Article by Canadian Press via Toronto Sun
The Ontario government is coming under fire for delays in the delivery of legal cannabis in the province, with critics suggesting consumers could revert back to the black market.
Just over a week after recreational marijuana became legal, the provincially run Ontario Cannabis Store website is warning consumers that delivery times for their orders may be longer than expected due to “unbelievably high demand” and labour action at Canada Post.
In a statement Thursday night, the OCS went into more detail about its response to the situation, saying it has processed more than 150,000 orders since Oct. 17.
“Ontario received more orders for cannabis online in the first 24 hours (of legalization) than all other provinces combined, according to publicly released figures,” the statement reads.
“Despite this, OCS has adequate product supply to fulfil these orders, and continues to receive supply on a regular basis.”
The statement says the OCS has added “additional capacity” to its processing facility in order to meet what it calls the “unprecedented demand” for legal weed.