EXTRA: Canada struggling to meet demands for cannabis — weeks after legalising it

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Most stores in Canada  are struggling to meet the demand for cannabis, two weeks after the Canadian government approved of it for recreational use.

Both physical and digital stores have reportedly not been able to meet the demand in many parts of the country.

“There is not enough legal marijuana to supply all of recreational demand in Canada,” the Guardian quoted Rosalie Wyonch, a policy analyst with the CD Howe Institute.

“The shortages are happening faster than I would have expected, but our research suggested quite strongly that there would be shortages in the first year of legalization.”

The shortage is traced to a mix of regulatory frameworks, retail chain distribution and logistical kinks – including rolling postal strikes across the country.

Most residents are made to get the products through a government-run website, and in the first day of legalisation, the Ontario…



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