Employee safety and drivers’ insurance are among the issues retailers must tackle as they prepare to restart the service
The updated rules also ban house brands and in-store advertising
But cannabis stores aren’t causing more infections, retailers say, and shouldn’t be used as a political prop to drive vaccinations.
“I see our number-one status as a win for independents overall,” she says. “We did this with our own vision, our own drive and our own investment.”
“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.”
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.