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US: The World-Spectator - Moosomin, Saskatchewan, Canada

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The Jimmy's Cannabis shop in Martensville. The Moosomin location at 506 Main Street will open this Saturday.

Jimmy's Cannabis shop opens Saturday

Opening set for 4/20

April 16, 2019 4:27 pm

Kevin Weedmark

4/20 was for many years a day when marijuana activists across Canada protested against marijuana laws. This year Moosomin's cannabis store--Jimmy's Cannabis--will open for business on 4/20, this Saturday, April 20.

Kevin Weedmark interviewed John Thomas, one of the owners of Jimmy's Cannabis, last week about the opening of the new shop.

How are things coming along in your shop in Moosomin?

Pretty good in the Moosomin location. All we have left is the building inspection and then the SLGA inspection and we anticipate being open Saturday, April 20.

You must have always been planning the Moosomin opening for 4/20.

Ha ha! We had the opening pegged for mid-April and then we thought it would make sense to open it on 4/20. It will be the first 4/20 since cannabis has been legalized in Canada.

It's pretty exciting and it's a date on the calendar that cannabis enthusiasts have marked. It's unfortunate we couldn't open the Moosomin store October 17 (the day cannabis was legalized) but I think 4/20 is a pretty neat, exciting day to open it.

What has been your experience so far in your other locations, in Martensville, Battleford and Estevan?

We had major supply issues but we've got those under control now. We opened Martensville on October 17 and it sold out of cannabis on October 18, then it was closed down for a month because there was no supply. When we opened Estevan we didn't have any CBD oil or pre rolls and now we are kind of able to offer a full assortment which is exciting.

What have been the main challenges in getting those others up and running efficiently?

The main problem was supply, and then second was probably that it's a new industry and things as simple as software for the legal cannabis industry just don't exist.

Dealing with financial institutions, whether it be banking or insurance, it was difficult.

A lot of American companies won't work with you because you're a cannabis company, even though it's legal in Canada. That was more a problem setting up the company, when cannabis was still illegal. That has really improved now.

The promotion regulations are very strict and restrictive. We had our Facebook page taken down because it's an American company and they had different concerns. It's definitely been a challenge.

It's been a challenge just to get the information out there that we're a legal business, we're a licenced business. The product we're selling has those safety measures and checks and balances, and it's from a licensed producer. A lot of education goes into that.

What surprises you about the businesses that you have opened so far? Are you getting the range of customers you expected?

The range of customers shocked everybody. I think often people have in mind who they would think of as the stereotypical cannabis user. We've found that it's a segment of every population, young or old, male or female, and all walks of life.

You had an ad in the paper a couple of weeks ago looking for employees. Are you fully staffed in Moosomin now?

We're fully staffed now. The manager, Jina Creighton, has been with us for a few months now, and the rest of the staff is on their way to Estevan for some live in-store training, and preparation to get the store open for Saturday.

What is the plan for Saturday?

We'll open at noon on Saturday, we'll have a ribbon cutting and a barbecue for anyone who wants to come down.

I think it's the neighborly thing to do. We want people to come down and see the store and meet the staff, and we'll put on a barbecue and show off the store to anyone who would like to come down.

How does Moosomin fit into your plans? This is the smallest community where you're operating a store.

Yes, the town of Battleford is close to the size of Moosomin, but it has North Battleford just across the River.

But we love Moosomin. It's the most happening town of its size in Canada. We really enjoy going to Moosomin and we're really excited to be part of the community.

The business community has been incredibly welcoming. We just really enjoy our time in Moosomin.

We're happy we were able to purchase a building on Main Street in Moosomin, and we're really looking forward to opening the store and being part of the business community in Moosomin.

What hours are you planning to be open to start?

We'll be open 12-8 Monday to Thursday, 12-9 Friday and Saturday and 12-5 or 6 on Sunday.


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Western Canada has erupted in protest over denial of pipeline projects. Last week there was a truck rally from Virden to Brandon and a rally for resources in Regina that included some local residents. Cory Garvey made this sign for the Virden truck convoy held on January 5, 2019.

The ribbon cutting for the grand reopening of Strive Fitness Centre on January 11, 2019. From left are employee Kristen McAuley, Mayor Larry Tomlinson cutting the ribbon, new owner May Han, and employee Sharen Hogarth.

After reading about it in the January 7, 2019 Looking Back column, Bob Davidson submitted this photo of the McAuley Tigers oldtimers team after winning the 1983 Reno Gamblers Cup in Nevada. In back from left are Bob Grant, Stan Fraser, Mike Sauter, Dick McAuley, Gerry Lyttle, Rod Lee, Lloyd Carruthers, Wayne Poole, Bob Lane, Don Bradley, Bob Davidson, and Jim Webb. In front are Ron Oliver, Joe Laxdal, Ed Mills, Blaine Hodgson, Don McEwen, and Huntley Lewis.

Volunteers feed sheaves of wheat into the threshing machine during the threshing demonstration.

The Moosomin Generals played their first RMFL game on Friday, Sept. 7 in Moosomin against the Interlake Thunder. The Generals lost to the Thunder 41-13. General Manager Jason Schenn says it will be a rebuilding year for the Generals, who lost a lot of their senior players after last season. Chris Lonseth with the ball for the Generals.

As part of the World-Spectator's harvest photo contest, Leona Nosterud submitted this photo of Rhett and Lena Nosterud from Moosomin with their Uncle Kenton Ziegler at his farm near Beisker, Alta. Turn to pages 28-29 for more harvest photos.

Members of the community, the Redvers Fire Department, and Brian Waynert of Loraas Disposal with the firetruck that was donated to Redvers. From left are Pat Ross, Axel Larson, Brodie McColl, Brian Waynert with Loraas Disposal, Doug Bennett, Fire Chief Brad Hutton, Wes Malin, Ron Henderson, Juanita Henderson (in front of Ron), Ellen Skulmoski, Robert Carriere, and Dave Pride.

With the snow melting suddenly and quickly at the end of April, this group of kids in Moosomin took advantage of some of the big puddles left behind to have fun with their bikes. This photo was submitted by Larry Rambold, and was taken on North Front Street.

Construction continues on the new SaskPower building in Eastgate Business Park in Moosomin. The new 8,200 square foot building is being constructed at a cost of $2.5 million.

The Moosomin Thursday night Tai Chi class.

The Saskatchewan Common Ground Alliance (SCGA) hosted a Contractor Safety Breakfast in Moosomin Tuesday, April 17 at the MCC Centre. The purpose of the breakfast was to stress the importance of safe excavation practices and being wary of overhead power lines.

Hadley Klapak of Moosomin decided to have friends donate to the Humboldt Broncos for her sixth birthday party instead of bringing presents for her. She said she wanted "to help the parents and the hockey team." Hadley and her friends raised $80 for the Humboldt Broncos.

There was some serious bidding at the Fleming Pie Auction held on Friday, April 6 to raise money for the Fleming Community Hall. Abby Sheane, Chenoa Dingman and Sonja Sheane with some cupcakes they bid on.

A hundred current junior or former junior hockey players laced up skates and skated out onto the ice at the Moosomin Comminiplex in a massive benefit game organized to show support for the Humboldt Broncos on Friday, April 13.

Moosomin Minor hockey player Kendry Lewis, age 8, holds a candle in his palm at a vigil held for the Humboldt Broncos at the MCC Centre in Moosomin on Sunday, April 9.

Brett Tollefson (left) plays the part of Geordie, one of a group of men out to "catch chicks" in this year's theatrical performance by Whitewood's Not So Famous People Players.

Crescent Point donated $5,000 to the Moosomin Fire Department for the purchase of a new aerial platform truck. At left is Mark Holloway of Crescent Point presenting the cheque to Jack Thompson and Greg Nosterud of the Moosomin Fire Department

The Tickity Boob Fundraiser on March 24 in Moosomin raised $18,712.74 for Debbie Brown who is undergoing treatments for breast cancer. The proceeds of the fundraiser were presented to Debbie last week by the volunteers who helped organize the fundraiser. In back from left are Lynn Russell, Sharen Hogarth, Anna Hall and Andrew Stacey. In front are Marlyne Primrose presenting a cheque for $18,712.74

Rihanna Flora performing a speech arts section called "Purple Cow" at the Moosomin and District Music Festival Adjudicator's Showcase on Sunday, March 25.

Travis Statz in action during game four in Rocanville Tuesday, March 27.

The Redvers Rockets with the Big Six championship banner on Saturday, March 24.

Monica Van der Merwe, Kadence Meredith, Chelsea Sauve, and Adele Boast at McNaughton senior drama students performance of Skid Marks: A Play About Driving

Isabella Restau, Avrielle Brehaut, and Alexia Brehaut with the adjudicator after performing a modern pop and musical movie solos in the 10-and-under and 8-and-under categories at Moosomin & District Music Festival on March 25, 2018

Emily Paliuk from Maryfield, top, Adriana Gray from Maryfield, bottom left, and Lydia Dunham from Wawota, bottom right, performing during a gymnastics competition on March 18, 2018

The Redvers Rockets won the first game of the Big Six final against the Carnduff Red Devils 4-0 on Wednesday, March 14, 2018

The Moosomin Legion made a $1,500 donation to the Moosomin 802 Pipestone Air Cadets last week. The money was raised with proceeds from the Legion's Poppy Fund.

Maya Petreny performs at the Moosomin Skating Club's Spring Skating Carnival.

Gab, Maddex, Luke, Kaynen, Ryker, and Vorster had a blast building a snow fort in the trees at MacLeod Elementary School Monday, March 5, 2018 after heavy snowfall in the area.

Celebrating the tie-breaking goal scored in the third period by Kent Sauter during the Wawota Flyers vs Carnduff Red Devils semifinal game on Thursday, March 8, 2018.

Girls football practice was held March 6 at the MCC Centre in Moosomin. This is the inaugural season for the newly formed girls team.

Some of the Telemiracle skaters posed for a picture on the ice at Welwyn's Telemiracle Skate-a-Thon on March 1, 2018

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SOC - survival of society (propaganda_theme3) USE - gateway, use is abuse (propaganda_theme4) KID - children (propaganda_theme5)
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Distortion 18: Cannabis and Mental Illness
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From Martin Luther King to Anonymous, governments target dissenters not just "bad guys" (2014)

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U.S. Prisons Thriving on Jim Crow Marijuana Arrests (2013)
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