“We saw an opportunity to bring a safe and simple cannabis retain experience to airports across Canada and so in 2020 we founded Copilot,” Horton said. “We reached out to YXS later that year and have been working with the team ever since to bring our store to Prince George.”
Horton pointed out that Prince George makes for an ideal location for Copilot’s first airport weed shop.
“We felt Prince George was the best place to start because of the size of the airport and the community culture,” Horton said.
“We felt the airport was large enough to have enough passenger traffic and enough flights to test out the different aspects of the business model but small enough where we would develop a community feel and it wouldn’t necessarily feel like our retail store was in a sea of other stores or that it was an overwhelming experience for other passengers given that is a very new concept.”
The plan is to locate Copilot’s marijuana shop before security to avoid making it available only for travelers, but the airport will remain a smoke-free environment except for indicated marked smoking areas.
One question comes to mind: Will the cannabis shop impact the number of travelers who will choose this airport?
This article originally appeared on Benzinga and has been reposted with permission.
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