The Société québecoise du cannabis (SQDC) released the first images of what their cannabis stores will look like.
The shops, slated to open on October 17, when cannabis is officially legalized, will be set up in two steps. Customers will first go through a small entrance where an employee will check their ID and verify their age (18 years and older).
Once confirmed, the potential buyers will enter a second, larger room where the products will be displayed. Customers will be able to buy their desired brand and ask for information regarding each product.
According to the press release, the SQDC says they want to prioritize providing information to customers as well as the risks and warnings of consuming their products.
In an effort not to promote the use of cannabis, the front side of the SQDC outlets will not allow bystanders to see into the store. All branches will be located in areas easily accessible to customers but must be 250 metres from schools (150 metres from schools in Montreal).
Each store will have 150 products available for purchase.
The company is currently seeking full-time and part-time employees who will be able to accommodate the SQDC’s daily service.
20 branches will open across Quebec in October with more slated to open by 2020.
Online sales will also be offered as soon as cannabis is legalized to service the entire population.