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A Toronto-based company is paying eight people from across Canada $1,000 per month to sample cannabis strains and curate retail packages for one year.
The eight people selected will become “cannabis connoisseurs” and form the “cannabis curation committee,” for the company A Higher Level of Thought.
Among the eight selected was Kayla Gerber, a dance teacher, actor and singer from Guelph, Ont.
“Cannabis education is something that has always been interesting to me whether that’s recreational or medical,” Gerber told CBC, adding that she has been using cannabis since she was 15 years old.
“I thought … ‘I can really bring my experience and diversity as a black woman under 30 to represent something of wellness that is really a big part of my life and has been a big part of my life for the last 12 years,'” Gerber said.
Lost in sameness
Martin Strazovec, chief creative officer of AHLOT, says there were 2,500 people who applied for the program.