There are magnificent arrangements of lilies, orchids, peonies and tulips. There are also green plants galore. But none of the aforementioned can be smoked.
No matter, people continue to call or drop into this florist shop on Notre-Dame St. W. and inquire about purchasing pot. That has everything to do with the name of the place, Le Pot de Fleurs / The Flower Pot.
In spite of the fact that the only shops permitted to sell pot in Montreal are the provincially run Société québécoise du cannabis outlets, the message has clearly not been registered by some stoners.
And so it is that Flower Pot proprietors Pia and Herbert Teichmann have been deluged by those in search of marijuana.
No sooner was cannabis made legal here than the couple learned that would-be buyers went online to Google “weed stores near me” and their shop was among the destinations listed.