This post is to my local members of change:
MP Mark Gerretsen
MPP Sophie Kiwala
Mayor Bryan Paterson
Visit Kingston Soon!
I believe in putting my desires out into the universe to help them come to fruition. So, in light of this I'd like to announce that with your help, I will have a storefront just down the street from each of you. My storefront could be beside our beloved and ever-growing Stone City Ales. To match marketing I might call it "Stone City Gardens".
Like SCA, I too will 'produce' my commodity in the rear area of my location. My commodity, like SCA's is rich and ripe with its own historic culture and pride. With our Government's plans to legalize my commodity, tax-paying citizens like myself are going to start coming out of their prohibition-imposed Cannabis closets. No more Canadians should feel the need to hide in closets!! :-)
How many Kingstonians are illegal medicinal Cannabis users? How many simply ingest Cannabis in place of wine or beer? Where are they buying their product? Is it safe to ingest? Has it been grown without pesticides? There is currently nothing in place to protect these people who are soon to shed their criminal skin. Surely you can see that storefronts are necessary now if not next Spring!
While the SCA crew produce incredibly tasty craft beer ~ try the Green Goddess! ~ I will produce medical grade Cannabis and legal Cannabis derivatives in all forms. I will offer classes and guidance to all who wish to medicate with this safe plant and this will help with Ontario's push to "denormalize smoking". The real magic with Cannabis is happening when we eat it; not when we smoke it. Heck, my storefront will offer pick-your-own leaves for juicing or eating!
Who else will supply my location? SCA offer wines and beers from other local craft businesses. What pride they must feel! Will I be allowed to feel this pride too? Kingston is full of green-thumbed gardening geniuses who could help supply my store. Kingston Organics & Hydroponics is ready to supply them, local security companies are ready to secure them, all we really need is a testing facility. Kingston's Queen's University Chemical Engineering Department could break new ground by creating testing facilities that could be adopted by municipalities province and nationwide.
Stone City Ales production area >
< Stone City Gardens production area
We just need regulation. There are other municipalities allowing storefronts right now. Check out my buddy's storefront "Carter's Cannabis" in Huntsville. They see the need for safe product and they see the benefit a successful retail outlet like a Cannabis dispensary can provide a city.
Dear local leaders, members of parliament, and Mayor Paterson, we have an airport to expand, homeless to house, and a bridge to build. This city is changing, let's do this right!
We'll see how many times I can get this blog post shared on my social media!!