Canada’s Canopy Growth expects to use mail for rec marijuana sales

One of Canada’s largest licensed medical marijuana producers doubts all the provinces will have networks of retail MJ stores ready for takeoff when the country legalizes recreational cannabis next summer – and so the company is readying its own mail-order platform.

Canopy Growth believes the majority of its sales in the first two years of the recreational market will be conducted through a mail-order system, the company said in a management document released Monday with its financial results.

Consequently, Canopy said it took steps in the first half of this year to prepare an “Amazon-like” online marketplace to enable customers to purchase cannabis from multiple producers across numerous brands, the Financial Post reported.

The company doubts Canada’s full network of regulated cannabis retail stores – required to satisfy consumer demand – will be ready for at least two years after legalization.

The federal government’s legalization timetable gave Canada’s 10 provinces and three territories just over a year to develop retail and distribution plans.

Canada’s premiers teamed up to express concern over the tight time frame. But the feds have said they’ll allow licensed producers to meet recreational demand via the mail-order system until the provinces are ready to roll out their regulatory frameworks.

One comment on “Canada’s Canopy Growth expects to use mail for rec marijuana sales
  1. Andy Klicka on

    This problem of so called distribution has me baffled. What is the problem we already have a full operational distribution network that is publicly owned. Called Canada post. What is it that I’m missing? If Canada post were used then it will never go bankrupt every letter carrier that still wants to keep their job has this guarantee every letter post card or parcel used by the common person will be subsidized by this huge new product being shipped. Imagine never paying to use a stamp again. Supper mail boxes won’t be needed to save costs every person having trouble to walk won’t have too.
    It’s all just fluff smoke and mirrors to catch a headline or news clip to be in front of the camera.

    BTW one point to consider is cannabis is extremely light weight when considering potency per gram. , and what is charged to ship it. so shipping costs due to weight are not a problem and Canada post can fly around the world…. anyone notice how one large company is building a greenhouse right beside the Edmonton airport,,,,,duh why figure it out 🙂

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