Q: Why can't I just buy the apparel in your store?
A: Coming Soon! We're in the middle of curating the collection of new goods for our people to sport. Keep an eye on our Instagram @superette_shop to see when we launch online and in a neighbourhood near you!
Q: What is a 'Superette?'
A: So glad you asked - a superette is a convenience store, sometimes with deli elements, super popular in Newfoundland, New England states, and Hawaii. Generally chock full of goodies, just like our stores, and easily tucked into a corner unit in your neighbourhood, just like us! Has buckets of flowers: yup to them, yup to us.
Q: What do THC and CBD percentages mean on my packaging?
A: So important! Those numbers are the percentage or volume of THC (delta 9 tetrahydrocannabinol) or CBD (cannabidiol) present in the flower, oil or capsule. THC is the psychoactive part of the plant, so if you're a new or infrequent consumer of the ol' cannabis, start with a lower percentage of this and go slow (maybe just try one pull off a vape or joint, or a low-THC capsule like 2.5mg).
CBD will help counteract the side effects of THC, so it's great to have on hand if you're consuming something new, a higher percentage of THC, or a strain you don't know.
Q: What's with all the packaging?
A: We’re trying to do our part by using 100% recyclable paper shopping bags as well as donating 1 can to the Ottawa Food Bank for every package recycled at our Wellington West store in 2020* (link to CSR page on OFB). As for cannabis, the Cannabis Act requires Licensed Producers to package their cannabis in a bunch of different ways designed to ensure safety around children and for tracking. And it has to keep the flower as fresh as possible for as long as possible. Woof. It’s tough to do all that. Keep the feedback coming - we pass it on to the producers & encourage them to cut back wherever possible!