Some licensed cannabis retailers haven’t seen a high uptake with online cannabis sales since Alberta allowed private companies to sell directly online earlier this year.
“As soon as the regulation changed, we onboarded as soon as possible just to capitalize on it,” said Derek Shields, owner of Northern Lights Supply in Nisku, Alta.
In March, Alberta Gaming, Liquor and Cannabis shut down its provincial online sales website. Since then, of the 765 licensed cannabis retailers in Alberta, 232 operate online.
The two popular kinds of online sales are click and collect, where customers can place an order online and pick up their product in person, or delivery.
AGLC regulations require businesses to use their own delivery people, Canada Post or a courier service.
After seeing an initial boost in online sales, particularly with click and collect, Shields said the sales have not been enough…