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Store Feature: Cochrane, Alberta


We know where we come from and our authenticity extends from the motivation of the people who have come before us! Just a short drive west of Calgary, you will find the town of Cochrane. This fast-growing community is known for its western heritage and small-town hospitality. Spiritleaf is thrilled to have a store, in the center of this picturesque town.

This area features amazing natural spaces and parks including the Glenbow Ranch Provincial Park and the popular Big Hill Springs Provincial Park. For animal lovers, there is a wolf-dog sanctuary, a non-profit organization that rescues and rehabilitates displaced animals. Cochranite’s have plenty of outdoor pursuits to enjoy such as curling, hiking, golf and much more.

With a reputation for its western culture, which is strong in the province of Alberta, the area features the Cochrane Ranche Historic Site for visitors to experience first hand. There is also a Labour Day Rodeo hosted by the Lions Club, an event which has been going on there for over 50 years. 

Proud to be locally owned and operated, read on for more about the owner of this Spiritleaf Cochrane location.

  • What is your first name and what is your professional background?

My name is Michael, I am the franchise owner and manager of the Spiritleaf Cochrane location. My previous professional background includes work as an IT/Heavy Equipment Operator.

  • Where is your store located? 

This store is nestled in the beautiful town of Cochrane, Alberta. The address is #401-1st Street West, found in the heart of its historic downtown district.

  • Why did you choose to open a Cannabis retail store-front? 

I fully believe in the regulated products and am passionate about Cannabis use and its benefits, in all forms.

  • What attracted you to Spiritleaf?

The look, and feel, but mostly—the people. It’s not just a business, it’s a collective group of like-minded people, who share in the cannabis love, and who have doubled-down on their research and strategy to not only present and represent cannabis as it should be but to teach and be an advocator.

  • Other interesting facts about you that the public should know? 

My hometown is Cochrane, and we are locally owned and operated! I’m super excited to share my (and our staff’s) cannabis love and knowledge! Also–I’m an outdoor enthusiast, and an animal lover…we have three pugs, and we welcome all the dogs in the store to say hello!

Stocked with quality, curated cannabis and staffed by a friendly team of experts, we invite you to visit a location nearest you to learn more. Click here for store details!

Reference: Michael Forzani- Franchise Owner, TripAdvisor, MacKay’s Ice Cream, Yamnuska Wolfdog Sanctuary, Kiddle EncyclopediaTown of Cochrane, cochranerodeo.com.

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