The Canadian Socialized Economic System and Bev-Alc History Will Prevent Rec Cannabis Retail From Becoming An Oligopoly

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Respectfully, Mitchell Osak is likely incorrect in his assessment of where recreational cannabis retail is going in Canada - it...

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Posted by Rob McPherson (Discussions: 1, Comments: 12)
Replied on May 11, 2018 12:00 am
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Do you know who will make a great recreational cannabis retailer?
- is it an LP (or coop of LP's), who has never operated a retail business, and who will put themselves in direct competition with the other retailers they need to support them, or
- a current retailer expert in selling a regulated consumer good in Canada, who can leverage their back-of-house supply chain and front-of-house operational experience...
I will let you decide:
http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/edmonton/alberta-canada-cannabis-liquor-store-aurora-1.4657870
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Posted by Rob McPherson (Discussions: 1, Comments: 12)
Replied on May 10, 2018 8:00 pm
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Rob - it makes lots of sense doesn't it? Since it does mirror the bev-alc sector already and cannabis is - and will probably continue - 'taking' from it, it's logical to conclude that it wouldn't be oligopolistic when coming out as retail. On top, as you state, you have the same govt officials involved with cannabis retail. The alcohol industry and govt.... another horse and carriage machinery. Interesting, but not a surprise, that Loblaws has just introduced itself in NL to become a licensed cannabis retailer. Lastly, in the insert you provided, when one recognizes the name change - Alcanna, and its' board and their connections to bev-alc/govt - along with the intro of a powerhouse such as Anheuser Busch, he or she can can realize that the 'jury' has already reached a verdict. Excellent post.
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Posted by Tony Conflitti (Discussions: 0, Comments: 50)
Replied on May 11, 2018 8:00 pm
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He’s right. By permitting provinces to dictate they revert to their DNA. Innovation isn’t their strong suit.
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Posted by Renee M Gagnon (Discussions: 0, Comments: 10)
Replied on May 11, 2018 8:00 pm
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Rob's comment reflect a bev-alc time warp and is out of sync with how provincial governments are looking at this NEW market. I know this through personal experience. They understand they will not have a choice but to open up the retail market if they want to capture tax revenues, ensure access etc.. The Newfoundland government has already accepted this by allowing Dominion stores to retail Cannabis. Rob Ford has promised this in Ontario, and he is leading in the polls.
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Posted by Mitchell Osak (Discussions: 0, Comments: 1)
Replied on May 12, 2018 8:00 pm
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Big Dope will not control the retail space any more than Budwieser controls the beer space (side note: ever notice how easy the name Budweiser would slip into the cannabis space:). Look at all the craft products sitting beside the cans of Budweiser at the local retailer. At the end of the day, the consumer controls the retail space.
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Posted by James Durward (Discussions: 1, Comments: 3)
Replied on May 12, 2018 8:00 pm
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Mitch - LCL may well get some stores in Nfld - if that equals the big chains taking over recreational cannabis, then you are right. But, if it equals a big chain having a small piece of the recreational cannabis retail market, then one could suggest you are not.
Bottom line - rec cannabis will not go the way of traditional grocery for at least 10 years - the gov't has already shown their hand with the small growers and small processors designations. You will see the same in recreational cannabis retail (I am unsure of your "personal experience" - you must regale me) exacerbated by the influence of the dispensaries.
I am happy to make a wager - let me know
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Posted by Rob McPherson (Discussions: 1, Comments: 12)
Replied on May 12, 2018 8:00 pm
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From the AGLC website:
"While Health Canada oversees the licensing of cannabis producers in Canada, the AGLC will be responsible for the wholesale and distribution of retail cannabis products. We will ensure the online system and licensed private retailers meet the regulatory rules for cannabis. The AGLC will buy product from federally licensed producers and distribute it to licensed private retailers and to the public through the online store. The distribution system will be like what Alberta has for liquor with no preferential distribution based on location."

Sounds a lot like it's coming from the "bev-alc time warp"....
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Posted by Rob McPherson (Discussions: 1, Comments: 12)
Replied on May 14, 2018 8:00 pm
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