BlackShire Capital is extremely pleased to announce the appointment of a prominent scientist and University of Toronto Professor, Dr. Ira Jacobs, as the company’s new Consulting Scientific Director. Dr. Jacobs transitions from the firm’s EIR program to this new role.
As a result of promises made in Ontario’s provincial budget, BlackShire Capital Corp. (“BlackShire” or the “Company”) is pleased to highlight positive momentum for mīhī, the Company’s cannabis retail investment.
Postmedia’s Cannabis Post published an in-depth interview with mīhī CEO Tom Dyck written by Katie Underwood. Tom explains who the modern cannabis consumer is based on the company’s market research.
BlackShire Capital is pleased to recognize the progress being made by its investee company Zenabis Global Inc. (“Zenabis”) (TSXV: ZENA) through its incorporation into the Horizons Marijuana Life Sciences Index ETF (TSX: HMMJ) (the "Horizons ETFs").
BlackShire Capital Corp. is pleased to announce a seed investment of up to $1.5 million to fund Sister Merci Inc., a new full-service creative firm dedicated to the cannabis industry. Sister Merci Chairman, Stephen J. Headford, will provide leadership and strategic oversight of the agency.
BlackShire Capital Corp. is pleased to congratulate the management team and employees of Zenabis Global Inc. (“Zenabis”) (TSXV:ZENA) on the announcement that they have received Health Canada’s approval to cultivate and grow cannabis at its 255,000 square foot facility in Stellarton, Nova Scotia.
Rule intended to prohibit a change in control of the applicant or licensee. I believe in good government. I also believe the Ontario government and its many agencies and commissions are led by smart professionals, both elected and in the public service, who care deeply about what they do and want to do great things for Ontarians. So when the provincial government came to the precipice of opening the window wide for cannabis retail applications opting instead in December to shut down the number of [...]
Tuesday, January 8, 2019 (FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE) – Toronto, ON. mīhī, the new customer centric cannabis retailer, has entered the AGCO’s lottery process by successfully submitting expressions of interest. With over 40 committed locations already secured and a commitment to building relationships in every community, mīhī is well positioned to achieve its goal of building one of Ontario’s largest cannabis retail platforms. The provincial government has stated that this lottery is a temporary measure [...]
BlackShire Capital Corp. is pleased to announce the appointment of two new Members to the company's Board of Directors. These new Board Members join existing Directors Robert Storey, Brad Kipp and Chairman and CEO Kevin Reed. BlackShire Capital is a principal investor and asset manager, focused on investing growth capital into private cannabis companies on a global basis. Its investment approach starts with defining a strategic investment theme and then searching for growth companies [...]
With new municipal councils being sworn in across Ontario this week, the debate on whether or not to opt-in to cannabis retail has moved from the philosophical to the real.
BlackShire Corp commits $25m creating mīhī, Ontario’s most customer centric cannabis retail experience
BlackShire Capital is pleased to announce a $25M commitment to further build out its mīhībrand retail initiative, delivering a unique, customer centric cannabis retail experience for Ontario consumers.
Doug Ford's government has yet to decide how many weed retail licences any one company can hold.
Remarks re.: Bill 36, Cannabis Act, Social Policy Committee
Opinion: If the policy objective is to get consumers to choose the legal channel, the marijuana has to be available widely. It doesn't seem it will be.
Jean Lepine, managing director at BlackShire Capital, discusses why he sees a shortage of cannabis stores in Ontario when legalization comes, and what that will mean for efforts to get cannabis off the black market.
With the new capital and leadership in place, the anticipated combined company will be well positioned to compete across legal markets in North America.
Shhh! The race to become the global centre of excellence in medical cannabis research and innovation is quietly underway
The race to become the global hub for medical research and innovation in cannabis is now on, but it appears that no Canadian city or leading politician has decided to champion this unique opportunity. While some would strongly argue that Israel is miles ahead in this sprint—the Knesset, country’s legislative body, has only recently passed a bill to decriminalize cannabis with fines for those caught smoking cannabis.
Golden Leaf Holdings Ltd. is taking the first step to becoming the Starbucks or McDonald’s of weed, even though marijuana remains illegal across much of the U.S.
Golden Leaf Holdings Signs Letter of Intent with BlackShire Capital to Launch Chalice Farms Franchise Model
Golden Leaf Holdings Ltd. (“Golden Leaf” or the “Company”) (CSE:GLH) (OTCQB:GLDFF), a leading cannabis oil solutions company built around recognized brands, today announced that it has signed a letter of intent (the “LOI”) with BlackShire Capital Corp. (“BlackShire”), a Canadian Private Equity firm focused on the cannabis sector, to launch the Chalice Farms franchise model. This would be one of the first franchising deals of its kind in the cannabis space.