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

StarMetro Edmonton - - EDMONTON - OMAR MOSLEH

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-

PHO­TOS BY CODIE MCLACH­LAN/STARMETRO ED­MON­TON

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