‘It’s changed so much’: Alberta cannabis retailers, growers reflect on success as legal industry turns 2Posted by On


Canada became the second country to legalize the sale and consumption of marijuana on October 17th, 2018 — meaning Saturday marked the two-year anniversary of the industry.

In Lethbridge, the first licensed cannabis retailer to open its doors was a New Leaf Cannabis’s location in early November. Now, dozens of stores can be found around the city.

Chase Bennett, chief executive officer for the Bud Supply Group, says starting up their business was a gamble, not knowing what the new industry would bring, but hoping it would be a positive change.

“We didn’t like our jobs, we didn’t like our current life situation,” he explained.

Now, they have six locations across southern Alberta, with Bridge Bud Supply in Lethbridge being their most popular.

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