Retail and Dispensary Expo (RAD) is set for October 10-11 in Portland at the Oregon Convention Center. The B2B event is focused on marijuana retail and dispensary businesses and provides one-stop shopping for cannabis retailers with a lineup of exhibitors who will be offering everything from flooring and point-of-sale systems to snacks and drinks, insurance, glassware, CBD products, marketing services and rolling papers. RAD Expo is free for qualified marijuana retail and dispensary owners, buyers and employees. “The RAD Expo is the only conference where we know almost everyone we talk to will be a potential client or partner because of its focus on retail and brands,” said Jeff LaPenna, CEO of The Peak Beyond.

Tahoe Hydroponics Company acquired by Canadian company

In mid-August Golden Leaf Holdings Ltd., a Canadian cannabis company operating in multiple jurisdictions, including Oregon, Nevada and Canada with cultivation, production and retail operations built around recognized brands, signed an agreement to acquire the assets of Tahoe Hydroponics Company and 11T Corp.

“Tahoe is an ultra-premium, award-winning cultivator that is extremely adept at producing world-class cannabis with strong brand recognition. Combined with high revenue growth and cash flow generation, they align perfectly with our strategic vision of being a premier vertically integrated seed-to-sale cannabis provider,” said William Simpson, CEO of Golden Leaf.

With a 21,600-square-foot facility located in Carson City producing 4,000 pounds per year and a 28,800-square-foot facility under development in Sacramento, California, Tahoe was one of the first cultivators in Nevada.

“The team at Golden Leaf brings a complementary capability to the table with established expertise in extraction, product development and retail operations,” said Ray Schiavone, CEO of Tahoe. “Understanding Golden Leaf’s value proposition in Canada, the U.S. and their foray into other emerging markets makes this an incredible opportunity. We are thrilled to add our cultivation capability to the Golden Leaf portfolio, and more importantly, help position the company’s future cultivation operations for success, adding value and expertise beyond our current footprint in Nevada and California, which are currently two of the largest cannabis markets in the U.S.”