High Tide Inc., a leading cannabis company with retail and e-commerce assets, has opened its 160th store in Canada. The new Canna Cabana store is located on the Tsuut’ina Nation land, near Calgary, Alberta. This is the first cannabis store on the Tsuut’ina Nation territory, and the 32nd Canna Cabana store in Alberta.
A Milestone for High Tide and Tsuut’ina Nation
The opening of the 160th store marks a significant milestone for High Tide, as it expands its retail footprint across Canada. The company now operates 160 stores under the Canna Cabana, KushBar, Meta Cannabis Co., Meta Cannabis Supply Co. and NewLeaf Cannabis banners. High Tide also owns and operates e-commerce platforms, including Grasscity.com, Smokecartel.com, CBDcity.com, FABCBD.com and Dailyhighclub.com.
The new Canna Cabana store is also a historic achievement for the Tsuut’ina Nation, as it is the first cannabis store on its land. The Tsuut’ina Nation is a self-governing First Nation located in southern Alberta, adjacent to the city of Calgary. The Nation has a population of about 2,000 people and a land base of over 283 square kilometers. The Nation has been developing its own cannabis regulations and policies, in accordance with the Cannabis Act and the First Nations Fiscal Management Act.
The Canna Cabana store is part of a larger development project on the Tsuut’ina Nation land, called Taza. Taza is a master-planned community that aims to create economic opportunities and social benefits for the Nation and its neighbours. Taza will feature retail, entertainment, hospitality, office, residential and cultural spaces, as well as a cannabis research and innovation centre.
A Partnership Based on Respect and Collaboration
The opening of the Canna Cabana store is the result of a partnership between High Tide and the Tsuut’ina Nation. The partnership is based on mutual respect and collaboration, as well as a shared vision of creating a safe and responsible cannabis retail experience for consumers.
High Tide has been working closely with the Tsuut’ina Nation to ensure that the store meets the Nation’s standards and expectations. The store features a unique design that reflects the Nation’s culture and identity, as well as a curated selection of cannabis products and accessories. The store also employs local staff, who have received extensive training and education on cannabis and customer service.
The Tsuut’ina Nation has expressed its appreciation and support for High Tide and the Canna Cabana store. Chief Roy Whitney said, “We are pleased to welcome High Tide to our Nation. They have shown respect for our values and our sovereignty, and have demonstrated their commitment to our community. We look forward to a long and prosperous relationship with them.”
High Tide has also expressed its gratitude and admiration for the Tsuut’ina Nation and its leadership. Raj Grover, President and CEO of High Tide, said, “We are honoured and humbled to be the first cannabis retailer on the Tsuut’ina Nation land. We are grateful for the opportunity to serve the Nation and its neighbours, and to contribute to the economic and social development of Taza. We are impressed by the vision and innovation of the Tsuut’ina Nation, and we hope to learn from their wisdom and experience.”
A Positive Impact for the Cannabis Industry and Society
The opening of the Canna Cabana store on the Tsuut’ina Nation land is not only a milestone for High Tide and the Tsuut’ina Nation, but also for the cannabis industry and society at large. The store represents a positive example of how cannabis can be a catalyst for economic growth, social inclusion, and cultural diversity.
The store also showcases how cannabis can foster collaboration and understanding between different groups and stakeholders, such as First Nations, governments, businesses, and consumers. By working together, these groups can create a cannabis retail environment that is safe, responsible, and respectful of the rights and interests of all parties involved.
The Canna Cabana store on the Tsuut’ina Nation land is open seven days a week, from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. The store offers a wide range of cannabis products and accessories, as well as a loyalty program and a discount club for customers. The store also provides information and education on cannabis and its consumption, as well as a friendly and welcoming atmosphere for all visitors.