Weeding out some bugs in the legal cannabis supply chain
Another cannabis shop run by the Nova Scotia Liquor Corporation (NSLC) had to temporarily close due to a nationwide supply shortage.
“We’re receiving deliveries pretty much every day, but supplies continue to be an issue and will be an issue for some time to come,” NSLC spokesperson Beverley Ware said on Tuesday.
The NSLC in Sydney River in Cape Breton closed its cannabis shop four hours early on Monday because of dwindling supply. Ware said a delivery was being trucked up from the Halifax distribution centre on Tuesday morning and the store was expected to reopen at 3 p.m.
Retailers have been struggling to keep up with demand since pot was legalized across the country two weeks ago.
Ware said the NSLC started with less than 40 per cent of the inventory it ordered from licensed producers.
“It’s understandable, it takes time for the licensed producers to get their operations up and running smoothly, so both they and us are looking forward to getting our supply chain moving smoothly too.”
Nova Scotians came out in droves to buy cannabis legally on Oct. 17, Two Halifax cannabis shops closed early in the following days.
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The NSLC in Sydney River, N.S., on Cape Breton Island closed its cannabis shop four hours early on Monday night because stock was running low.