Some legal cannabis isn't easy to find locally or throughout much of the country.
Alberta Gaming, Liquor and Cannabis (AGLC) announced in a media release on Wednesday (Nov.21) that no new cannabis retail licenses will be issued due to a nationwide product shortage.
“AGLC ordered enough product to support up to 250 retail stores in the first six months of legalization; however, as of November 17 we have only received approximately 20 per cent of what we had ordered," said Alain Maisonneuve, president and CEO of AGLC. "Unfortunately, regardless of our efforts, we are seeing the supply of most products run out."
The same is true for certain cannabis stock in Fort Saskatchewan.
The release stated that some licensed producers have not fulfilled their commitments.
"We will continue to allocate the majority of our scarce inventory to private retailers."
The AGLC has contacted all federally licensed producers to try and track down more product with no luck.
Maisonneuve finished the statement saying "On behalf of AGLC, I thank everyone for their continued patience while we work through the national shortage of legal cannabis.”