Weed­ing out some bugs in the le­gal cannabis sup­ply chain

StarMetro Halifax - - HALIFAX - TARYN GRANT

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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YVETTE D'EN­TREMONT/STARMETRO

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.

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