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Who We Are

On May 30, 2003, Jupiter Grass’ flagship head shop had its grand opening on Whyte Avenue in Edmonton.  For over 18 years, it was a retail pillar in the heart of Old Strathcona on Whyte Avenue in Edmonton. 

It has been a 19-year journey. We took the road less travelled and that has made all the difference.  We are family, we are legacy, and our roots run the deepest. 

We have been cannabis advocates since our inception. It was tough sledding back then and a lot has changed. There were a handful of other brands and activists who shared our vision.  A consolidated focus on one common goal eventually led to the legalization of Cannabis in Canada; it was a proud moment for all of us.

On April 20th, 2021, Jupiter Cannabis had its grand opening. It’s a licensed dispensary located in Winnipeg, Manitoba (Unit C, 580 Academy Road).  We obtained an age-restricted cannabis retail license from the Liquor Gaming Cannabis Authority of Manitoba (LGCA). 

Our independent and family run dispensary has the best selection of cannabis products in the entire province. 

Jupiter Cannabis has since acquired Jupiter Grass and the Whyte Ave retail store was moved to our cannabis retail show room in Winnipeg.

Jupiter Grass converted into an online smoke shop in the fall of 2021. Customers in Canada and the USA may order online and shall receive the same high-quality products and exceptional service.

Recently, we entered into a drop shipping agreement with our friends over at Humble & Fume. Their live inventory connector and cutting-edge integration software allows Jupiter Grass to list thousands of the best smoking accessory and lifestyle products available in the market.

When Canadian customers order Humble & Fume items from us, their fulfillment team ships the order from Humble’s warehouse in Brandon, Manitoba. They shipped over 30,000 orders last year and are best in class in every way. We have been doing business together for almost 20 years.

We also curate an impressive selection of bongs, dab rigs, grinders, vaporizers, 510 batteries, digital scales, bong bowls, bangers, and smoking pipes at our Winnipeg cannabis store that also has a shipping facility.

You may receive two shipments (one from us and one from Humble & Fume) if you order items from both of us. Canada Post Tracking will be provided by us for all orders, and our top-notch customer service is always available to assist.

Jupiter Grass is a family run business founded by the Doran family (Tommy, Denise, Tom Jr., and Sara). 

Tom Jr’s parents opened one of the first metaphysical bookstores in the Edmonton in the early 80's; it was called The Ananda Book Store. Mother Denise was one of the founding members of the Edmonton Astrological Society. Tom’s father (AKA Tom Drum) was one of the founding members of the Tommy Banks Orchestra; he is considered by his peers to be one of the best Jazz drummers of his generation. Sister Sara has managed the Edmonton location for over 16 years and is also an advocate for The Métis Nation of Alberta.

Raised by two successful entrepreneurs, Tom Doran Jr. took over the family’s flagship cannabis accessory brand in 2004; he was born in Edmonton but has also lived in Victoria and Toronto.  A proven leader with 20+ years in corporate retail and 11+ years franchising, Tom brings invaluable insight with regards to consumer preferences, market demands, and evolving trends in the cannabis sector.  Jupiter Cannabis Winnipeg will be the eleventh retail build-out that Tom has overseen. 

Tom’s wife, America (also a co-founder of Jupiter Cannabis), grew up in Mexico and later moved to Amarillo, Texas, to study.  After graduation, she worked along her parents assisting with their independent Newspaper and overseeing their yearly beauty pageants.  America eventually moved to Vancouver Island to continue her studies at the University of Victoria.  During this time, she helped manage the Clinique Brand at the Bay Center in downtown Victoria.  Fashion, makeup, human resources, and retail are America’s jam.