Greater Sudbury’s newest cannabis retailer Northbound Cannabis Co. opened its doors on April 3.
Located in the Cedar Pointe Plaza on Regent Street, the shop features edibles, cannabis beverages, topical solutions and other traditional cannabis products.
There is also a consultation suite where customers can speak one-on-one with an expert in a private lounge area. The shop also offers a wide-range of price points from “value conscious brands to the more premier level products.”
Phil Bouffard, who is one of the five owners of Northbound Cannabis Co., said all the products in the store were hand selected so as to make for an easier shopping experience.
“What we try to do is elevate the shopping experience for our customers by curating the best products in each category so our customers don’t get lost in the process,” Bouffard said.
According to the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario, there are now five cannabis retail stores open in Greater Sudbury and more than a dozen other locations "in progress".
To stand out amongst the other shops in town, the owners of Northbound Cannabis wanted to create a more comfortable, boutique-like atmosphere for their customers.
“We wanted to make it feel much like a coffee shop with our lounge, mood lighting and our music to make you feel relaxed during your time with us,” Bouffard said.
But it isn’t just about looks. Bouffard said their goal is to educate consumers on different cannabis consumption as well as the variety of products.
“We are rooted in the idea of telling a bit more of a brand story when we think about our products.
“Instead of just talking about the THC content, there’s a lot more that goes into the making of these products and what makes them great. We think that by educating our consumers and highlighting these brands on more of their process and background, it’s going to empower our customers to make the right decisions when consuming cannabis.”
Northbound Cannabis Co. is located at 113-1984 Regent Street.
The shop is open Monday to Saturday from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. and Sunday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. with proper COVID-19 protocols in place. Customers can also order online for in-store pick-up or curbside.
Visit Northbound Cannabis Co. online at ForTheNorth.ca.