If you have been following the legal cannabis scene, you'll know that Tweed is one of the biggest names in the game, especially in Canada. Now they have brought their first ever location to Ontario, with the opening of Tweed Cannabis in London. The brand announced yesterday that had officially opened their doors in the city.
The new store is one of the 25 legal cannabis stores that was due to open in Ontario on April 1, after winning a retail license in the lottery. However, the license didn't go directly to Tweed. The company announced that they had partnered with one of the licensees to "bring the Tweed brand retail experience to the city."
The store is located at 1025 Wellington Rd, Unit A-2 in London, Ontario. This is in a huge shopping plaza in London with other stores like a Walmart, LCBO, Beer Store, Movie Theatre, and Farm Boy, among others. There are also countless restaurants nearby including McDonalds, Five Guys, Swiss Chalet, Boston Pizza, Harvey's, Dairy Queen and other local joints.
According to the announcement, the new store will be open seven days a week. The hours of operation are Monday to Sunday, from 9 AM to 11 PM ET. This even includes the upcoming stat holiday on Monday, May 20.
While this is Tweed's first ever store location to open in Ontario, they are already well established in the country. There are currently 13 other Tweed Cannabis stores open in Canada. Of those stores, almost half of them are in Newfoundland and Labrador, where Tweed operates 6 stores. The other locations are split between Saskatchewan and Manitoba.
On top of these stores, Tweed also has a visitor center, which is actually in Smith Falls, Ontario. While this location houses growing rooms and educational experiences, they aren't currently licensed to sell cannabis, making London home to the first official Tweed store in the province.
On top of growing and selling legal Cannabis, Tweed also focuses on cannabis education, with their own Hi. Society program that teaches "budtenders" about growing their own weed. They also have partnerships with Uber and MADD Canada to inform people about the dangers of driving high.