Article by Graeme Frisque, Brampton Guardian
Clint Seukeran, owner of Brampton’s only legal cannabis retail store Ganjika House, said aside from some supply issues for higher-quality product, the first couple months of operations has gone smoothly.
He also said the biggest lesson he’s learned since opening on April 1 is how many cannabis smokers there actually are in Canada’s ninth-largest city.
“I learned a lot of people smoke. I’ve learned the spectrum of the consumer is so broad.,” said Seukeran. “The passion that some of them have for legalization. Some of them have been smoking for 30 years and have waited for this day.”
“It’s been a learning curve. The experience has been fantastic working with the (Ontario Cannabis Store), working with the different suppliers and meeting with the customers. It’s really been a fantastic experience the past few months,” he added.
Seukeran added early technical issues causing long line ups have been fixed and business has remained brisk since the grand opening of the store at 186 Main St. While the early novelty of legalization seems to be to wearing off somewhat, there are still people lined up at peak times.
The Ontario Government limited the initial number of shops in the province to 25 due to supply concerns, but Seukeran says the only supply issues he’s experienced is with higher-end product.