A new cannabis restaurant has opened in downtown Edmonton.
CBD CBN offers cannabis-infused food while also operating as a federally approved research kitchen. The opening comes around the time of the fifth anniversary of Canada’s legalization of pot, on October 17, 2018.
“Really our main focus is not necessarily in getting people intoxicated, but showing people the flavours of the plant and everything it can be,” co-owner James Mulholland, who is also the bartender, told CityNews.
Mulholland and partner Stacey Mison are the first restaurateurs to receive a Cannabis, are the first in Canada to receive a cannabis research kitchen license from Health Canada, CityNews reported.
“With the research license, we get to show what you can do with cannabis more just than smoking it,” Mison, also the restaurant’s chef, told CityNews.
The opening comes as downtown Edmonton’s retail market is experiencing high vacancy. About one-third of downtown retail spaces are untenanted, the University of Alberta’s retail school reported recently.
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