There’s no shortage of dispensaries opening up on street corners across Ontario but one will be sure to catch your eye, not just for its pop of colour but its unique product: catnip.
Mikey White is the owner of Catnip Dispensary Inc., in Midland, Ont., roughly 160 kilometres north of Toronto. He says the idea for the business began after he rescued a cat when living in the city.
“I found her frozen out on the street one night and she came out of the bushes and kind of picked me, in a sense,” White said. “So I brought her up to my apartment and after a couple of weeks I had posters up and realized no one was looking for her.”
After deciding to keep the cat, he says he wanted to give her the “best life possible,” and started to transform his downtown bachelor apartment into a cat paradise.
Idea started with ‘zoomies’
White put up cat shelves, walls and even flipped his patio into a “catio” to let her enjoy the outdoors. Shortly after, he bought two catnip plants and began to notice how Evol, his cat, would react differently to each one.
“I noticed when she would go up to the original one, she would get the zoomies — running up