Aurora Sponsors Cannabis Amnesty to Support Next Phase of Cannabis Advocacy

Aurora赞助大麻大赦以支持下一阶段的大麻宣传

2021-11-22 03:43:00 Business Times

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EDMONTON, Alberta, Nov. 22, 2021 – Press Release – Aurora Cannabis Inc., a Canadian company focused on defining the future of cannabinoids worldwide, announced a renewed sponsorship of Cannabis Amnesty in support of its advocacy work, calling for blanket pardons to all individuals for the offence of simple possession of cannabis. The sponsorship will support Cannabis Amnesty's campaign to right these historical wrongs—especially the impact on racialized communities. Over half a million Canadians still have criminal records for simply possessing cannabis; creating barriers to meaningful work, volunteering and travel. "As a proudly Canadian company, Aurora values our roots in advocating for cannabis record pardons with Cannabis Amnesty," Aurora CEO Miguel Martin said. "We have a responsibility to those communities who have been disproportionately impacted. Canadians, or anyone for that matter, shouldn't be burdened with a criminal record for a minor, non-harmful act that is no longer a crime." The $50,000 contribution from Aurora will enable Cannabis Amnesty to enhance its operations, facilitating the non-profit advocacy group’s ability to directly engage with and support communities harmed by cannabis prohibition. A portion of the funds will go toward the hiring of Cannabis Amnesty's first full-time staff member, in collaboration with TOQi Technologies Ltd., to lead the next phase of cannabis advocacy. This includes calling for pardons and cannabis record expungement with a focus on the disproportionate criminal records still held by racialized communities in Canada and working in the community to provide pardon resources directly to individuals. "Aurora's Cannabis Amnesty sponsorship demonstrates leadership within the cannabis industry, taking a step forward to address the social inequities of cannabis prohibition," Cannabis Amnesty Founder Annamaria Enenajor said. "Cannabis Amnesty looks forward to working with Aurora to help influence policy for the better and continue the call for cannabis record expungement here in Canada.” MIAMI, Florida, November 22, 2021 - PRESS RELEASE - Ayr Wellness Inc. (Ayr), a vertically-integrated cannabis multistate operator, has agreed to acquire Gentle Ventures, LLC (Dispensary 33) and certain of its affiliates that collectively own and operate two licensed retail dispensaries in Chicago, Ill. "In any market where we operate, our goal is to develop scale and meaningful presence," said Jonathan Sandelman, Ayr founder, chairman and CEO. "Today's announcement builds on our existing foundation in Illinois, which we began building just a few months ago with the proposed acquisition of two stores in Quincy, Illinois. Since then, we have sought opportunities to deepen our presence, beginning with our social equity partner, Land of Lincoln, which was selected for a dispensary license in Bloomington, and today's proposed acquisition of Dispensary 33 in Chicago, which, when completed, will give us a presence in two of Chicago's most desirable neighborhoods. We will continue to seek opportunities to expand in Illinois." Dispensary 33 operates two locations in Chicago, one on the lively N Clark Street in Andersonville, and the other on W Randolph Street in West Loop, a former industrial meatpacking district that has become one of Chicago's most popular neighborhoods for restaurants, nightlife and hospitality.     Green Dragon, a multistate cannabis operator, opened its 16th dispensary location last week in Fort Collins, Colo., through purchasing the existing Choice Organics license. The Fort Collins-based dispensary will offer medical and adult-use products and include brands like Fuel, Le Remedie, Magnus, Sugar High and Tropix, Cannabis Dispensary previously reported. Alex Levine, Green Dragon chief development officer, told Cannabis Business Times and Cannabis Dispensary that the company has wanted to expand to the northern Colorado area for a while, but an opportunity didn't present itself until now. Below, Cannabis Business Times and Cannabis Dispensary spoke with Levine about the company's expansion and the process of doing so through acquiring an existing license versus winning one through the application process. Andriana Ruscitto: Can you talk a little bit about Green Dragon's recent expansion and the opening of its 16th retail location in Fort Collins? What are some of the different features the dispensary will have? Alex Levine: So, we're super excited to be in Fort Collins. It's a market that we've been looking at for quite some time, [and] we're very happy to be a part of it finally. Basically, this store is recreational, and it also has medical. We're being super competitive with our pricing. We're [also doing] a lot of exciting design changes [to that] location. So, it's going to be a pretty cool-looking dispensary soon. We're kind of in the planning stages of that, but we're very excited for what that store [will] look like.
艾伯塔省埃德蒙顿,2021年11月22日--新闻稿--专注于定义全球大麻素未来的加拿大公司极光大麻公司(Aurora Cannabis Inc.)宣布再次赞助大麻大赦,以支持其宣传工作,呼吁全面赦免所有简单持有大麻的人。这项赞助将支持大麻大赦国际纠正这些历史错误的运动--特别是对种族主义社区的影响。 超过50万加拿大人仍然有仅仅拥有大麻的犯罪记录;给有意义的工作、志愿服务和旅行制造障碍。 极光首席执行官米格尔·马丁(Miguel Martin)表示:“作为一家自豪的加拿大公司,极光重视我们倡导大麻大赦记录赦免的根源。”“我们对那些受到不成比例影响的社区有责任。加拿大人,或者任何在这方面的人,都不应该因不再是犯罪的轻微、无害行为而背负犯罪记录。” 极光的50000美元捐款将使大麻大赦国际能够加强其业务,促进非营利倡导团体直接接触和支持受大麻禁令伤害的社区的能力。一部分资金将用于与托奇技术有限公司合作,雇佣大麻大赦国际的第一名全职工作人员,领导下一阶段的大麻宣传工作。这包括呼吁赦免和清除大麻记录,重点是加拿大种族主义社区仍然持有的不成比例的犯罪记录,并在社区中努力直接向个人提供赦免资源。 大麻大赦国际创始人安娜玛丽亚·埃内纳乔说:“奥罗拉的大麻大赦国际赞助展示了大麻行业的领导地位,为解决大麻禁令的社会不平等迈出了一步。”“大麻大赦国际期待与奥罗拉合作,帮助更好地影响政策,并继续呼吁在加拿大消除大麻记录。” 佛罗里达州迈阿密,2021年11月22日--新闻稿--纵向一体化的大麻多州运营商艾尔健康公司(Ayr)已同意收购温和风险投资有限责任公司(药房33)及其某些附属公司,这些公司在伊利诺伊州芝加哥集体拥有和经营两家特许零售药房。 Ayr创始人、董事长兼首席执行官乔纳森·桑德尔曼(Jonathan Sandelman)表示:“在我们运营的任何市场,我们的目标都是发展规模和有意义的业务。”“今天的声明建立在我们在伊利诺伊州现有的基础上,就在几个月前,我们开始在伊利诺伊州昆西收购两家商店。从那以后,我们一直在寻找机会深化我们的业务,首先是我们的社会公平合作伙伴林肯之地,该公司被选为布鲁明顿的药房许可证,以及今天拟议的对芝加哥33号药房的收购,该收购完成后,将使我们在芝加哥两个最理想的社区拥有业务。我们将继续寻找在伊利诺伊州扩张的机会。” 33号药房在芝加哥经营着两个地方,一个在安德森维尔热闹的N克拉克街,另一个在西环路的W伦道夫街,西环路是一个前工业肉类包装区,现已成为芝加哥最受欢迎的餐馆、夜生活和酒店社区之一。 多州大麻运营商绿龙(Green Dragon)上周通过购买现有的Choice Organics许可证,在科罗拉多州柯林斯堡(Fort Collins)开设了第16家药房。 总部位于柯林斯堡的药房将提供医疗和成人使用的产品,包括燃料、乐雷梅迪、马格努斯、高糖和托匹克斯等品牌,大麻药房此前曾报道。 绿龙首席发展官亚历克斯·莱文(Alex Levine)告诉《大麻商业时报》(Cannabis Business Times)和《大麻药房》(Cannabis Pharmary),该公司一段时间以来一直想向科罗拉多州北部地区扩张,但直到现在才出现机会。 下面,《大麻商业时报》和《大麻药房》与莱文讨论了该公司的扩张,以及通过获得现有许可证与通过申请过程赢得许可证的过程。 安德里亚娜·鲁西托:你能谈谈绿龙最近的扩张和在柯林斯堡开设的第16个零售点吗?药房将有哪些不同的功能? 亚历克斯·莱文:所以,我们非常兴奋能来到柯林斯堡。这是一个我们已经关注了很长时间的市场,我们非常高兴最终成为其中的一部分。基本上,这家店是娱乐性的,它也有医疗。我们的价格非常有竞争力。我们也在对那个地方做了很多令人兴奋的设计改变。所以,它很快就会成为一个看起来很酷的药房。我们正处于规划阶段,但我们对这家店的样子感到非常兴奋。

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