Article by Gordon Kent, Edmonton Sun
The owners of a new Edmonton cannabis information centre hope they can spark the city’s interest in permitting local retail marijuana sales.
The Green Room opened a storefront operation at 8126 Gateway Blvd. last month that gives medical marijuana advice and Skype consultations with a Vancouver doctor. It also sells memberships so people can buy products at the company’s six B.C. dispensaries.
“We’re here to provide information to people seeking access and consultation with a health-care practitioner … in hopes of becoming a dispensary once the city allows it,” Green Room president Frederick Pels said.
“We have kind of strategically placed ourselves here.”
Federal law now requires medical marijuana purchases to be shipped by one of 37 registered producers, although the government has promised to introduce legislation this spring legalizing recreational pot.