Written by Jaquie Miller for Ottawa Citizen.
Jordan Chambers dropped in to the Weeds marijuana dispensary on Montreal Road recently and bought a package of cannabis-infused chocolate turtles and two coconut dreamy bars.
“I think this is great,” she said of the dispensary, whose display cases are stuffed with jars of dried weed and packages of cookies, brownies and candy. Staff warned her not to eat the treats in one sitting, because they are potent.
The federal government has warned that the marijuana products sold at illegal dispensaries such as Weeds are unregulated and could be unsafe.
That doesn’t worry customers such as Chambers, who are flocking to Ottawa’s eight dispensaries by the hundreds. Customers interviewed at dispensaries across town said they appreciate the convenience of the pot shops, the variety of products and the chance to talk to a store employee.