Available products online included cannabis-infused chews, gummies, chocolates, mints, cookies and teas.
Ontarians have a healthy appetite for edibles, if sales figures in the province are any indication.
Cannabis-infused treats sold out quickly when they became available for sale online at the Ontario Cannabis Store (OCS) at 8:59 on Thursday morning. Available products included cannabis-infused chews, gummies, chocolates, mints, cookies and teas.
But the only second-wave cannabis products available on the OCS website as of later Friday morning were vape pens and cartridges, which were well-stocked.
“In less than half an hour, we were sold out of the soft chew category and other edible products were becoming very limited,” OCS communications director Daffyd Roderick told Marijuana Business Daily, pointing out that about 3,000 clients were waiting to jump online to shop for the new products before they hit the site.
The remaining products were out of stock within hours.
Second-wave products have been available in the provincial retailer’s brick-and-mortar stores for about two weeks, but the OCS is the only legal online cannabis retailer in the province. If willing to brave the cold, however, there are brick-and-mortar stores with enough edibles in stock to satiate your cannabis cravings.
An employee at the Fire and Flower store in Ottawa’s Byward Market told The GrowthOp that it recently received a shipment of edibles and has products such as chocolates and gummies in-store.
A representative from Toronto’s Tokyo Smoke on Yonge Street said the store has infused chocolates in stock, while an employee at Nova Cannabis on Queen Street West reported the shop is currently sold out.
If you’re looking to get your snack on (and get a little — or very — high in the process), the best bet may be to call ahead to your local retail store to make sure your preferred pot products are in stock before braving the rapidly developing winter conditions.
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Written by Emma Spears