Hello Cannabis Store on Cootes Drive in Dundas will rely on customer feedback as it moves forward as one of two legal cannabis stores in Hamilton.
“We’re excited to be part of this exciting experiment,” said Ryan Caruso of Hello Cannabis last Friday, less than two hours after the store opened its doors for the first time. “I’m buzzing and I haven’t smoked anything today.”
A steady, constant stream of people filled the 57 Cootes Dr. location on its first day open to the public on Friday, April 26.
Caruso and Stephen Verbeek, who opened Hello Cannabis medical education facility almost two years ago at 51 Cootes Dr., are working as consultants for licence holder Santino Coppolino.
Caruso said Friday the store had 60 different strains, and 25 different brands, of cannabis in stock. They plan to open from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. on weekdays and close an hour later on weekends — but all that could be tweaked in coming weeks.