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Ontario cannabis store marks grand opening with free barbecue, car show and cannabis advocacy

Jun 23, 2022 | Media Partners, The GrowthOp

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Donations collected will support Cannabis Amnesty and the Burlington Food Bank.

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Barbecue, classic cars and cannabis amnesty will be the themes this weekend at the grand opening of The Farmhouse Cannabis Co., the latest retail store to open in Burlington, Ont.

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The first annual Farmhouse BBQ will also be raising money for the Burlington Food Bank.

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Taking place this Sunday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., all cannabis and accessories at the store will be 10 per cent off.

“We’re very excited to invite our friends from Burlington to our shop,” Stuart Hall, a manager at The Farmhouse, told InSauga.

“In addition to the cars and food, we’ll also be providing information regarding the ongoing efforts of Cannabis Amnesty, as well as collecting donations for what we believe is a very worthy cause,” Hall said.

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Cannabis Amnesty was founded in 2018, in response to what the organization calls “the government’s failure to address the serious consequences of convictions for cannabis crimes that are widely accepted to be unjust.”

“There is an importance and need for programs like this in the industry because people from racialized and marginalized groups are under-represented in the legal cannabis space, yet over-represented in cannabis arrests,” Annamaria Enenajor, a partner at Ruby Shiller Enenajor DiGiuseppe Barristers, and the executive director of Cannabis Amnesty told The GrowthOp in April.

“Historically, cannabis laws were unequally enforced by law enforcement in Canada, disproportionately impacting Black, Indigenous and under-resourced communities. Now profit is being created from cannabis in a way that leaves them behind,” Enenajor said.

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Earlier this year, the organization partnered with TOQi, a cannabis technology company, to launch an inaugural cannabis fellowship program. 

The fellows began their paid internships last month at a rate of $25/hr and 35 hours a week.

Working through August in Toronto, the fellows will gain experience in advocacy and communications, as well as receive mentorship from Cannabis Amnesty board members and community partners.

Hall told InSauga that the hope is that the event will help shine a light on two important causes.

“We hope the government will continue to help delete the criminal records of these adults who found themselves before the court system years ago and are now typically gainfully employed, but still have difficulty crossing the border into the United States, for example,” he said.

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