiritleaf has been given provincial approval to open a pot shop in Anderson Subdivision. There is no timeline as to when the store will open, with the Spiritleaf website simply stating ‘Coming soon.’ Spiritleaf also states a store will be opening in Kelowna in the future. Get the full...
June 23, 2019
Vernon and Sicamous cannabis stores get provincial nod
Spiritleaf in Vernon will be the Okanagan’s first cannabis store. JIM ELLIOT Jun. 23, 2019 The first private cannabis store approved for the Okanagan is opening on 53rd Avenue in Vernon; The Shuswap’s third store, to be located in Sicamous, also recently received approval. Read more in this article from similkameenspotlight.com, click here for the full...
June 21, 2019
Cannabis Retail Sales Exceeding Expectations
Inner Spirit Holdings is applying its award-winning franchise and retail models to the recreational cannabis industry. The company has more than 100 corporate and franchise Spiritleaf locations under development. With a growing portfolio of proprietary brands, strategic partnerships and investments, Inner Spirit is positioned to be a leader in the cannabis industry Watch the full video clip...
June 20, 2019
Trio of pot shops to open in Castlegar by July, owners hope
Each trying to find a way to stand out from the pack JOHN BOIVIN Jun. 20, 2019 The cannabis retail market is about to get awful crowded in Castlegar. Two pot shop owners say they’re just days away from opening their stores, and a third hopes to be operating before mid-summer. A fourth should be...
June 20, 2019
Cannabis Retail Guide: Spiritleaf, Moose Jaw
Spiritleaf in Moose Jaw is a first for Saskatchewan, but the Alberta-born chain already operates outlets in Alberta and Ontario, and more are on the way. While part of a growing family of nationwide cannabis stores, each Spiritleaf location is locally owned and operated and this store is no exception. The Moose Jaw location is...
June 18, 2019
Cannabis Retail Guide: Spiritleaf, Argyll Plaza
DEIDRE OLSEN June 18, 2019 All across Alberta, Spiritleaf is opening new stores and the Argyll location is among the first in Edmonton. The Alberta-based brand has established itself as an approachable, contemporary source for legal cannabis and already boasts locations in Saskatchewan and Ontario, so expect to see more of this household brand popping up...
June 13, 2019
Cannabis Retail Guide: SpiritLeaf, Stonegate
DEIDRE OLSEN June 13, 2019 Spiritleaf already boasts locations across the province and is rapidly expanding into British Columbia, Saskatchewan, and Ontario. The Alberta-born chain of cannabis stores is quickly establishing itself as a major player in Canadian cannabis retail and the Stonegate outlet, located off Country Hills Boulevard, is fresh on the scene. Read...
June 13, 2019Press Release
Inner Spirit Holdings Announces Additional Equity Investment by Tilray and High Park
Spiritleaf Franchise Partner Receives Calgary Retail Cannabis License CALGARY, Alberta (June 13, 2019) – Inner Spirit Holdings Ltd. (“Inner Spirit” or the “Company”) (CSE:ISH), a Canadian company establishing a national network of adult-use cannabis stores under its Spiritleaf brand, is pleased to announce that it completed the second tranche of its previously announced cross-investment with Tilray, Inc. (“Tilray“)...
June 11, 2019
Cannabis Retail Guide: Spiritleaf, St. Albert
Spiritleaf cannabis stores are popping up across the country, and the St. Albert store—run by husband and wife team and former police officers Jayne and Jason Kent—is among one of the first Edmonton-area franchise locations for the Alberta-based chain. “We wanted to provide a safe and reliable place to buy cannabis products and we felt...
June 7, 2019Press Release
Inner Spirit Holdings Announces Corporate Spiritleaf Retail Cannabis Stores in Edmonton and Calgary and Exercise of Over-Allotment Option Resulting in a Public Offering for Gross Proceeds of $10 Million
Corporate Spiritleaf retail cannabis stores opening in high-profile areas of Alberta’s two largest cities CALGARY, Alberta (June 7, 2019) – Inner Spirit Holdings Ltd. (“Inner Spirit” or the “Company”) (CSE:ISH), a Canadian company establishing a national network of retail cannabis stores under its Spiritleaf brand, is pleased to announce that it has received a retail...
June 7, 2019
Spiritleaf’s Emotion-Driven Model Is Franchising Its Way Across Canada
By: Rob Hill, mgretailer.com. Calgary, Canada-based dispensary chain Spiritleaf aims to franchise nationwide. With eight locations open in Alberta, Ontario, and Saskatchewan and another thirty-six expected to open soon in those provinces plus British Columbia and Manitoba, the company is well on its way to achieving its goal. All stores celebrate Canada, from the country’s unique spirit to its...
June 2, 2019
The Okanagan’s first provincially regulated cannabis store opens on Canada Day
by Dylan McCullough, Jun 28, 2019 After a long wait eight-month wait, the Okanagan will finally get its first provincially regulated cannabis store on Canada Day. Spiritleaf has announced it will open its doors in Vernon for the first time on July 1. Get the update from kelownanow.com, click her to read now.
May 30, 2019Press Release
Inner Spirit Holdings Announces Planned Opening of First Corporate Store and Releases First Quarter 2019 Financial Results
Inner Spirit Holdings Announces Planned Opening of First Corporate Store and Releases First Quarter 2019 Financial Results Recent financing to help fund further national expansion of Spiritleaf brand CALGARY, Alberta (May 30, 2019) – Inner Spirit Holdings Ltd. (“Inner Spirit” or the “Company”) (CSE:ISH) today announced that it has received a retail cannabis store licence...
May 28, 2019
High Time examines Canada’s new approach to cannabis
by Sylvain Comeau May 2019 When legal cannabis outlets opened in Montreal last October, lines went literally around the block, as people waited for hours in the cold. Six months later, does that mean that legalization is a success? That depends on how you define success. High Time, a new book edited by two McGill...
May 24, 2019Press Release
Inner Spirit Holdings Announces Closing of $9.3 Million Convertible Debenture Financing
Inner Spirit Holdings Announces Closing of $9.3 Million Convertible Debenture Financing Successful financing will enable Company to further build out national expansion of Spiritleaf brand CALGARY, Alberta (May 24, 2019) – Inner Spirit Holdings Ltd. (“Inner Spirit” or the “Company“) (CSE:ISH) today announced it has closed its previously announced offering (the “Offering“) of secured convertible...
May 22, 2019
Penticton sets cap of 14 cannabis stores, removes buffer zone
The City of Penticton is moving to a capped system for its cannabis retail stores, meaning only 10 more businesses will be permitted to set up shop in the city. During a city council meeting, on May 21, council voted to amend the city’s cannabis retail sales policy to allow a total of 14 cannabis...
May 21, 2019
Council approves first private pot store in Maple Ridge
To open soon at Valley Fair Mall PHIL MELNYCHUK May. 21, 2019 Maple Ridge council has approved the first application in the city to open a privately owned recreational marijuana store, in Valley Fair Mall. Council gave the OK at its May 14 meeting following a presentation about the outlet a week earlier. Read more in this...
May 16, 2019
Why The Cannabis Industry Can’t Get Rid of Sativa and Indica Labelling — Yet
Kieran Delamont ∙ May 16, 2019 When Tantalus Labs, based in Vancouver, British Columbia, sent its first supply of cannabis to the provincial distributor, it marked every single strain as a “hybrid” strain. After all, none of the strains they were selling was a true sativa, and none was a true indica. It was the botanically correct answer...
May 15, 2019
Canadian Cannabis Update Ep116
Listen now! Inner Spirit Holdings / Spirit Leaf CEO Darren Bondar took some time out of his busy schedule to discuss his vision for the recreational cannabis market place in Canada. Darren reveals his life leading up to Spirit Leaf, the company’s current status & his vision moving forward. Whether you’re a consumer, investor or...
May 15, 2019Press Release
Inner Spirit Holdings Provides Offering Update and Announces Participation of Strategic Partners
Inner Spirit Holdings Provides Offering Update and Announces Participation of Strategic Partners Auxly and Tilray deliver investments to bolster Spiritleaf’s national expansion plans CALGARY, Alberta (May 15, 2019) – Inner Spirit Holdings Ltd. (“Inner Spirit” or the “Company“) (CSE:ISH) today announced that two of its strategic partners, Auxly Cannabis Group Inc. (TSX.V:XLY) (“Auxly“) and Tilray,...
May 9, 2019
Request for pot store in Maple Ridge moves on
PHIL MELNYCHUK May. 9, 2019 Maple Ridge council’s committee meeting forwarded a proposal Tuesday to open a retail pot store in Valley Fair Mall. Spiritleaf was one of only two private recreational pot store applications for Maple Ridge to be approved by the Liquor and Cannabis Regulation Branch. Once provincial approval has been granted, the...
May 8, 2019Press Release
Inner Spirit Holdings Announces $7.5 Million Offering of Secured Convertible Debenture Units
Financing to enable cannabis retailer to further build out national expansion of Spiritleaf brand CALGARY, Alberta (May 7, 2019) – Inner Spirit Holdings Ltd. (“Inner Spirit” or the “Company“) (CSE:ISH) is pleased to announce that it has filed and been receipted for a preliminary short form prospectus with securities regulatory authorities in all provinces of...
May 6, 2019
Private Cannabis store seeks OK from Maple Ridge council
Spiritleaf wants to open in Valley Fair Mall PHIL MELNYCHUK May. 6, 2019 The first application for a private pot store in Maple Ridge has a positive recommendation from city staff. Spiritleaf, based in Calgary, has applied to open a location in Valley Fair Mall at Lougheed Highway and 227th Street. Click here to read...
May 3, 2019
Inner Spirit Holdings to plans to launch 10 corporate stores in Western Canada
Interview by Christine Corrado of Proactive Investors, 03 May 2019. CEO Darren Bondar tells Proactive Investors the Canadian cannabis company currently has seven franchise locations across the country and plans to launch 10 corporate stores in Western Canada. The company posted full-year earnings this week, bringing in revenue of around $5 million. Watch this clip now, click here for...
April 30, 2019Press Release
Inner Spirit Holdings Announces Year-End 2018 Financial Results and Provides Corporate Update
Cannabis retailer making significant progress on national expansion of Spiritleaf brand CALGARY, Alberta (April 30, 2019) – Inner Spirit Holdings Ltd. (“Inner Spirit” or “the Company”) (CSE:ISH) announced today it has filed its Audited Financial Statements and corresponding Management’s Discussion and Analysis for the year ended December 31, 2018. The filings are available for review...
April 25, 2019
Banff appeal board rejects appeal by Nova Cannabis
BY CATHY ELLIS APR 25, 2019 BANFF – A cannabis retail giant’s move to shut down a local pot vendor has been tossed out by Banff’s development appeal board amid arguments the case was simply about eliminating a competitor. Alcanna Inc., an established cannabis retailer that owns Nova Cannabis, has a permit to open up in the...
April 18, 2019
Penticton Council approves four retail cannabis locations
City council has approved four cannabis retail stores for Penticton ….that after nearly two hours of debate and many defeated motions Tuesday night within council chambers. The proceedings began with with council hearing from the four applicants which did not receive staff support. Read this short article from iheartradioca.
April 18, 2019
How spin-off cannabis businesses are rolling out in Ontario
By David Rockne Corrigan – Published on April 18, 2019 These entrepreneurs see business opportunities beyond the mere growing and retailing of pot products. But can the province really become a destination for cannabis-related tourism? Find out more in this article from tvo.org.
April 18, 2019
Learn the Secret Strategy Behind Canada’s Biggest Cannabis Retail Franchise.
CUSTOMER STORY POST BY DAYNA VAN BUSKIRK PUBLISHED APRIL 18, 2019 In the spring of 2018 came a flood; a new retail landscape was being carved out in Canada, as legislation took shape to end the prohibition on recreational cannabis within the year. On the final stretch of the road to legalization, a surge of retailers...
April 17, 2019
Reefer Retailers Open In Kingston, Ontario
Article by: WWNY Tucked in among hair salons, restaurants, and gift shops is a new kind of retailer – a budding business if you will. It’s the first cannabis shop to open in Kingston. “I just wanted to check it out, see what was happening and see what was available,” said Mary Armstrong, Amherstview, Ontario...
April 11, 2019
City staff give green light to 4 cannabis stores in Penticton
By Shelby Thom South Okanagan Video Journalist Global News WATCH (December 2018): Penticton city council held a public hearing on Tuesday to discuss a proposed bylaw that would restrict cannabis sales in some parts of downtown. Click the link for more!
April 9, 2019
A True Canadian Cannabis Retail Brand
Jon Brown, Stockhouse Calgary-based public Company Inner Spirit Holdings Ltd. (CSE:ISH, Forum) is establishing a chain of recreational cannabis stores under its Spiritleaf brand. The Company has entered into more than 100 franchise partnerships to develop locations throughout Canada, having opened stores in Alberta and Saskatchewan. The Company extended its reach into Ontario earlier this month, when it opened its Spiritleaf-branded retail store...
April 8, 2019
Investor Ideas Potcasts, Cannabis News and Stocks on the Move
Delta, Kelowna, BC – April 8, 2019 (Investorideas.com Newswire) www.Investorideas.com, a global news source covering leading sectors including marijuana and hemp stocks and its potcast site, www.potcasts.carelease today’s edition of Investorideas.com potcastsCM – cannabis news and stocks to watch plus insights from thought leaders and experts. Listen to the podcast: https://www.investorideas.com/Audio/Podcasts/2019/040819-StocksToWatch.mp3
April 8, 2019
Saskatchewan startup beats out Shopify as POS behind cannabis retailers
BY MEAGAN SIMPSON CANADIAN STARTUP NEWS APRIL 8, 2019 In February 2018, Shopify was the winner in the Ontario cannabis lottery after the Ontario Cannabis Retail Corporation (OCRC) chose the tech darling to power its ecommerce and brick-and-mortar stores. Since then, a lot has changed. With Ontario’s PC government deciding on a private model for its brick-and-mortar retail cannabis stores,...
April 8, 2019Press Release
Spiritleaf Announces Additional Investment from Tilray and Provides Ontario Update
CALGARY, Alberta (April 8, 2019) – Inner Spirit Holdings Ltd. (“Inner Spirit” or “the Company”) (CSE:ISH) today announced that further to the initial investment and strategic partnership with Tilray, Inc. (“Tilray”) (NASDAQ:TLRY) and its wholly owned subsidiary High Park Holdings Ltd. that was announced in December 2018, Tilray has increased its total investment in Inner...
April 5, 2019
Retail Guide: Spiritleaf Cannabis Store, Kingston
LIORA IPSUM April 5, 2019 Spiritleaf in Kingston is a first for Ontario. The chain already boasts multiple outlets in Alberta and Saskatchewan and more locations are in the works. Operated locally by Daniel Telio, the Kingston franchise inherits a 175-year-old building just steps from the waterfront. Read the entire article featured on Leafly.
April 3, 2019
Local cannabis shops speaking out about how they’re affected by the AGLC restrictions on sales licenses
By Isaiah Lindo | firstname.lastname@example.org 03/04/2019 Calgary was buzzing about the concept of legalizing cannabis in 2018, but untested policies and government run organizations, such as the Alberta Gaming, Liquor and Cannabis Commission (AGLC) posed a concern for the industry. Some retailers are voicing concerns about AGLC’s regulations restricting the sale and profitability of small businesses...
April 2, 2019
Everything About Ontario Pot Stores Is More Fun Than The SQDC
Alexandra Toutant Apr 2, 2019 Cannabis in Ontario has been legal since October 17, 2018, the same day that the drug was legalised in the rest of Canada. However, restrictions in Ontario meant that weed was only available for purchase online, through the government’s website. The Ontario government passed legislation that would enable 25 stores to open their doors...
April 2, 2019
Doors Open at Kingston’s First Retail Cannabis Store
napaneetoday.ca April 02, 2019 Kingston is officially home to a retail Cannabis Store. A crowd began to line up outside Spiritleaf, located on Princess Street around 7:30 yesterday morning. CEO of Spiritleaf Darren Bondar says it was a fantastic grand opening: Listen to the interview by following this link!
April 2, 2019
Governments ‘Blowing Smoke’ About Cannabis Supplies to Retailers: Expert
Retail Insider Media Ltd April 02, 2019 By Michael J Armstrong, Brock University Ontario’s first legal cannabis shops are finally here. One challenge they’ll face is Canada’s nationwide product shortage. That’s despite repeated federal government assurances of ample supplies. Read about this historic event by clicking here!
April 2, 2019
Kingston’s first legal cannabis store opens its doors
Updated: April 2, 2019 By Alexandra Mazur A crowd of people rushed into Kingston’s first legal recreational cannabis shop when its doors officially opened on Monday morning. April 1 was the date set by the provincial government to allow bricks-and-mortar cannabis shops to open in Ontario, and Spiritleaf, a branch of a larger cannabis company based out...
April 1, 2019
Cannabis Stores Open in Ontario
Watch this recap from CTV News!
April 1, 2019
A party was held in Kingston to celebrate the launch of the city’s first cannabis retail store Spiritleaf
Watch this video from globalnews.ca now!
April 1, 2019
Spiritleaf officially opens Kingston’s first cannabis store
Chris Morris April 1, 2019 With a swanky VIP-only event at Chez Piggy on Sunday evening, and a ribbon cutting ceremony this morning, Kingston is officially home to a cannabis store. Spiritleaf, a Canadian franchise operated locally by Daniel Telio, opened at 9 a.m. on Monday, Apr. 1, 2019 at 27 Princess in the Smith Robinson...
April 1, 2019
Feds are blowing smoke about pot supplies
The Conversation, Academic rigour, journalistic flair April 1, 2019 Ontario’s first legal cannabis shops are finally here. One challenge they’ll face is Canada’s nationwide product shortage. That’s despite repeated federal government assurances of ample supplies. Cannabis shortages certainly seem to exist. Ontario blames them for its initial 25-store limit. Alberta is also restricting shop licences, while Québec limits shopping hours....
April 1, 2019
Cannabis store open for business
Meghan Balogh Published on: April 1, 2019 Kingston’s first pot shop is open for business. Approximately 40 people were lined up outside Spiritleaf at 9 a.m. on Monday morning, with more arriving soon after, when staff cut the ribbon on its brand new downtown store on the first day of legal bricks-and-mortar retail cannabis sales...
April 1, 2019
How Public Marijuana Firms Crashed the Ontario Retail Launch
Bryan Mc Govern – April 1st, 2019 Marijuana companies in the public markets found a way around a lottery system that was supposed to be the only way into the Ontario retail industry. Thanks to branding and financial-support agreements, public cannabis companies, some even with backing from licensed producers (LPs), have gained a side-stepping entry point...
April 1, 2019
OFFICIAL RIBBON CUTTING ON APRIL 1ST
On April 1st, 2019, Inner Spirit Holdings Ltd. opens the first Spiritleaf cannabis retail store in Kingston in Eastern Ontario. Operated by Daniel Telio, one of the initial 25 cannabis retail lottery winners in Ontario as selected by the Alcohol & Gaming Commission of Ontario, the first cannabis location opens inside the historic Smith Robinson...
March 31, 2019
Changing the stigma around cannabis culture one conversation at a time.
Article by t8nmagazine.com, March 2019 Nestled within the Shops of Boudreau is a trendy new retailer. Like its neighbours, the shop is neatly outfitted, the company’s white logo planted atop a clean black awning and cool stone contrasting a modern wooden door. But unlike the others, the windows of this retailer are frosted and host a...
March 30, 2019
St. Albert pot shops reflect on last six months
Mar 30, 2019 Article by: Dayla Lahring The AGLC still isn’t issuing new retail licences for pot stores, but local retailers say the provincial cannabis shortage that led to that decision is starting to get better. It has been nearly six months since cannabis was legalized across Canada. Today, St. Albert has three locations open where...
March 29, 2019Press Release
Spiritleaf Kingston Cannabis Retail Store Opening in Ontario Market on April 1
Calgary, Alberta (March 29, 2019) – Inner Spirit Holdings Ltd. (“Inner Spirit” or “the Company”) (CSE:ISH) is pleased to announce that a Spiritleaf cannabis retail store is set to open at 27 Princess Street in the historic Smith Robinson building in Kingston, Ontario on Monday, April 1. The store is being operated by Daniel Telio,...
March 28, 2019
Ontario Morning from CBC Radio with Wei Chen
Ontario Morning – Thursday March 28, 2018 – Part 2 Listen to this recent interview from CBC Radio! Dave Marino Spiritleaf talks about the preparations to open Kingston’s first legal Cannabis shop. Opening April 1!
March 28, 2019
Cova is the Vital Tech Company Behind Ontario Cannabis Stores Opening April 1st
Cova Software Thursday, March 28, 2019 VANCOUVER, BC / ACCESSWIRE / March 28, 2019 / Cova is the point-of-sale (POS) solution of choice for nearly every major cannabis retailer entering the coveted Ontario market. The key province has proven a serious challenge for private cannabis retail, with elusive licenses, strict regulations, and high expectations. With...
March 27, 2019
In-Store Promotions Present Opportunity for Cannabis Brands to Create Connections
Article by AdCann, March 27, 2019. Marijuana marketing in Canada is only permitted in age-gated settings. What better age-gate than inside of a legal cannabis store? If a consumer is inside of one of these storefronts, they have already shown identification and have expressed an interest in purchasing cannabis products. These new retail locations present an...
March 25, 2019
Touring Kingston’s first Cannabis store
Spiritleaf is set to open its doors on April 1st marking it a historic day for the city of Kingston! Kingston business owner prepares to launch city’s first cannabis store Watch this short video by following here.
March 22, 2019Press Release
Spiritleaf Receives Operating License to Open Cannabis Retail Store in Kingston
Spiritleaf-branded retail store one of first in the province approved by Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario CALGARY, March 22, 2019 /CNW/ – Inner Spirit Holdings Ltd. (“Inner Spirit” or the “Company”) (CSE:ISH) today announced Daniel Telio, one of the initial 25 retail cannabis lottery winners in Ontario as selected by the Alcohol and Gaming Commission...
March 21, 2019
Will Kingston’s ‘joints’ be open on time?
March 22, 2019 By Neil McArtney It’s a race against time to get two pot stores in Kingston ready to open on April 1. “They are working night and day as far as we can tell. And that is what the neighbour businesses report as well,” says Doug Richie, managing director of the Downtown Kingston BIA....
March 18, 2019
Will Ontario cannabis shops be ready for April 1?
For some owners it’s touch and go. By Tara Deschamps March 18, 2019 It’s one of the reasons why he’s (Daniel Telio, Spiritleaf Kingston) “right on track” with construction and training, and already envisioning an opening-day line bigger “than if the Maple Leafs were in the Stanley Cup.” Read the full feature in The Star, click here.
March 16, 2019
2019 MJBEX Nominees Released
Saturday, 16 March 2019 Written by Dan Mason Congrats to Spiritleaf! The Moose Jaw Chamber of Commerce has released this year’s Moose Jaw Business Excellence Awards Finalist nominees, Spiritleaf made the list in the ‘Job Creation’ category. Check back soon for updates. Moose Jaw & District Chamber of Commerce Click the link to read this announcement.
March 15, 2019
Cannabis Weekly Round-Up: Hexo Set to Buy Newstrike
Bryan Mc Govern – March 15th, 2019 The Investing News Network rounds up some of the biggest company and market news in the cannabis market for the past trading week. During the past trading week (March 11 to 15), business consolidation continued its hold of the cannabis space as two Canadian firms are looking to...
March 13, 2019
Hexo Set to Gain Ontario Retail Stake with Newstrike Acquisition
Bryan Mc Govern – March 13th, 2019 Consolidation continues in the marijuana public space as Hexo (NYSE-A:HEXO,TSX:HEXO) buys fellow licensed producer (LP) Newstrike Brands (TSXV:HIP,OTC Pink:NWKRF). On Wednesday (March 13), the two firms confirmed the acquisition plan, with an overall transaction valued at C$263 million, a figure slightly below Newstrike’s market capitalization of C$275.9 million....
February 28, 2019
Better By Design
Better By Design: the Extraordinary Evolution of the Cannabis Dispensary By Rob Hill, February 28, 2019 Not long ago, cannabis dispensaries were functional but hardly stylish. Nowadays, poorly lit establishments selling “pot” from funky jars in shady parts of town are rare. And good riddance. As the industry sheds the trappings of yesteryear, the emergence of...
February 27, 2019
High job standards
BY DAVID WYLIE Want to work in a cannabis store? You need to start training now Once cannabis retailers make it successfully through the stressful process of getting licensed, there’s another challenge looming: Hiring. Sarah Ballantyne and her husband Carson are the Spiritleaf franchisees in Vernon. Sarah’s experience in human resources with the Alberta government has her...
February 25, 2019
Designer boutiques are the future of cannabis retail
Here are the glam shops coming to the city soon BY COURTNEY SHEA | FEBRUARY 25, 2019 Spiritleaf The backstory: Spiritleaf, founded by Darren Bondar in 2017, has 26 locations across Alberta and Saskatchewan, with a view to opening 40 Ontario locations. Read this full article now from Toronto Life.
February 13, 2019
Up Cannabis To launch first Experiential Hub In Ontario Market
FEBRUARY 13, 2019 BY MJ NEWS NETWORK CANADA: Newstrike Brands, and its wholly-owned subsidiary, Up Cannabis Inc., announce that an Up Cannabis “Experiential Hub” will be featured prominently in Ontario’s first Spiritleaf store, expected to be located in Kingston, Ontario, in connection with a retail agreement entered into between Spiritleaf and a Ontario cannabis retail lottery winner. Read more by clicking through to mjnewsnetwork.com.
February 13, 2019
Second of five Eastern Ontario cannabis shops proposed for Kingston
Second of five Eastern Ontario cannabis shops proposed for Kingston — and The Tragically Hip have a connection JACQUIE MILLER Updated: February 13, 2019 A legal cannabis store proposed for downtown Kingston has a connection to iconic Canadian band The Tragically Hip. Follow the link to the ottawacitizen.com for the full article.
February 13, 2019Press Release
Inner Spirit Expanding into Ontario Market with Kingston Location
Spiritleaf-branded retail store expected to open in April 2019 to serve cannabis consumers CALGARY, Alberta (February 13, 2019) – Inner Spirit Holdings Ltd. (“Inner Spirit” or “the Company”) (CSE:ISH) is pleased to announce that its subsidiary, Spirit Leaf Inc. (“SLI”), has entered into an agreement with one of the initial 25 retail cannabis lottery winners...
February 12, 2019
Canada Pot Talks Podcast – Business Updates & Chat
Listen to this episode from the Cannabis Media Collective! This podcast features, Steven Feldman welcomes: Spiritleaf, @ChimeraGenetics & @BarinderRasode Please Share, Retweet & Enjoy! #CanadaPotTalks #Podcast #Cannabiz #SpiritleafCA
February 5, 2019Press Release
Inner Spirit Advances Corporate Store Strategy
Inner Spirit Advances Corporate Store Strategy by Acquiring Cannabis Retail Locations in Calgary and Canmore CALGARY, Alberta (February 5, 2019) – Inner Spirit Holdings Ltd. (“Inner Spirit” or “the Company”) (CSE:ISH) today announced further progress on its corporate store strategy by acquiring additional locations in Calgary and Canmore, Alberta. Inner Spirit is developing a retail...
February 1, 2019
Rules around cannabis promotion are impacting more than just the weed business
Article by Peter Nolan-Smith, dailyhive.com. Feb 01, 2019 The grass isn’t very green on either side of the fence when it comes to promoting cannabis businesses. Neither Health Canada nor two of the largest advertising spaces in Canada, Instagram and Facebook, seem interested in giving room for anyone close to the industry. Read more by following this...
January 28, 2019Press Release
Inner Spirit Receives License for Cannabis Retail Store to Open in Calgary
Spiritleaf store one of 10 approved by Alberta Gaming, Liquor & Cannabis as product inventory grows CALGARY, Alberta (January 28, 2019) – Inner Spirit Holdings Ltd. (“Inner Spirit” or “the Company”) (CSE:ISH) is pleased to announce that one of its franchise partners is expected to open the first Spiritleaf cannabis retail store in Calgary next...
January 21, 2019
Former ski champ and MLA’s son hope to open Castlegar cannabis store next month
Article by John Boivin, Jan. 21, 2019 Felix Belczyk hobbles into the empty store, heading for the light switch. It’s a slow process on crutches. “This broken leg keeps me focused on business instead of looking at the mountains all the time,” he jokes, flipping on the lights to reveal what could soon be Castlegar’s first...
January 20, 2019
Who Came Out on Top in the Ontario Cannabis Licence Lottery?
By Andre Brewer, January 20, 2019. In October of last year, the Canadian Government under Prime Minister Trudeau passed a law to legalize recreational cannabis. Since then the months that followed have been dubbed the “cannabis craze” and “the green rush.” With all the fanfare, each province has put in certain protocols to regulate the distribution...
January 18, 2019
Alberta cannabis company looking to open retail location in Kingston on April 1
By Alexandra Mazur Online Reporter Global News Global Kingston has learned that an Alberta-based cannabis company says they hope to open a retail cannabis store in Kingston in the coming months. “It is our hope and goal to open a Spiritleaf store in Kingston on April 1st,” Darren Bondar, president and CEO of Spiritleaf said...
January 15, 2019
Cannabis store chains court winners of the great Ontario pot store lottery
Article by: JACQUIE MILLER Updated: January 15, 2019 Ottawa Citizen One of the five lucky Eastern Ontario winners of the great pot-shop lottery may open a store on Wellington Street West. It all depends on how negotiations go with the Calgary company that operates the Spiritleaf cannabis store chain. Read the entire article by clicking...
January 14, 2019
STORE SECURITY & EMPLOYEE SAFETY
Published: Jan 14th, 2019 by Cannabisretailer.ca. Author: Danielle Leroux Having the proper security systems and standards in place is key to keeping your premises secure, your employees safe, and your customers happy. Cannabis retail store operators must first ensure they comply with all mandatory security and safety requirements, based on the province they’re operating in. Additional...
January 8, 2019Press Release
Inner Spirit Holdings Provides December 2018 Sales Results
Inner Spirit Holdings Provides December 2018 Sales Results, Year-End Highlights and 2019 Strategy Update CALGARY, Alberta (January 8, 2019) – Inner Spirit Holdings Ltd. (“Inner Spirit” or “the Company”) (CSE:ISH) today provided its December 2018 sales results, recapped its year-end highlights, and delivered a strategy update for 2019. Inner Spirit reported system-wide retail sales of...
January 4, 2019
Cannabis Retailers Fight To Establish Foothold In Ontario
Companies are vying for a slice of Canada’s largest market, but supply shortages, a cap on licences, and hefty upfront costs pose a challenge. By Kieran Delamont • Jan 4, 2019 Imagine a world in which cannabis retail stores are a bit like McDonald’s: wherever you are, in whatever city or province, there always seems...
December 27, 2018
What to expect from brick and mortar cannabis shops in April
Jenny Yuen Published:December 27, 2018 Nearly six months after cannabis was legalized Oct. 17 by the federal government, Ontario prepares for the launch of marijuana sales in brick-and-mortar stores April 1. Read more about what to expect next April in this article from the Toronto Sun.
December 17, 2018
Spiritleaf Is Disrupting The Canadian Cannabis Industry
Canadian Franchise Association Published on Dec 17, 2018 Spiritleaf is taking the Canadian cannabis industry by storm. Franchise Canada TV talks with Dave Marino about Spiritleaf’s origins, the qualities of a successful Spiritleaf franchisee and future expansion plans. Watch the video below!
December 14, 2018
Ottawa city council votes to allow legal Cannabis shops
An article from The Ottawa Citizen, by: JON WILLING Updated: December 14, 2018 Ottawa city council on Thursday voted to allow provincially licensed cannabis retailers to operate in the capital. Read this now by clicking here.
December 10, 2018Press Release
Inner Spirit Holdings Announces First Tranche Closing of Investment Agreement with Tilray and High Park
CALGARY, Alberta (December 10, 2018) – Inner Spirit Holdings Ltd. (“Inner Spirit” or “the Company”) (CSE:ISH) today announced it has closed the first tranche of its previously announced investment agreement (the “Investment Agreement”) with Tilray, Inc. (“Tilray”) (NASDAQ:TLRY) and its wholly owned subsidiary High Park Holdings Ltd. (“High Park”). Pursuant to the closing, Inner Spirit...
December 10, 2018
4 Marijuana Stocks The Market Is Watching On Monday
MarketWatch, December 10, 2018 (ACCESSWIRE via COMTEX) — CORAL GABLES, FL / ACCESSWIRE / December 10, 2018 “Partnerships and cross investments are key strategies we’re using at Inner Spirit to grow our Spiritleaf retail brand and create value for investors in the cannabis market. We see Tilray’s investment as an endorsement of the Spiritleaf store concept...
December 10, 2018
Vancouver’s cannabis store licences to cost 331 times more than Kimberley’s
Glen Korstrom / Business in Vancouver DECEMBER 10, 2018 09:15 AM “There’s a lot of merit to being in a smaller market,” said SpiritLeaf CEO Darren Bondar. “It’s not just the lower business licence fees, but rent, and generally it’s less expensive. If you look at the history of alcohol, often it’s stores in the smaller municipalities...
December 4, 2018
Cannabis retailers aim for stores in the Glebe, Westboro, Elgin Street and Bells Corners
Article from The Ottawa Citizen, by: JACQUIE MILLER Updated: December 4, 2018 A Calgary company creating a chain of cannabis shops called Spiritleaf has also moved into town. It has secured four storefronts in Ottawa, one of them in Bells Corners, said Darren Bondar, chief executive of parent company Inner Spirit Holdings. He declined to...
December 3, 2018Press Release
Inner Spirit Holdings Announces Strategic $4.5 Million Investment and Collaboration with Tilray and High Park
CALGARY, Alberta (December 3, 2018) – Inner Spirit Holdings Ltd. (“Inner Spirit” or “the Company”) (CSE:ISH) today announced it has entered into an investment agreement (the “Investment Agreement”) with Tilray, Inc. (“Tilray”) (NASDAQ:TLRY) and its wholly owned subsidiary High Park Holdings Ltd. (“High Park”) providing for a $4.5 million cross investment between Tilray and Inner...
November 30, 2018Press Release
Inner Spirit Holdings Announces Filing of Q3 Financial Statements and MD&A and Provides Corporate Updates
Company continues to make significant progress on national expansion plans for Spiritleaf Dispensaries CALGARY, Alberta (November 30, 2018) – Inner Spirit Holdings Ltd. (“Inner Spirit” or “the Company”) (CSE:ISH) announced today it has filed its unaudited Interim Financial Statements and corresponding Management’s Discussion and Analysis for the quarter ended September 30, 2018. The filings are...
November 23, 2018
Two Cannabis Retail Locations Approved by Town
Friday, 23 November 2018 10:38 Written by Noel Edey Spiritleaf and Plant Life are the first two cannabis retail outlets receiving approvals from the town for their selected downtown locations. Read this article from Cochrane Now now by clicking the link.
November 20, 2018
Franchising Cannabis stores in Ontario is legal
Last week, the Ontario government released its regulations to the Cannabis License Act, 2018. Cannabis industry stakeholders had been tentatively planning their retail strategies ever since the government previously announced that licensed cannabis producers (LPs) and their “affiliates” would be limited to own one retail store only. Read the full article from The Globe and...
November 15, 2018Press Release
Inner Spirit Holdings Celebrates Opening of First Spiritleaf Locations in Alberta
Inner Spirit Holdings Celebrates Opening of First Spiritleaf Locations in Alberta Spiritleaf Store Set to Open in Saskatchewan this weekend CALGARY, Alberta (November 15, 2018) – In Canada’s dynamic cannabis market, Inner Spirit Holdings Ltd. (“Inner Spirit” or “the Company”) (CSE:ISH) is establishing a chain of recreational cannabis dispensaries under its Spiritleaf brand. The Company recently opened its first two Spiritleaf franchise stores in Brooks and St. Albert, Alberta and...
October 29, 2018Press Release
Inner Spirit Holdings Receives Licenses to Sell Recreational Cannabis
Inner Spirit Holdings Receives Licenses to Sell Recreational Cannabis in Alberta & Saskatchewan and Acquires Additional Corporate Location – First Spiritleaf stores expected to be fully operational and selling recreational cannabis in the next week – CALGARY, Alberta (October 29, 2018) – Inner Spirit Holdings Ltd. (“Inner Spirit” or “the Company”) (CSE:ISH) is pleased to...
October 16, 2018Press Release
Inner Spirit Holdings Provides Corporate Update on Eve of Legalization
CALGARY, Alberta (October 16, 2018) – Inner Spirit Holdings Ltd. (“Inner Spirit” or “the Company”) (CSE:ISH) is pleased to provide an update on its progress over the last 18 months in anticipation of opening its first Spiritleaf corporate and franchise recreational cannabis dispensaries in the coming weeks. The Company also announces the opening of its flagship...
October 16, 2018
Full financial effect of Canada’s recreational Cannabis
Full financial effect of Canada’s recreational marijuana ‘soft launch’ may be years away Published October 16, 2018 | By Matt Lamers When Canada becomes the first Group of Seven country to legalize recreational cannabis on Wednesday, market observers say it will amount to a “soft launch,” with the full financial effect of this multibillion-dollar industry still years from...
October 7, 2018
FRANCHISE CANADA SHOW
Spiritleaf is attending this year’s Franchise Canada Show! Canada’s ultimate franchise exhibition and official show of the Canadian Franchise Association OCTOBER 13 & 14, 2018 | 11 A.M. – 5 P.M. ENERCARE CENTRE – HALL D, EXHIBITION PLACE TORONTO Get event details and to purchase tickets, follow the link. See us at booth #519.
October 6, 2018
School of Retailing
RETAILWEEK helps students and professionals across Canada learn more about the diversity of the retailing sector. The career fair will be in the Business Atrium on Tuesday, October 16. Well attended by BCom and MBA students, the Career Fair allows students to explore options for summer internships and permanent roles. To register or for more information, please...
October 5, 2018
The buzz about online Cannabis shopping
The buzz about online pot shopping By JOSEPH HALL Cannabis Reporter Fri., Oct. 5, 2018 The answers to your cannabis queries could come in the form of questions when the province’s online pot store flickers to life on Oct. 17. The Ontario Cannabis Store website, details of which will be unveiled in the coming days, will guide...
September 26, 2018
Lift & Co. to Train Cannabis Staff for Calgary-based National Retailer Spiritleaf
Lift & Co. to Train Cannabis Staff for Calgary-based National Retailer Spiritleaf Specialty cannabis franchisor Spiritleaf to provide Lift & Co’s turn-key retail training certification to franchise owners and managers of retail stores across Canada CALGARY and TORONTO, September 26, 2018 – Lift & Co. Corp. (“Lift & Co.” or the “Company”) (TSXV:LIFT) today announced...
September 25, 2018Press Release
Inner Spirit Holdings Announces Corporate Spiritleaf Stores in Calgary and Edmonton
Inner Spirit Holdings Announces Corporate Spiritleaf Stores in Calgary and Edmonton 20 Spiritleaf locations across Alberta and Saskatchewan currently under construction CALGARY, Alberta (September 25, 2018) – Inner Spirit Holdings Ltd. (“Inner Spirit” or “the Company”) (CSE:ISH), a specialty retailer and franchisor establishing recreational cannabis dispensaries across Canada under the Spiritleaf brand, today announced that...
September 23, 2018
CFA Franchise Law Day
CFA Franchise Law Day will provide critical insights into the most pressing legal developments facing Canada’s thriving yet highly competitive franchise environment. Join franchise lawyers Debi Sutin, Frank Robinson and Chad Finkelstein, and Darren Bondar, CEO of recreational cannabis retail franchise Spiritleaf! Thursday, September 27 at 8:30 AM – 5 PM at the Old Mill...
September 14, 2018
Inner Spirit Holdings Ltd (CNSX:ISH) CEO Does Interview on the Midas Letter
Inner Spirit Holdings Ltd (CNSX:ISH) is a retail and franchising company with its own recreational dispensary brand, Spirit Leaf. Inner Spirit Holdings is the first franchise model within the cannabis retail space with significant industry partnerships. President and CEO Darren Bondar notes one such partnership is with Newstrike Brands Ltd(CVE:HIP) (OTCMKTS:NWKRF) (FRA:0N8), the company with a strategic...
September 13, 2018Press Release
Inner Spirit Holdings Makes Strategic Investment in High Times Holdings Corp.
CALGARY, Alberta (September 13, 2018) – Inner Spirit Holdings Ltd. (“Inner Spirit” or “the Company”) (CSE:ISH), a specialty retailer and franchisor establishing recreational cannabis dispensaries across Canada under the Spiritleaf brand, today announced that it has made a strategic investment in High Times Holdings Corp. (“High Times”), acquiring 10,000 shares of High Times for $110,000USD....
September 9, 2018
The HempFest Cannabis Expo
The Expo will feature presentations from, and discussions with top industry leaders. Exhibitors showcasing industry-related products and services include licensed producers, dispensaries, cannabis paraphernalia retailers, nutrient and soil companies, hydroponics manufacturers, medical clinics, health and wellness providers to name a few. HempFest Cannabis Expo welcomes exhibitors and guests from across Canada and beyond, to join us at one of our Canadian...
September 2, 2018
Inner Spirit Holdings is Taking its Cannabis Retail Franchise Model Across Canada
An exclusive article by Carrie Pallardy, by New Cannabis Ventures. Exclusive Interview with Inner Spirit Holdings President and CEO Darren Bondar Inner Spirit Holdings, the first retail cannabis company to become a member of the Canadian Franchise Association, has plans to open as many as 200 locations throughout Canada. President and CEO Darren Bondar gave New...
September 2, 2018
The Franchise Expo
Come to Canada’s Largest “Own Your Own Business” Event! Your only opportunity to see and compare all your full and part-time business ownership options under one roof! – Save Hundreds of Hours of Research Time! Make More Money: Franchising is the EASY Way to Own a Business Buying a franchise or proven business opportunity eliminates all the hard work...
August 30, 2018Press Release
Inner Spirit Holdings Files Second Quarter 2018 Financial Statements
Inner Spirit Holdings Files Second Quarter 2018 Financial Statements And Provides Corporate Update CALGARY, Alberta (August 30, 2018) – Inner Spirit Holdings Ltd. (“Inner Spirit” or “the Company”) (CSE:ISH), a specialty retailer and franchisor establishing recreational cannabis dispensaries across Canada under the Spiritleaf brand, today announced the filing of its financial statements and management’s discussion and...
August 20, 2018
Why Social Responsibility is in Our Spirit
Why Social Responsibility is in Our Spirit: CEO of cannabis retailer explains Aug 20, 2018 New cannabis business Spiritleaf has made a conscious decision to weave social responsibility into their company from day one. By pledging to support the Downie Wenjack Fund and other initiatives, the company is leading the way in showing how businesses can use...
August 20, 2018
We Have the Experience to Create an Award-winning Franchise
Inner Spirit CEO: We Have the Experience to Create an Award-winning Franchise Investing News Network – August 20th, 2018 Inner Spirit Holdings (CSE:ISH) CEO Darren Bondar outlines the company’s proprietary brands and strategic partnerships. In the interview below, Bondar explains how the company’s low-CAPEX business model allows it to give back to the communities in which it...
August 17, 2018
Who will sell cannabis in Ontario?
A look at the companies that are hoping to set up shop in the province in April. By Josh Kolm Many details of the Ontario government’s move to privatise sales of recreational cannabis are still largely undecided, with consultations with industry stakeholders set to begin next week. Despite the unknown, the size of the Ontario market has nonetheless proven to...
August 15, 2018
Inner Spirit Holdings Establishes Toronto Office
Inner Spirit Holdings Establishes Toronto office to Pursue Franchise & Corporate Opportunities in Ontario, Potentially Doubling Spiritleaf’s Footprint – Inner Spirit opens Ontario office and franchise sales following announcement of the Provincial Government’s plans to permit privatized retail of recreational cannabis – TORONTO, Ontario (August 15, 2018) – Inner Spirit Holdings Ltd. (“Inner Spirit” or...
August 14, 2018
Alberta Cannabis companies eyeing Ontario
Alberta cannabis companies eyeing Ontario following announcement of private sale regime By BRENNAN DOHERTY Tues., Aug. 14, 2018 CALGARY—Two major Alberta-based cannabis companies are already scouting locations for stores in Ontario by next April, when the government expects to launch its newly-announced private brick-and-mortar cannabis sales regime. Spiritleaf CEO Darren Bondar said his company will formally announce...
August 14, 2018
No limits on number of Cannabis licences to be issued by city
No limits on number of pot licences to be issued by city BY DAYLA LAHRING AUG 14, 2018 The city has opened the floodgates for pot shops. Since 9 a.m. this morning, potential cannabis retailers have been able to submit cannabis application packages to the City of St. Albert. Read more in this article from the St...
August 13, 2018Press Release
Inner Spirit Holdings Provides Update
Inner Spirit Holdings Provides Update on Progress to Position Itself as a Leader in the Legalized Canadian Recreational Cannabis Market – Spirit Leaf Inc franchise partners receive first 10 conditional development permits – CALGARY, Alberta (August 13, 2018) – Inner Spirit Holdings Ltd. (“Inner Spirit” or “the Company”) (CSE:ISH) today provided an update on its...
August 13, 2018
Ontario will rely on private sector to sell recreational Cannabis
By ROB FERGUSON, Queen’s Park BureauMITCH POTTER, Foreign Affairs Writer Mon., Aug. 13, 2018 Premier Doug Ford is giving up Ontario’s monopoly on weed, opening sales of recreational cannabis to private stores by April 1 in a dramatic shift that will make this province the biggest prize for Canada’s emerging legal marijuana industry. The move scraps the...
August 13, 2018
Ontario scraps government monopoly
Ontario scraps government monopoly, adopts private retail plan for adult-use cannabis market Published August 13, 2018 | By Matt Lamers Ontario’s new retail framework for recreational cannabis will start with online-only sales when legalization takes effect Oct. 17, with a network of privately owned stores expected to be in place by April 1. The new retail plan, first reported...
August 9, 2018
SUGARBUD CRAFT GROWERS CORP. PROVIDES UPDATE
Relentless appoints CEO and VP of growing operations 2018-08-09 21:15 ET – News Release Mr. Craig Kolochuk reports SUGARBUD CRAFT GROWERS CORP. PROVIDES UPDATE REGARDING MANAGEMENT CHANGES AND ADDITIONS, FUNDING OF CANNABIS OPERATIONS, INSIDER PARTICIPATION IN RIGHTS OFFERING, INVESTMENT IN INNER SPIRIT HOLDINGS LTD. AND ANNOUNCES OPTION GRANT SugarBud Craft Growers Corp., previously Relentless Resources...
August 7, 2018
Flow Capital Congratulates Inner Spirit Holdings on Its IPO
TORONTO, Aug. 07, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Flow Capital Corp. (“Flow Capital” and “Flow”) wishes to congratulate Inner Spirit Holdings Ltd. (“Inner Spirit”) on its successful listing on the Canadian Securities Exchange (“CSE”). Inner Spirit’s common shares began trading effective at the market open on August 1, 2018 under the symbol ISH. Inner Spirit is...
August 7, 2018
Newstrike Brands (HIP) Inner Spirit Could Give it a Leg Up
Newstrike Brands Ltd. (TSXV:HIP) and Inner Spirit Holdings have entered into a strategic alliance agreement for the retail distribution of Up Cannabis Inc. products. Find out the details in this article from SmallCapPow.
July 31, 2018Press Release
Inner Spirit Holdings Closes Initial Public Offering
Inner Spirit Holdings Closes Initial Public Offering, Concurrent Private Placements and Announces Commencement of Trading on the Canadian Securities Exchange CALGARY, Alberta (July 31, 2018) – Inner Spirit Holdings Ltd. (“Inner Spirit” or “the Company”), is pleased to announce that it has closed its initial public offering (the “IPO”). The Company closed on the maximum...
July 23, 2018Press Release
Inner Spirit Holdings Increases Size of Previously Announced Initial Public Offering
Shareholder Update – Inner Spirit Holdings Increases Size of Previously Announced Initial Public Offering and Files Final Prospectus NEWS PROVIDED BY Inner Spirit Holdings CALGARY, July 23, 2018 /CNW/ – Inner Spirit Holdings Ltd. (“Inner Spirit” or “the Company”), a specialty retailer and franchisor establishing recreational cannabis dispensaries in British Columbia (“BC”), Alberta and Saskatchewan under the Spiritleaf brand, today announced that...
June 23, 2018
Inner Spirit ready to enter retail Cannabis market
By Mario Toneguzzi on June 21, 2018, calgarysbusiness.ca. President Darren Bondar explains why it’s important to carry on the reconciliation legacy of Gord Downie while building a new business. Read the full article by following the link to calgarysbusiness.ca!
June 21, 2018
Calgary’s budding cannabis retailers can move forward as legalization date set
CALGARY—Calgary’s would-be marijuana entrepreneurs have a clearer idea of when they might be able to open up shop as legislation to legalize recreational marijuana cleared an important hurdle this week. On Tuesday, the Senate passed Bill C-45 and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced Wednesday that marijuana will be legal in Canada as of Oct. 17. ...
June 7, 2018Press Release
Inner Spirit Holdings is Honored to Support the Gord Downie & Chanie Wenjack Fund
Inner Spirit Holdings is Honored to Support the Gord Downie & Chanie Wenjack Fund – Inner Spirit will commemorate the legacy of The Tragically Hip’s Gord Downie with a charitable commitment to the Gord Downie & Chanie Wenjack Fund, and a Legacy Room in support of reconciliation – CALGARY, Alberta (June 4, 2018) – Inner...
June 4, 2018
The Canadian Cannabis Summit
Spiritleaf is excited to be attending this years summit! The Canadian Cannabis Summit is the first conference in Western Canada to bring together medical and therapeutic professionals, policymakers and law enforcement, investment and business strategists, innovation, technology and community leaders. Gain a competitive and comprehensive perspective of the emerging cannabis industry essential for budding or seasoned...
May 26, 2018
TakeStock Conferences 2018
See you at the TakeStock Investor Forum! TSC’s mission is to connect public and emerging private companies with key influencers and investors, providing a platform for networking, education and growth. Our series of Investor Forums takes place three times a year in Calgary, giving an excellent opportunity for a select group of companies to meet...
May 23, 2018Press Release
Newstrike to Make Strategic Investment in Retail Distribution
– Investment Agreement with Inner Spirit provides for cross-ownership interests and companion agreement for distribution and brand presence – TORONTO, May 23, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Newstrike Resources Ltd.(TSXV:HIP) (“Newstrike” or the “Company”) is pleased to announce that it has entered into an investment agreement with Inner Spirit Holdings Ltd. (“Inner Spirit”) dated May 22,...
May 14, 2018
AGLC launches employee training to sell Cannabis
Working in a pot shop won’t be as easy as handing in a resume and a list of references. Potential employees will now have to go through an online training program before they set foot behind the counter. Follow the link to read the full article by stalbertgazette.com.
May 8, 2018
The Spiritleaf team, franchise members and strategic partners are gathering together to meet and celebrate the end of prohibition! There will be presentations on the Spiritleaf brand, our social presence, educational training, human resources, store design, the point of sale system, accounting software and payroll. We have it all! If you are posting on social...
April 28, 2018
Arcview International Investor Forum
In a few months, Canada will become the first G7 country to legalize cannabis. Investors have responded, pouring money into the sector and sending the stock prices of Canadian companies into the stratosphere. Now flush with cash, Canadian-listed companies are looking beyond the modestly-sized Canadian market for global opportunities and turning their attention to...
April 22, 2018
The Cannabis & Hemp Expo Edmonton
April 28 & 29, 2018 EDMONTON EXPO CENTRE Spiritleaf is excited to be attending The Cannabis & Hemp Expo happening in Edmonton! A GROUND-BREAKING, LEADING EDGE CONSUMER TRADE SHOW. a ‘can’t-miss’ event! Get full event details and purchase tickets by following the link!
April 16, 2018Press Release
Inner Spirit Holdings Ltd. Files Preliminary Prospectus for Initial Public Offering
Inner Spirit Holdings Ltd. Files Preliminary Prospectus for Initial Public Offering / NOT FOR DISTRIBUTION TO U.S. NEWSWIRE SERVICES OR FOR DISSEMINATION IN THE UNITED STATES. ANY FAILURE TO COMPLY WITH THIS RESTRICTION MAY CONSTITUTE A VIOLATION OF U.S. SECURITIES LAWS / CALGARY, Alberta (April 16, 2018) — Inner Spirit Holdings Ltd. (“Inner Spirit” or...
April 15, 2018
The Calgary Underground Film Festival (CUFF)
The Calgary Underground Film Festival (CUFF) is a film festival held annually in Calgary, Alberta, Canada for 7 days. Founded in 2003, Calgary Underground Film Festival is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to programming films that defy convention. Through the screening of contemporary works in various categories that include: feature, documentary, animation and shorts – CUFF brings Calgarians a unique...
April 10, 2018
Spiritleaf is Speaking at CannabisCON!
We are speaking at #CannabisCon! Cannabis Canada Forums is a 2-day event including a business-focused day followed by a consumer-focused day on Saturday. Attendees will receive information, expert insight, and hear directly from the government, industry, and medical professionals. We are thrilled to be speaking at this event and hope you can join as...
April 8, 2018
Cannabis Canada Forums Edmonton
Cannabis Canada Forums & #CannabisCON Join Spiritleaf at the forum! Cannabis Canada Forums is a two-day event including a business-focused day on Friday (Forums) followed by a consumer-focused day on Saturday (#CannabisCON). Between these two days, you are going to get a lot of answers to a lot of questions from experts in the field....
April 1, 2018
The Cannabis & Hemp Expo Calgary
April 7 & 8, 2018 BMO Centre, Stampede Park Spiritleaf is attending The Cannabis & Hemp Expo in Calgary! This is an important step in showing the world the professionalism and maturity of the expanding cannabis industry. By getting involved you’ll be joining leading businesses from around the globe showcasing some of the best products and...
March 13, 2018Press Release
Inner Spirit Holdings Ltd. Launches New Company Website
CALGARY, Alberta (March 13, 2018) — Inner Spirit Holdings Ltd. (“Inner Spirit” or “the Company”), a specialty retailer and franchisor establishing recreational cannabis dispensaries across Canada under the Spiritleaf brand, today launched its new corporate website: www.innerspiritholdings.com. Having achieved significant franchising, financing and strategic partnership milestones, while growing a portfolio of proprietary brands, The Company...
February 25, 2018
Cannabis Canada Forums
We are speaking at #CannabisCon! Cannabis Canada Forums is a 2-day event including a business-focused day followed by a consumer-focused day on Saturday. Attendees will receive information, expert insight, and hear directly from the government, industry, and medical professionals. We are thrilled to be speaking at this event and hope you can join as we...
February 8, 2018Press Release
Inner Spirit Holdings Ltd. Closes 4.5m Private Placement and Strategic Investments
Private Placement and Strategic Investments Totalling Approximately $4.5 Million Position Specialty Retailer and Franchisor Spiritleaf for July 2018 Recreational Cannabis Legalization CALGARY, Feb. 8, 2018 /CNW/ – Inner Spirit Holdings Ltd. (“Inner Spirit” or “the Company”), a specialty retailer and franchisor establishing recreational cannabis dispensaries across Canada under the Spiritleaf brand, today closed the final tranche of its previously announced private placement (the “Private...
January 23, 2018Press Release
Grenville Strategic Royalty Announces Equity Investment Increase to 13% in Cannabis Business – Inner Spirit Holdings
Grenville Strategic Royalty Announces Equity Investment Increase to 13% in Cannabis Business – Inner Spirit. Grenville’s $1 million investment in Watch It! converted to 10 million shares of Inner Spirit. TORONTO, Jan. 22, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Grenville Strategic Royalty Corp. (TSXV:GRC) (“Grenville” or the “Company”) today announced it has reached an agreement with Inner...