Marijuana Shortage in Newfoundland One Day After Legalization

On the first day of legalization across Canada on Oct. 17, Thomas H. Clarke predicted his store in Portugal Cove, Newfoundland would run from merchandise by Friday. He ended up running out on Wednesday afternoon, the same day cannabis was legalized.

Newfoundland and Labrador is Canada’s easternmost province a half-hour ahead of Canada. It was the first state to open for business as 12:01 a.m. struck on Oct. 17, heralding the beginning of legal cannabis in Canada.

After opening up as one of the first stores to sell cannabis legally, Clarke’s THC Distribution ran from product just after 4 p.m. on Oct. 17. “It s very bad news in my eyes.

“I shocked that I sold out so fast, and also upset that I don’t have merchandise for everybody. I m letting a great deal of people down here and I was assured that when the cannabis was paid to by me I would receive it. ”

Clarke said he received $10,000 worth of a $70,000 order from his supplier, adding he doesn’t understand why his order was brief there is a delay or how long it’ll take to get restocked. He receives his cannabis from suppliers like Canopy Growth.

“I pray that something gets sent to me overnight so that I ’ll have some merchandise for tomorrow,” he told CBC. “I ’ m going to keep the shop closed and spend a couple of days with my 29, Should I don ’ t get any merchandise. ”

Something Stinks

The Newfoundland and Labrador Liquor Corporation (NLC), the corporation responsible for cannabis law, told CBC the issue goes beyond available item.

Evidently Health Canada has yet to approve rsquo & another supplier and declared rsquo & one supplier;s packaging for merchandise that’s otherwise ready to ship. Cannabis manufacturers do their best to keep up with demand, but they can’t make marijuana plants grow any faster, an NLC spokesperson said.

But the Tweed cannabis store on Water Street in downtown St. John’s, Newfoundland, which is owned by Canopy Growth, confirmed to the CBC they are doing fine with their cannabis supply, and are still welcoming shoppers to the store.

Tweed opened its doors to much fanfare as the “first” store to create a legal cannabis sale at 12:01 on Oct. 17, and Canopy Growth CEO Bruce Linton was available to pose with the first customers to buy legal weed under the new Canadian law.

Meanwhile, such as rsquo & Clarke, shops across the island;while they wait the next shipment of cannabis s are having to shut down.

Is Canopy Growth employing business practices in Newfoundland? High Times is following the situation closely. Stay tuned for updates on cannabis from “The Rock. ”

Released at Fri, 19 Oct 2018 11:03:55 +0000

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