A pair of licensed cannabis stores selling unregulated hemp products has prompted Ontario’s pot regulator to issue a warning to retailers.
“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.
“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.”
“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.