Yes! Our first foray in the cannabis industry began at 420 Kingston, which we began in 2010. Within the first year we developed into a head shop and seedbank. We also had a vape lounge called 420 Session (which operated from 2012-2016 and closed when the Smoke Free Ontario Act was amended to include cannabis). Additionally we operated 420 Canada which was a wholesale distribution company that sold seeds to other head shops, seed banks and Licensed Producers throughout Canada. We also hosted the Lift Cannabis Cups in Toronto and Vancouver in 2016 and 2017 which awarded trophies to growers from coast to coast. Good times!
Ultimately we were raided in 2017 by CBSA for allegedly importing cannabis seeds, all our seeds were seized and we spent a couple hours in jail to answer for the Lift Cup (which was happening at the same time). The following week the Cannabis Act was announced and the first iteration made it very clear that we would not be allowed to continue to operate as we had been, and we needed to pivot.