Humboldt cannabis store opens

HUMBOLDT — Humboldt residents can now buy cannabis legally without leaving town.

The Tweed cannabis retail store, located at Humboldt Commons, opened June 7. Miguel Kreiser, Tweed’s spokesperson, said his company was excited about the opening.

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“I would say three things that really set us apart is our high quality product, our customer service, and then our education-based sales experience that we offer here,” he said.

“We really pride ourselves on providing a very safe and knowledgeable space for adult consumers to come in and ask questions. We want to make sure that they leave having chosen the right strain and the right method of consumption for them.”

Strains of product change from week to week, and features both Tweed brand strains and strains grown by other licensed producers

The store currently employs six people, with five additional staff to be hired soon. Tweed has six stores in Saskatchewan in five communities.

Kreiser said the company had procedures in place to prevent minors from buying their product from their store.

“We make sure we age-gate right off the bat. Whether you look 15 or 90, we're going to ID you,” he said.

When they look at a piece of ID, they are looking to see if the person is of age and if the ID is valid.

“So somebody that walks in who's 40 years old, we understand they're of age, but we need to make sure that they have a valid piece of ID because that's what's required of us,” Kreiser said.

People outside the store cannot see what’s happening inside and a sign makes it clear that minors are barred from entering.

Kreiser said Tweed wants to be involved in the communities it’s located in.

“As a community engagement specialist, I am looking to build strong relationships with community leaders here,” he said, adding he went and formally introduced himself to some of those leaders the day before the opening.

Kreiser said that Tweed is also planning a campaign, in conjunction with Mothers Against Drunk Driving and Uber, to encourage their customers not to drive while impaired.

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