HIKU Brands (HIKU.C) and WeedMD (WMD.V) to merge, creating vertical integration beast

If there’s been a knock on HIKU Brands (HIKU.C), nee DOJA, by the critics over the last year, it’s been that they don’t grow enough actual weed. Sure, they’ve nailed the branding side and they did a big deal to grab the most recognizable retail brand in Canada in Tokyo Smoke, and they have retail distribution okays in Manitoba and will likely get similar deals elsewhere, and they know how to deal with liquor boards by virtue of the founders’ family vineyard.