You can smell and admire the product but you can’t touch or buy it.
Peterborough Hydroponics Centre’s new indoor medical marijuana grow operation is for educational purposes only.
Owner Michael Kidd says Health Canada recently approved a medical license for his store. Kidd believes his is the first store in Ontario to be able to showcase his harvest that is grown for two medical marijuana patients.
Health Canada’s main stipulation was that the displays be behind a secure in closing where customers couldn’t touch the budding marijuana.
“It is so much easier to imagine doing this in your own backyard or home,” Kidd says about having the display in his business.
“You see it firsthand and a picture tells a thousand words.”
Kidd has been telling people they could get themselves licensed and legally grow for over 15 years, but many people felt they couldn’t achieve that.
“Maybe it (the display) will inspire them to go after it themselves,” he notes.
Kidd says he’s been growing in the store for about a month and sales have skyrocketed.
“People ask how much for that garden and want to take home the display,” explains Kidd.