The HempFest Cannabis Expo—Edmonton’s first since recreational cannabis was legalized—looked a little different this weekend.
“The demographics haven’t changed,” noticed Barry Davidson, 3 Sixty Secure’s director of strategic engagement, “but the people who are taking it seriously have.”
October ushered in unlimited opportunity for entrepreneurs.
“Legalization has opened the doors to a lot of businesses,” said Lucas Norrie of Ookeoo, a line of discreet cannabis storage products.
“This could go global, so if we get in early with Canada being a front runner, the sky is the limit.”
And while Canada is among the world’s pot pioneers, Alberta is leading the nation.
According to Alberta Gaming, Liquor and Cannabis, the province has 75 licensed retailers—more than any other jurisdiction in the country.
“We have some of the top…