“Ten milligrams is a great dosage starting point, and I think that as long as we can have multiple servings per package, that’s the perfect way to look at it, and it’s also how most other jurisdictions have looked at it,” Cavion said.
This week marks five years since cannabis was legalized in Canada, and Jennawae Cavion, Co-Owner at Calyx and Trichomes, said it’s been quite an experience.
One topic that sticks out when it comes to the sale of legalized cannabis is the over-saturation of the market.
Shop owner Jennawae Cavion says it’s unfortunate and paints a poor portrait of the market in Ontario and Canada, which is the first G7 country to legalize recreational cannabis.
The COVID pandemic has highlighted people’s spending habits, and some businesses have done better than others.
Jennawae McLean has been named the executive director for the Canadian chapter of NORML, National Organization for Reform of Marijuana Laws.
“And from what I can tell, we have doing quite well all along because we have such a great team, of course, but a super supportive community that’s been following us.”
“In order for our justice system to be truly effective, we need to have viable options for people to do after while they’re in rehabilitation, after they’ve done their sentence, whatever it may be,” she said.
“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.
“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.
“And from what we can tell, the people who have won for the eastern region are not from Kingston.”