Ontario Cannabis Store sticks to ‘Plan A’ despite lengthy delays

A contingency plan developed by the Ontario Cannabis Store (OCS) to deal with a rotating strike by its unique shipper has not been put into motion, main to lengthy delivery delays and hundreds of buyer complaints.

The OCS beforehand stated its contingency plan was “ready in the event orders cannot be fulfilled due to the ongoing labor dispute” at Canada Post, “and will provide details at such time it would become necessary to put this plan into action.”

Now Minister Vic Fedeli says the OCS intends to proceed utilizing Canada’s primary postal firm all through the rotating strikes – despite the delivery delays – and can go to ‘Plan B’ provided that there’s a common strike.

“We won’t be discussing what our Plan B is,” he stated.

Many clients who ordered hashish on the primary day of legalization – greater than three weeks in the past – have but to obtain their merchandise.

Experts fear the OCS is incurring long-term injury to its popularity as a enterprise, which might imply fewer repeat clients because of its lack of ability to fulfill orders.

Other Canadian provinces have reported little to no impression on their on-line hashish supply providers due to the Canada Post strike.

Alberta Gaming, Liquor and Cannabis contracts each Canada Post and Purolator, and marijuana buyers can select both service at checkout.

“We are currently offering a 1-2-day delivery turnaround, and while we do anticipate some minor disruption to this time frame with the strike, we don’t expect it will be much,” an AGLC spokesperson wrote in an e mail to Marijuana Business Daily.

BC Cannabis Stores clients might have skilled “slight delays” in receiving their orders because of rotating strikes impacting Canada Post, in accordance to the BC Liquor Distribution Branch.

In Saskatchewan, personal companies distribute and promote hashish, each in shops and on-line. Individual shops decide their very own delivery technique.

Nova Scotia’s leisure hashish retailer – the Nova Scotia Liquor Corp. (NSLC) – makes use of Canada Post’s expedited parcel service however has skilled solely a one-day interruption. The NSLC has not diverted to its Plan B – Purolator – however stated it might re-evaluate if the state of affairs modifications.

In Manitoba, bodily and on-line hashish retail shops are operated by the personal sector. Some supply same-day supply.

Cannabis NB – New Brunswick’s leisure hashish retailer – says it isn’t experiencing “unusual” supply delays past the “slight impact” from the Canada Post strike.

“The overall process is working as intended,” a spokesperson stated.

Matt Lamers could be reached at [email protected]

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