The cannabis e-commerce company said the cafes will offer information on safe use and responsible methods of consumption for an age-appropriate audience.
“We have been trying develop an educational kind of center for people to gather in communities to learn not only about the benefits of edible cannabis but about how it can help them in everyday living and life,” Darren Gill, vice president for strategic operations at Namaste, told Steve Darling of Proactive Investors.
Each store will sell Vancouver-based Namaste’s vaporizers and cannabis accessories along with non-cannabis Healthy Eating and Living (H.E.A.L.) products developed with Australian TV chef Pete Evans.
The H.E.A.L. brand with work with Evans to develop a series of cooking videos that will showcase some of the products available for purchase and unique recipes.
'Totally new adventure'
"It’s a totally new adventure for people on the planet and the chefs to take it to a new level,” Evans told Proactive Investors. “I am very excited about the future.”
No cannabis will be sold at the cafes, according to Gill.
Shares of Namaste climbed C$0.01 to C$1.38 in Friday’s Canadian trading. They traded at US$1.05 on the OTC Markets.
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