With Canada’s recreational market on-target for an October 17th debut, there is plenty to be excited for. While marijuana has been prevalent in societies for centuries, it’s only now becoming de-stigmatized. At least, in this era of prohibition. Cannabis culture has become a celebration of the plant, rather than a knock on it.
There are plenty of cannabis events prevalent in today’s day and age. However, none might be as eloquent as what Canada has in store ahead of legalization.
The Sherbrooke Historical Society, a non-profit historical institution founded in 1927, is set to partner with the medical marijuana grow-op MYM Nutraceuticals for an unprecedented cannabis event. The two have signed on to create a cannabis museum in the town of Weedon, Quebec.
Cannabis Museum Underway
MYM Nutraceuticals announced on Friday they will be developing the museum with Sherbrooke. According to the press release, the endeavor will feature a 1.5 million square foot cannabis production facility.
MYM’s CEO Rob Gietl expressed his excitement for the museum, aptly named CannaCentre, in the press release.
“We are thrilled to partner with the Sherbrooke Historical Society in developing the concept of the CannaCentre at what is anticipated to be our flagship cannabis production facility in Weedon, Quebec,” Gietl said. “The Sherbrooke Historical Society has long recognized the importance of historical conservation in Sherbrooke and the Eastern Townships. Having a hand in building Canada’s first cannabis museum will ensure this monumental occasion will be highlighted in the records of the Eastern Townships rich history.“
One of the main goals of the project is to help educate people on the cultural implications of cannabis throughout the years. However, Jean Thériault, the President of the Sherbrooke Historical Society, believes it will also raise money for an area of need.
“The Sherbrooke Historical Society is honored to be the leading partner for this project in Weedon, Quebec,” the president said. “It is a rare opportunity to participate in a project that could revitalize a corner of our region that is in need of help. To develop educational, cultural and tourism tools, here in the RCM du Haut-St-François, is an interesting challenge for us and for all of the Eastern Townships.“
Although the press release outlined the premise of the museum, nothing is set in stone. There was no tentative date listed for the opening, and there was little-said about the contents of the museum. At this point in time, the project seems to be in the “think tank” stages.
But considering the rich history of cannabis, the two sides probably won’t have much trouble brainstorming ideas.