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This Week in Cannabis Retail: August 19, 2022

Jay Rosenthal
August 22, 2022

Welcome to our wrap-up of Episode 5 of This Week in Cannabis Retail.

Here’s what you need to know this week

It's a state we don’t often talk about when it comes to cannabis, but this week, North Dakota qualified a measure for its November ballot to legalize cannabis.

On Saturday, August 13th, Team Dutchie was on-site for the grand opening Cookies in Miami, Florida. It followed a busy week last week as two ballot measures are circulating in that state for the 2024 ballot—one with significant funding from Trulieve.

According to a poll conducted by Dallas Morning News and the University of Texas at Tyler, 72% of voters in Texas support legalizing medical cannabis. What's more, 67% of Republican respondents reported backing medical cannabis initiatives.

Canadian cannabis retailers in British Columbia and Ontario are dealing with a high level of distress as provincial wholesalers in both locations are dealing with ongoing service disruptions. In Ontario, it’s because of a cyber attack on a vendor and in BC it is because of a strike.

From an expert

Almost immediately after introducing the Cannabis Administration and Opportunity Act, Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer headed to the Bronx for a launch event at The Bronx Cannabis Hub.

We caught up with Desmon Lewis to hear more about The Bronx Cannabis Hub, its mission, and to discuss New York’s approach to cannabis legalization.

What’s next?

In support of the ongoing service interruptions in British Columbia and Ontario, last Friday, we hosted an informative webinar for cannabis retailers: Navigating Service Interruptions in the Ontario and BC Cannabis Markets.

  • August 26th-27th: Dutchie will exhibiting at the The New York Cannabis and Hemp Convention in Albany. If you're at the show, stop by booth #710 and let's connect! For those paying really close attention, that's booth #710. No detail is too small for our events team!
  • August 31st: We'll be hosting How to Build Your Cannabis Business in Illinois, in partnership with our friends at Grown In. Trust us—if you're in IL and thinking of opening a cannabis dispensary, you won't want to miss this one!
  • September 8th: We'll be going live with our very first insurance webinar, A Beginner's Guide to Cannabis Business Insurance. Register on LinkedIn to reserve your seat today.

Check out all upcoming Dutchie events and register today visit and follow us on LinkedIn to stay informed of our upcoming webinars and generally stay connected.

We'll see you back here on Friday!

About the author
Jay Rosenthal
Lead Content Producer @ Dutchie