Here's how Calgary cannabis retailers are adjusting to the pandemic

Mar 26 2020, 2:33 pm

While Calgary remains in a local state of emergency, its cannabis retailers are adjusting to new sanitary procedures to keep their customers safe and supplied.

Some stores like Spiritleaf are reducing hours, removing smell jars and paper menus, and ramping up their cleaning routines.

“At the moment we are looking to have only half of the maximum capacity at each store, and while in-store,” the company said in a statement to Daily Hive, “we ask that shoppers keep a six-foot distance from each other, and not to come in if they are feeling unwell.”

They have also advised customers to take advantage of the Leafly Pickup online ordering system to reduce the amount of contact with staff and customers.

Popular retailer Four20 Premium Market have also adjusted hours and beefed up their cleaning, as well as ceasing cash payments and only taking debit or credit.

They also have some tips for people to lower their risk of transmission.

“Keep your sessions solo. Reduce or eliminate sessions with friends. It’s best to remain cautious during this time,” Four20 wrote in a statement.

“Clean your accessories. It’s a great time to ensure the cleanliness of your accessories. It can help reduce any potential contamination risk, especially if these items have been shared with others.”

Four20 has also stated that it “will continue to serve and support our community, and ensure we are providing our customers a safe space.”

Visit your retailer’s website to check for adjusted hours, payment information, and more on the measures being taken to reduce risk during the pandemic.