Is BeKind Kelowna Currently Open?
Short answer: No. As of July 9th, BeKind Kelowna has ceased selling cannabis products of any kind on site at the request of The City of Kelowna. All dispensaries in Kelowna were issued letters in June of 2018 requesting closure, and in preparation to be granted a license at the date of legalization in October, we felt it was in our best interest to comply with the city. Although this has been unfortunate news for many of the members who've grown to count on us providing them access to cannabis as medicine, we are still open during the week to provide redirection and information services to anyone who drops by. On that note, please feel free to drop by and say "Hello"!
Where can I purchase Cannabis?
Our location in Vernon is still operating and is only about a 45 min drive from Kelowna. Our address is listed on the front page and can be clicked through to bring up Google Maps directions.
How do I become a member?
If you come visit our shop in Vernon, you will need to bring the following: a piece of valid government issued photo ID and either a current prescription from a licensed medical practitioner or an authorization from Health Canada in the form of a signed ACMPR form or a card from a Licensed Producer, or a signed Section 129 form. ACMPR Authorizations are your best route to protect yourself legally and are a available to be downloaded here: ACMPR Authorization Form.
Can I purchase Cannabis Products from BeKind online?
We currently do not offer such an option. We also will not accept calls to order over the phone and ship out anywhere. If you want to order cannabis online, we recommend that you register with a Licensed Producer with a completed ACMPR authorization. You can find a list of current Licensed Producers here: List of Licensed Producers.
I suffer from __________, what Cannabis Product will help with that?
Unfortunately, we are legally unable to make medical claims promoting the use of cannabis as a medicine. The internet is a great resource as long as you can remember to use discretion and remain skeptical. Some great pages that you can visit are leafly.com and weedmaps.com. You best option, however, is to reach out to your medical health practitioner, ask questions, and if you are still not sure you can seek out second opinions.
I am interested in opening a dispensary, is Bekind licensing or franchising?
BeKind has a licensing model that we’ve designed for anyone who is interested in opening their own BeKind store. If this is something that interests you, feel free to reach out to us with the subject line “BeKind Retail Licensing Opportunity”. We will set up a call or send you an email to see if you meet the certain required criteria and we can then further discuss options if you those sets of criteria have all been checked off.