By: Alexandra Mazur April 3, 2020
Kingston Set To See Third Licensed Cannabis Shop
Jennawae McLean, owner of Calyx + Trichomes, announced she had finally obtained a licence to sell cannabis. Global News
A long-time cannabis paraphernalia retailer in Kingston has finally received a licence to sell cannabis Kingston. This means, when cannabis stores are allowed to reopen after the COVID-19 crisis, Kingston will have its third cannabis retailer.
McLean had originally moved her head shop to Midland Avenue from her location on Princess Street once she heard Canada would be legalizing cannabis, believing that her new west-end location would better suit the proposed regulations for cannabis retailers at the time.
After a long wait, McLean finally learned Friday from the Alcohol and Gaming Commission (AGCO) that she would be able to sell cannabis in the city’s west-end.
Now that she has a licence, the AGCO says she must submit a request for a retail store authorization. IF her location fits the criteria, then she will be able to open.
Unfortunately, she’ll have to wait a bit longer to open her doors. Although cannabis stores were previously listed as essential businesses, as of Saturday, they will have to close their doors for two weeks in an effort to slow the spread of COVID-19.
Her shop is already closed for construction on an expansion. She told Global News she hopes to be up and running, and selling cannabis by April 20.