Cannabis is only sold online in Ontario until it can get its physical retail outlets put in place. Since cannabis became legal, there have been more than 1000 complaints made to the ombudsman. These include issues with delivery and billing, and bad customer service.
Ontario’s finance minister Vic Fedeli said it was getting back on track to a one to three-day delivery timeframe.
Cannabis flew out the door
Cannabis flew out the door the day it became legal with consumers embracing the changes. Here are sales figures from some Canadian provinces on the first day: • Alberta. In Alberta there were around 8300 sales making $730,000.
• Nov Scotia. There were 12,180 sales processed with a total in $660,000 with around $47,000 of that coming from online.
• British Columbia. British Columbia made 9980 sales online and in their one retail store. These sales amounted to a rough estimate of $41,000 at $4.20 for a pre-rolled joint.
• Prince Edward Island. Cannabis sales on Prince Edward Island totalled $152, 408 with $131,434 from in their stores and $20,974 online.
• Quebec. Quebec’s Société québécoise du cannabis (SQDC) processed around 42,00 orders, 30,000 online and 12,000 in stores. This amounts to around to $220,500 at $5.25 at gram.
Very High Cannabis Sales in Canada
These are phenomenal figures for the first day of legal cannabis trading, but there have been shortages since. This is a good sign for the new Canadian cannabis industry. Things will settle down as supply becomes more consistent and meets consumer demand. Let us know your experience buying legal cannabis in Canada by leaving your comments below.
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