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4 Reasons Why You Should Support Local Businesses and Dispensaries

Published On:
January 12, 2022

Read time:
3 Minutes

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The cannabis market has grown at an exponential rate, which means lots of nationwide cannabis shops that provide different kinds of services. While it can be tempting to purchase from bigger companies, local dispensaries deserve a spot in the limelight for many reasons.

Supporting local businesses has always been a good idea, and this applies to the cannabis market. In this post, we will list some of the reasons why you should support your local head shop rather than ordering from bigger distributors. 

Before you continue reading, check out our store locations all over Ontario to find out which one is closest to you. 

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1. When You Support Local Businesses, You Support the Community

One of the main pros of supporting local dispensaries is the positive socio-economic impact it brings to the community. Local dispensaries are naturally invested in providing a service that’s tailored specifically for members of the community. Local dispensaries are also active in supporting causes for the community, whether it be charities, fundraisers, or other events that bring people together. 

Local businesses also empower the people in the community, by providing jobs and services that fuel the livelihoods of these individuals. 

2. Local Dispensaries Offer A Personalized Approach

When you support local businesses, you might notice a more friendly approach from the staff. Local dispensary staff, such as budtenders, make it their mission to learn your name and what type of products you’re looking for. They take time to learn about the consumers on a deeper level and this kind of relationship ushers in a better understanding of cannabis and its specific effects

When consumers are comfortable with the budtenders, they are more open to asking questions and learning about cannabis as a plant, specifically about lesser-known cannabis elements, such as terpenes and CBN. This gives consumers a better understanding of cannabis, further destigmatizing the plant and the industry as a whole.

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3. Local Dispensaries Provide Access to Safe Cannabis

Because of high registration fees, the black market in legalized areas remains huge. This means that local dispensaries make the effort to pay these fees and be an advocate of legalization despite financial difficulties. When you support local businesses, dispensaries, in particular, you can assure yourself that you are part of a progressive movement.  Small or local dispensary owners go the extra mile just to provide a legal service without making as much of a profit compared to larger-scale corporations. 

4. Local Dispensaries Offer the Most Affordable Prices

It’s common for bigger cannabis companies to sell products at a higher cost, as there are more avenues that products go through. Local dispensaries shorten the supply chain, hence, providing affordable prices that the local community can take advantage of.

In saying this, True North Cannabis Co. offers a price guarantee for any OCS licensed reseller. If you find a lower price on a product, we will beat it by 5%.

Local dispensaries, such as True North Cannabis Co., typically have promotions that members of the community can enjoy, providing a sense of care when it comes to budget-friendly cannabis consumers. Discount cards or loyalty cards are also usually present in local dispensaries, allowing for more savings if you’re a regular consumer.

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As an added bonus, True North Cannabis Co. offers discounts to seniors and first responders. We believe that access to quality cannabis products should be affordable to everyone, especially those that are integral members of the community.

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Support Local Businesses by Supporting True North Cannabis Co.

True North Cannabis Co. is Ontario’s largest retail cannabis shop, with 32 stores – and counting – all across the province. Our goal is to make quality cannabis products accessible and affordable to everyone, including those who wish to try local cannabis products sourced from all over the country. By choosing us, you support local businesses and are giving back to your community!

Visit any of our locations, or contact us to find out more about our offerings specific to each location. Talk to one of our experienced budtenders and ask them about our latest offerings.

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