Article by Rob Ferguson, Toronto Star
The wait for weed is getting shorter, says Finance Minister Vic Fedeli.
Ontario’s Cannabis Store has caught up with a backlog of orders to be delivered by Canada Post after the online shop was swamped following the legalization of recreational cannabis last month, prompting hundreds of complaints to the provincial ombudsman’s office.
“We’re back to the schedule today of one to three days,” Fedeli said Monday.
“You open a brand-new business from scratch, there are going to be bumps along the road,” the finance minister added as he came under fire for refusing to release the name of the private company running the cannabis warehouse and whether the contract was put to public tender.
Deputy NDP Leader Sara Singh said taxpayers and irate customers are entitled to know the details.
“We’ve seen so many issues in a short few weeks … we’ve had mislabelling of products, people not receiving shipments on time, misinformation on the website.”