Terrace’s first leisure cannabis retailer opened its doorways to keen prospects on June 19.
KJ’s Greatest Hashish situated within the Gobind Mall on Lakelse Ave is one in every of 35 licensed, privately owned non-medical pot retailers within the province.
“We need to make a safer place for the patron to purchase the product from us moderately than shopping for every little thing on the road,” Supervisor Pan Sharma says.
Based on one worker of the locally-owned enterprise “folks had been swarming” when the doorways opened, with eight “budtenders” readily available to verify IDs and maintain the variety of prospects beneath the 20-person capability.
The shop is a vibrant and open area with menu screens on the wall. Merchandise on the market, together with pre-rolled joints, bud and cannabidiol oil are on show of their unique packaging in locked show instances, which means prospects can’t scent or see the precise product.
Sharma says he doesn’t smoke marijuana himself, and advises people who find themselves new to pot to do their homework earlier than shopping for. The three strains out there are sativa, indica and hybrid.
“We’re not right here to inform folks what the advantages are or what’s going to occur to you, we’re solely right here to promote the product. We’re maintaining it easy,” he says.
Response to that straightforward method was blended as prospects got here with numerous questions concerning the product.
“With the ability to see what it’s, even when it was one thing you couldn’t contact, can be so much simpler,” says buyer Brian Touiname, 58. “There’s one marijuana cigarette inside what number of completely different sorts of packaging?”
Clients leaving the shop additionally complained concerning the costs — pre-rolled joints beginning at $10 and oils beginning at $40. Whereas most mentioned they appreciated the security and high quality assure of store-bought cannabis, some questioned whether or not that may be sufficient to cease them from shopping for cheaper product off the road.
However total these ready in line had been glad to see the store open for enterprise.
“100 per cent, it’s a straightforward feeling,” says buyer Rita Ainscow, 52. “If you happen to’re going to a supplier you at all times fear. That is nice.”
KJ’s Greatest Hashish will likely be open seven days every week, with preliminary hours from 9:30 a.m. to six p.m.