Supreme exit

Supreme Cannabis announced that it has “parted ways” with its founder and Chief Advocacy Officer, John Fowler.

It appeared to be an amicable exit, with Supreme thanking Fowler this week for his years of dedication.

“As a pioneer and passionate advocate for legalization, the company knows Mr. Fowler will continue to be a strong contributor to our cannabis community,” says the company statement.

Fowler was one of the original founders of the flagship brand, 7ACRES — which has notable strains, including Wappa and Jean Guy.

Fowler is known for his advocacy for a strong legal supply of high-end cannabis.

Following the announcement, there was an outpouring of support for Fowler. He was known as an industry OG who was honest and approachable.

There is now some concern about what impact his departure will have on Supreme. Since 2014, the Company has emerged as one of the world's fastest-growing cannabis companies by effectively deploying capital.

This high-profile departure is different from two recent major shake-ups at big Canadian cannabis companies.

After being unceremoniously turfed in the summer, Canopy Growth CEO Bruce Linton went on a public termination tour. Linton avoided any kind of stank.

Under siege over its growing portfolio of scandals, CannTrust dropped the anvil on its top execs. The company canned both CEO Peter Aceto and chairman Eric Paul.

Update on the oz. magazine

Promises are made to be broken right? We tried our darndest to get the magazine out by Oct. 31.

But, apparently building a magazine from scratch is hard — and we want to to be top notch.

We are happy to report we've nearly done the first edition of the oz. The limited print publication should be available to subscribers in early November.

Here's a taste...

Quick hits

A look at 2.0
Canopy Growth revealed its first products for Cannabis 2.0. Two of the drink offerings are under its Houseplant brand, backed by actor Seth Rogen.
A Hexo lot of cuts
Quebec cannabis company Hexo Corp. is laying off 200 workers as it struggles to become profitable. The company says the layoffs are necessary for its long-term stability.
Edible education
Aurora Cannabis has launched a series of safety ads in a "Not Safe For Work (NSFW) visual style." The campaign depicts blurred images of treats stamped with: ADULTS ONLY

Dad jokes

Doctor: "Sir, I'm afraid your DNA is backwards"
Me: "And?"
Scientists record the sound of two helium atoms laughing.
I always carry a pebble with me to throw at people who sing Christmas songs too early.
I call it my jingle bell rock.

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