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Canndara accepts over 100 Cannabis Dispensary franchise applications

EDMONTONFeb. 15, 2018 /CNW/ – At the Canadian Franchise Show in Calgary, soon-to-be nationwide cannabis retailer Canndara is pleased to announce that it has received and accepted more than 100 cannabis dispensary franchise applications in Western Canada.

Founder Tom Doran said: “In the new era of legalization in Canada, our goal is to introduce successful cannabis retailer locations nationwide. Our turnkey retail and distribution model will seamlessly integrate into each participating province’s private distribution model. Strategic partnerships and community focused initiatives will best position us for success.”

The Canndara Founders Group has a collective experience of more than 50 years, spanning various industries including hospitality, retailing and healthcare, and are experts at scaling successful businesses.

Tom Doran took over his families Jupiter brand and became a member of the Canadian Franchise Association in 2009. There are now eight locations in Western Canada with plans for continued growth. With extensive experience in the retail and cannabis industry, Tom brings invaluable insight with regards to consumer appetite, market demands and evolving trends.

Ray Yue is a Clinical Pharmacist, serial entrepreneur, investor and healthcare innovator. As Chairman and Co-Founder of Imagine Health, Ray is responsible for the strategic growth of medical centres, dispensaries and both public and private health practices in Canada. Ray has received multiple leadership awards including Canada’s Top 40 Canadian Entrepreneurs in 2017 and Top 40 Under 40 in Edmonton.

John Radostits joined the family business at a young age and grew it to the largest franchisee group in Canada under the Sobeys banner, with 5 stores and over 650 employees. John also has 20-plus years in hospitality and is a now a partner in ArcView — the global leading Cannabis investment platform. He is the winner of many Canadian National retail excellence awards.

Striving to become a company that sets the benchmark high in Cannabis based apothecary, Canndara upholds the very highest standards when it comes to client experience, product education and the experience of cannabis retailing as a whole.

CEO John Radostits said: “After accepting more than 100 applications at the Canadian Franchise Show, we have gathered significant momentum and will be ready for the July 2018 legalization.”

The Canndara team can be contacted directly in order to discuss location applications. As applications add up quickly, it’s imperative to get in touch in order to secure a location.

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