When Frederick Pels opened the doors to the Calgary location of his dispensary chain The Green Room, he had an eye on the long game — at some point, hoping to go from dispensing information and advice to actually selling cannabis products.
“The thinking behind the information centres was to make sure that decision-makers knew there were willing and responsible, reliable private companies willing to show them that we exist,” Pels said. “Hopefully that had something to do with their decision.”
“Our hopes by opening up and showing them what we thought retail should look like definitely paved some way for private retail.”
John Himpe – Global News – November 17, 2017.