No More Same-Day Cannabis Delivery Due to Surge in Sales, OCS Says

Article by Katherine DeClerq, CTV News Toronto

TORONTO | News No more same-day cannabis delivery due to surge in sales, OCS says Katherine DeClerq Katherine DeClerq Multi-Platform Writer, CTV News Toronto  Cannabis on display is seen during a media tour of a cannabis store in Kingston, Ont., Sunday, March 31, 2019. Lars Hagberg

The Ontario Cannabis Store (OCS) has said that same-day delivery will no longer be available due to an increasing demand during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The OCS said on Thursday that they were experiencing a “marked increase” in sales over the last few days.

According to a spokesperson, nearly 3,000 orders were made on the website this past Saturday and more than 4,000 were made on Sunday.

On Monday, the number of orders surpassed 6,000.

Customers hoping to purchase cannabis on March 20 were met with a shipping update that said, “same-day delivery is currently unavailable due to high demand.”

“We’re currently experiencing a higher-than-normal volume of orders and our team is working as quickly as possible to fulfill them.”

The website also notes that Canada Post will no longer be delivering packages that require signatures or proof-of-age to customer’s doors.

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