RavenQuest BioMed CEO George Robinson courted controversy when he boasted on Twitter that after harvest, his company was yielding “55 grams per plant. Every RQB is exceeding our expectations.” He enclosed a photo of harvested bud, and growers were quick to comment it looked harvested too early and that 55 grams per plant was not an impressive yield.
- Responding to one user who said, “That doesn’t look finished or sugary” Robinson lashed out in a now-deleted tweet, saying, “…said the Train Set Hobbyist [sic] to the railway company […] Do you paint cute little moustaches onto your conductors too?”
- Robinson challenged a MED grower known as El Capitan to show his work, and when El Capitan did he posted a picture of a lush plant that yielded 167.5 grams, Robinson responded, “Honestly this will be the end of this discussion. Looks like your bedroom.”
- Grower Travis Lane said, ” Home growers helped bring legalization to Canada. They care about cannabis, so RBQ insults them. Orbital gardens are a flawed gimmick, and that harvest looks like garbage.”
- The Global Cannabis Partnership formally launched during the World Cannabis Congress in St John, NB last week. The body was established in order to set “social responsibility” standards for the sector.
Financial Post, Cannabis Now
- Alberta, leading the country with 136 REC retailers, is celebrating its clear lack of supply shortage by speeding its licensing process up from 5 to 10 new stores per week. Albertan head shops worry they’re going to be put out of business by an ever-growing number of stores that sell everything they do—plus the cannabis to consume with it.
Globe and Mail—Paywall, The Star
- Customers lined up for the opening of Fort McMurray, AB’s first REC store, which served 400 in two hours in the 66,600-person mining community.
CBC Edmonton, GrowthOp