ALBERTA STORES ARE SHORT ON WEED
The AGLC says the problem in the supply chain is that licensed producers don’t have enough product for bulk sales
Alternative Greens manager Roseanne Dampier says the store has closed twice due to lack of product since Oct. 17. “If the door’s closed, we’re losing money.”
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A shortage of cannabis in Alberta means pot shop Alternative Greens is losing out on the other type of green: money.
The store, in north Edmonton at 12451 97 St. N.W., has closed twice due to lack of product since it opened on legalization day, said manager Roseanne Dampier.
“If the door’s closed, we’re losing money, especially if people are showing up, try the door and it’s locked,” she said.
And with the demand the store has seen, the retailer may be forced to close again soon.
“If we place an order today, we might maybe see it next week,” Dampier said. “So if we start running low before we get that order in, we might have to close for a few days.”
Alberta Liquor, Gaming and Cannabis spokesperson Kaleigh Miller said the problem in the supply chain is with licensed producers, who have not been able to keep up with demand.
“We continue to get ship-