by Al Graham
After the successful opening of the Canadian Cannabis Learning Centre, Michael and I were able to talk about the open house and its accessibility.
Q: How did the CCLC open house go? We feel that the open house went well. Our goal was to introduce ourselves to the cannabis community in an informal setting and let everyone know who we are and what our goals are. We were very well received and have made some invaluable friendships that will help us in spreading our message of Educate to Medicate! Our thanks go out to the exhibitors who took the time to come out and help educate people along with us. Just the fact that we got TY’s attention makes it an unequivocal success!
Is CCLC operating as a compassion center as well as a learning center?No, we are compassionate in our teaching and support but have no intention of getting in the compassion center industry.
Is the CCLC going to open to the general public in order to help spread the education? Or is it a mem-bers-only venue? The CCLC is and always has been open to the public, and we are always on the lookout for people in need of cannabis education and medication information. We also need MMAR patients to partner with our certified grow-ers. People are always welcome to contact us at any time with any questions or thoughts that they might have! We are people for people!
How many attended the CCLC open house? We had about 100 people come through the open house. We are very proud of the fact that we had at least 40 MMAR patients all hanging out together, renewing old friendships and creating new ones! A very valuable exchange of information was spread through these wise minds to people new to the culture. We are pleased to announce that we have signed our first growers and are on our way to our first grower-patient partnering!
Is the CCLC working with other cannabis businesses in the community, such as stores or compassion cen-ters? We work with every honest and like-minded aspect of the industry to help educate; there is no such thing as too much knowledge! We are aligned with a number of stores and suppliers for educational material and growing sup-plies. There is a list of friends of the CCLC on our brochure.
How has the response been since you opened?
- The response has been extremely positive. People are very curious as to what we do, and when informed of our goal, which is to educate, license, and partner them, their curiosity turns to desire to learn with us. We currently have five growers going through our program and are looking for MMAR patients to partner them with!
Is anything that you’d like to add?We’d like to thank you in advance for this. We’d also like to thank the many friends of the CCLC. Some of these people are P.A.C.E., Purity Hemp Products, Treating Yourself, Clandestiny, L.E.A.P. , Sha Sha Organic Foods, Hempola, and Canada Number1seedbank, as well as The Green Party of Canada.