Sales, food trucks, DJs and ... there's something we're forgetting ... oh, yeah, cannabis will be on hand as Greater Sudbury's second cannabis store, Highlife, opens its doors on Marcus Drive on May 24.
The shop is the second last of Ontario's 25 cannabis shops to get its licence to open its doors.
Owned by a man named Anton Lucic, who is not a Sudburian, HighLife will carry about 350 lines of cannabis products, mainly from the Ontario Cannabis Store, but a few of their own, as well. Customers won't be able to handle the marijuana before they buy, but they will be able to take a sniff from special goblets, and even take a look with a magnifying glass.
"Everything is ready,” Lucic said in an interview earlier this month. “The only thing missing is the most crucial part — the license. As soon as I get it, I can place my order. And as soon as the delivery is made to the store, we can open up, right away."
The store will operate seven days a week from 9 a.m. to 11 p.m. Age restrictions will be vigorously enforced and anyone under age 30 should expect to be asked for ID.
The doors will finally open at 9 a.m. this coming Friday with a bit of a bang. Highlife is offering a 10-per-cent-off sale all weekend long, and some of Canada's top cannabis producers are expected to be on hand to answer questions.
Those waiting in line can take advantage of a food truck with live DJs on hand to provide the music.
Sudbury MPP Jamie West will be there to cut the ribbon.
If Highlife's opening is anything like that of Canna Cabanna's in the South End on April 20, people will be lining up to get inside.
Highlife is located at 1299 Marcus Drive.