High Tide, Welcomes Decision to Permit White Label Products in Ontario

3.8 min readPublished On: March 28th, 2022By

CALGARY, AB – High Tide Inc. (TSXV: HITI) (Nasdaq: HITI) (FSE: 2LYA), Canada’s cannabis retailer, with 113 cannabis retail stores currently operating nationwide, including 34 in Ontario,1 welcomes the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario’s (AGCO) decision to amend the Registrar’s Standards for Cannabis Retail Stores, effective June 30, to permit retail cannabis licensees to enter into agreements with Licensed Producers related to store brand or white label cannabis products. The change comes after extensive consultation with industry stakeholders and was supported by the Ontario Chamber of Commerce.

“The AGCO has shown that it is willing to listen to the concerns of stakeholders. Today’s revisions to the Registrar’s Standards will mean that when it comes to white label products and store brands, Ontario’s cannabis retailers will be treated on par with other retail sectors, both regulated and unregulated. The new Standard will also facilitate retailers both large and small, in differentiating their products, brands, and stores,” said Raj Grover, President and Chief Executive Officer of High Tide. “With today’s news we intend to move quickly to work with the Ontario Cannabis Store to get our under-development Cabana Cannabis Co. products listed in Canada’s largest province,” added Mr. Grover.

GRANT OF OPTIONS

Furthermore, High Tide granted 5,000 stock options (the “Options”) to certain employees, that fully vest over a two (2) year period and are exercisable for a period of three (3) years.

SEAN GENG’S TRANSITION

The Company also announced that Sean Geng has transitioned from the Chief Technology Officer role into a technology consulting position. The role of Chief Technology Officer has been filled and the Company will announce details within the coming weeks.

Neither the TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulation Services Provider (as that term is defined in the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange) accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.

CAUTIONARY NOTE REGARDING FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS

Certain statements in this news release are forward-looking information or forward-looking statements. Such information and statements, referred to herein as “forward-looking statements” are made as of the date of this news release or as of the date of the effective date of information described in this news release, as applicable. Forward-looking statements relate to future events or future performance and reflect current estimates, predictions, expectations or beliefs regarding future events. Any statements that express or involve discussions with respect to predictions, expectations, beliefs, plans, projections, objectives, assumptions or future events or performance (generally, forward-looking statements can be identified by use of words such as “outlook”, “expects”, “intend”, “forecasts”, “anticipates”, “plans”, “projects”, “estimates”, “envisages, “assumes”, “needs”, “strategy”, “goals”, “objectives”, or variations thereof, or stating that certain actions, events or results “may”, “can”, “could”, “would”, “might”, or “will” be taken, occur or be achieved, or the negative of any of these terms or similar expressions, and other similar terminology) are not statements of historical fact and may be forward-looking statements.

Such forward-looking statements are based on assumptions that may prove to be incorrect, including but not limited to the ability of High Tide to execute on its business plan and that High Tide will receive one or multiple licenses from Alberta Gaming, Liquor & Cannabis, British Columbia’s Liquor Distribution Branch, Liquor, Gaming and Cannabis Authority of Manitoba, Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario or the Saskatchewan Liquor and Gaming Authority permitting it to carry on its Canna Cabana Inc. and KushBar Inc. businesses. High Tide considers these assumptions to be reasonable in the circumstances. However, there can be no assurance that any one or more of the government, industry, market, operational or financial targets as set out herein will be achieved. Inherent in the forward-looking statements are known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that could cause actual results, performance or achievements, or industry results, to differ materially from any results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements.

The forward–looking statements contained herein are current as of the date of this news release. Except as required by law, High Tide does not have any obligation to advise any person if it becomes aware of any inaccuracy in or omission from any forward-looking statement, nor does it intend, or assume any obligation, to update or revise these forward-looking statements to reflect new events or circumstances. Any and all forward-looking statements included in this news release are expressly qualified by this cautionary statement, and except as otherwise indicated, are made as of the date of this news release.

(This information is primarily sourced from High Tide Inc.  Highly Capitalized has neither approved nor disapproved the contents of this news release. Read our Disclaimer here).

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