Burlington’s newest cannabis retailer takes you to weed school

Published September 1, 2020 at 12:30 pm

Retailer mīhī cannabis officially opens its doors at Walker’s Line in Burlington.

Retailer mīhī cannabis officially opens its doors at Walker’s Line in Burlington.

The cannabis retail store, located at 3500 Dundas St., opens for the first time at 10 a.m. Wednesday (Sept. 2).

The grand opening will take place on Sept. 12. 

“The store was created with an element of discovery in mind where people can learn about cannabis at their own speed under advisement from thoughtful guides as they journey to improve their wellbeing through cannabis,” according to an official media release from mīhī (pronounced “meehee”, which in Latin means “for me”).

“We will also be offering educational workshops developed by cannabis education specialist and industry pioneer Tabitha Fritz to push customer empowerment – an integral component of what is at the core of mīhī’s mandate.”

The company says, in an effort to ensure community plays a major role in in-store operations, mīhī has partnered with a number of local artisans and entrepreneurs to supply “handmade, one-of-a-kind goods”.

“We are thrilled to open our first store which is decidedly focused on the customer experience and product assortment,” said Steffen Schenk, President and COO.

“Prior to launch, we completed significant consumer and market research to guide our retail offering. Our findings led us to take a unique approach towards our product assortment. Our retail team is ready to go.”

Currently, there are eight licensed cannabis retail stores in Burlington, including three approved since the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO) moved to an open licensing system for cannabis retail store applications earlier this year.

The eight stores include:

  • Relm Cannabis Co. (4031 Fairview St. Suite 103)
  • Corner Cannabis (3007 New St.)
  • The Hunny Pot Cannabis Co. (1505 Guelph Line, Unit 3-4)
  • Friendly Stranger Plains Road (1025 and 1059 Plains Rd. E., Unit 3)
  • Pioneer Cannabis Co. (1200 Brant St., Unit B-004)
  • mihi (3500 Dundas St., Unit A1B)
  • Canna Cabana Burlington (2400 Guelph Line, Unit 2)
  • Welcome Cannabis (1401 Plains Rd., Unit 5)

Four additional cannabis retail stores are under review by the AGCO and two are out for comment.

The requirement for a cannabis retail store is 150 metres from schools (as defined by the Education Act), as per the provincial regulations.

The City of Burlington guideline for a cannabis retail store is 500 metres from schools.

(photo credit: mihi cannabis official website)

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