“We are pretty happy. It’s the best day ever,” said Jennawae McLean, owner of Calyx and Trichomes, a head shop in Kingston’s west end. “This is, basically the worst time to celebrate anything, but it’s at least a little bit of sunshine on a super cloudy month,” she said, referring to the current novel coronavirus crisis.
“The fact is, we’ve gotten over the hard part now because we have our license. Nothing lasts forever, so as soon as we’re able to, we’ll be out selling cannabis, even if it’s in a modified way like only curbside (pickup) or only click-and-collect.
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Employees who were devoted enough to get arrested for the cause are exactly what makes them appealing, McLean said.
“They need to get rid of this lottery system and just start approving stores that are ready, because we’ve been ready for inspection since January,” says McLean.
Ontario also unveiled the next phase of cannabis retail operations, opening up the market even more. The cap of 25 brick and mortar stores in Ontario will be raised.
Despite being No. 652 on the waiting list, 420 Kingston owner Jennawae McLean said sheÂ is optimistic that her company will eventually get a licence to sell cannabis.
“And from what we can tell, the people who have won for the eastern region are not from Kingston.”
Owner of head shop 420 Kingston Jennawae McLean is hopeful her application will be chosen, since she’s been renovating a large cannabis retail space for several months she’s named Calyx and Trichomes.