Online cannabis sales arrive in the Yukon – Yukon News
The government plans to allow private cannabis stores in the Yukon to organize their online stores and door-to-door delivery.
“This amendment to the Cannabis Control and Regulation Act would pave the way for private cannabis retailers in the Yukon to sell products online and deliver them to Yukoners over the age of 19, âYukon Liquor Corporation Minister Ranj Pillai said in a statement.
A change to Cannabis Control and Regulation Act, introduced to the legislature on Oct. 18, would allow the new rules to come into effect. Despite five licensed cannabis retailers in the territory, only the government website is currently licensed to sell online.
During COVID-19, the Civil Emergency Measures Act allowed customers to pre-purchase online from cannabis stores to enable curbside pickup.
The system change was applauded by retailers, who set up online stores. The ordinance allowing curbside shopping was eventually repealed with the promise that the laws would eventually be permanently amended to allow e-commerce.
According to the Yukon Liquor Corporation’s annual cannabis report, Yukoners spent more than $ 6 million on cannabis products, up about half a million from the previous year. Of that amount, only $ 12,000 was made through online sales.
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