Man, I live in B.C. And I have to say thank you for going this road...I fully agree with everything you wrote in this post. The recreational side of things, may bring you the masses, but it won't bring you the respect of going about it the way you are...
I am on the other side of the fence, trying to produce Organic meds, that have helping people in mind. Trying to go from reg Organics, to No-Till, as I write this, but one day I want to offer a shop like you have planned, but have to build toward that goal. I will be following your story, because I am interested in your outlook.
On the flip side, I will be gearing towards the medicinal side of things, while growing. The good thing is....All the signs point towards there being just as much money, or more, by growing/selling this way. EVERYONE needs meds, not everyone will want to get wrecked. I know of some high CBD strains around here, that are getting as much, or more than high THC strains.
Either way, I just wanted to say thank-You for keeping it somewhat pure in essence.