5Buds enters new phase in cannabis industry with edibles
On October 17, 2019, exactly one year after the first wave of legalization brought flower and other products, edibles, extracts and topicals officially became legal in Canada. 5Buds Cannabis began getting some of the new products just before Christmas.
“We were very excited to get the new wave of cannabis products in our stores just in time for the holidays,” says Corey Tyacke, Retail General Manager for 5Buds. “We have definitely seen an increase in sales since the new products came in. I think a lot of people have really been waiting for these products since cannabis first became legal. We’re only just beginning with this phase. I can’t wait to see what products become available in the coming months!”
Edibles are different than cannabis flower. The effects of smoking cannabis can be felt very quickly, whereas edibles take up to two hours before the high is felt. “We definitely recommend that customers start with a small amount and go very slowly,” says Tyacke. “If you don’t notice anything right away – that’s normal.”
Customers can find edibles in the form of chocolate bars, mints, and gummies at 5Buds, while other products like vapes and drinks are expected to come out later this year.
5Buds is owned by Synergy Five Investments, a limited partnership with four partners: ABD, Des Nedhe Development, Peter Ballantyne Group of Companies, and Prince Albert Business Development. Shareholders of these companies include 13 different First Nations in Saskatchewan. 5Buds has stores in Warman, North Battleford, and Yorkton; there is also an online store that can deliver to anywhere in Saskatchewan at www.5buds.ca.