The small packages have been “desperately lacking on our (wholesalers’) buy (sheet) every week,” said McLean, founder and CEO of Calyx + Trichomes, a licensed cannabis store in Kingston, Ontario.
Calyx + Trichomes embraces the beauty and complexity of the cannabis plant – in their store name and design.
Cannabis delivery and curbside pickup are a labour of love, a public service and quite frankly the only responsible approach to help flatten the curve. Let us do our part.
Most insurance companies aren’t really looking at cannabis stores right now. It’s even worse than the way banking is for weed businesses, notes McLean.
“It’s still too slow,” says Calyx + Trichomes Cannabis co-owner Jennawae McLean. “As an owner, I am holding back opening more locations because I quite frankly do not want to go through another year or two holding a lease with that type of uncertainty.”
In April 2020, Jennawae McLean, owner of Calyx + Trichomes, announced that “she had finally obtained her license.” According to a Global News report. Calyx + Trichomes became Kingston’s third licensed Cannabis retailer.
m, McLean says the eight retailers need to apologize and consider donating to Cannabis Amnesty, an organization that lobbies for expungement of cannabis-related charges to undo the some of the harms of cannabis prohibition.
For longtime cannabis advocates and former legacy market operators Jennawae McLean and Lorenzo Cavion, building authenticity into the four walls of their regulated store came naturally.
The action comes despite what a leading industry lawyer says could be a regulatory misinterpretation by the province’s cannabis store regulator, the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO).
An artistic interpretation of cannabis legalization in Canada that includes Doug Ford, premier of the country’s largest province, was meant to be celebratory, not controversial, but what is it they say about the road paved by good intentions?
“We lost in the lottery, not once but twice, but other than that, the lottery was really the only hiccup. Everything else was relatively smooth,” said McLean. “The people at the AGCO and OCS were motivated to help, we submitted our application on Jan 6, 2020 and on Jan 8 they’d already been working on it – they were right on top of it.”
This is after recreational pot shops were originally declared essential businesses by the Canadian government on March 24th and would be permitted to remain open.