Largest Alberta-Based Cannabis Retailer Welcomes Legislation to Shift Cannabis E-Commerce to Private Sector

CALGARY, AB, Nov. 4, 2021 /PRNewswire/ – Higher Tide Inc. (“Higher Tide” or the “Organization”) (TSXV: HITI) (Nasdaq: HITI) (FSE: 2LYA), the greatest Alberta-primarily based cannabis retailer, with 57 retail hashish stores at this time operating provincewide, welcomes the Alberta Government’s proposed Monthly bill 80: the Red Tape Reduction Implementation Act, 2021 (No. 2). The Act, if passed, would discontinue the provincially-operate e-commerce portal and changeover on the internet revenue and home delivery of cannabis items to accredited personal sector merchants inside of 90 days of passage and proclamation. This follows new moves by the governments of Ontario and British Columbia to allow for non-public sector participation in hashish e-commerce and property delivery.

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Alberta has once once more revealed that it is a province that thinks in the cost-free sector. Today’s proposed laws will, if handed, present a shot in the arm to non-public sector hashish shops who, for too extensive, have had to compete with a governing administration owned entity in the e-commerce place that also serves as their sole wholesale provider,” said Raj Grover, President and Main Government Officer of Higher Tide. “Certified hashish shops have verified in other provinces that we can operate online sales and residence delivery in a secure and protected method, making it possible for older people to have timely obtain to the regulated and top quality-controlled merchandise that they want when making sure that, as opposed to illicit current market operators, access to youth is strictly forbidden,” additional Mr. Grover.

Grant of Possibilities

Also, Substantial Tide granted 100,000 inventory solutions (the “Options”) to specified staff and consultants, exercisable for a time period of 3 many years.

About Substantial Tide Inc.

Large Tide is a main retail-concentrated cannabis business with bricks and mortar as very well as worldwide e-commerce belongings. The Business is the premier Canadian retailer of recreational hashish as measured by revenue, with 103 recent locations spanning Ontario, Alberta, Manitoba and Saskatchewan, and was highlighted in the 3rd annual Report on Company Magazine’s rating of Canada’s Major Rising Businesses in 2021. The Organization is also North America’s initially and only hashish discounted club retailer, that includes Canna Cabana, Meta Cannabis Co., Meta Cannabis Provide Co. and NewLeaf Cannabis banners, with more areas under enhancement across the place. High Tide has been serving customers for about a decade via its proven ecommerce platforms which include,,, and and a lot more recently in the hemp-derived CBD place through,, and kingdom, as properly as its wholesale distribution division under Valiant Distribution, like the certified enjoyment product maker Well known Brandz. Superior Tide’s tactic as a parent company is to lengthen and bolster its integrated value chain, even though supplying a comprehensive client expertise and maximizing shareholder price. Crucial business buyers in Superior Tide include things like Tilray Inc. (TSX: TLRY) (Nasdaq: TLRY) and Aurora Hashish Inc. (TSX: ACB) (Nasdaq: ACB).

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