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Thomas Stevens: Small-Town Cannabis Retail and Cannabis Tourism

Dec 13, 2023


Sit down with Krista and Jay as the interview Tom Stevens from The Community Store. They explore the strategic decision to focus on cannabis retail in smaller towns with populations of 50,000 or less. They discuss the unique opportunities these towns present and shed light on The Community Store's distinctive "Cannabis Cabins" store design.

The episode investigates how The Community Store creatively navigates regulatory challenges, using lounges to catalyze community engagement and drive traffic to their various cannabis retail locations.

Tom shares insights into their innovative approach, which not only complies with regulations but also establishes a unique connection with the local community and tourism.

This crafty one-of-a-kind retailer focuses on cannabis tourism experience, blending cannabis with the rich heritage of Prince Edward County's wine tourism, highlighting the "cabin-like" retail spaces and lounges that appeal to both locals and tourists. The episode provides a fascinating look into the intersection of cannabis, local history, and tourism in a captivating and authentic manner.

Watch the episode on YouTube [11 min]



Connect with Krista: https://www.linkedin.com/in/krista-raymer/

Connect with Jay: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jaymrosenthal/

Guest: Tom Stevens: https://www.linkedin.com/in/stevensthomas/

The Brand: https://thecommunitystore.ca/

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