B.C. government launches online cannabis sales with some strains already sold out

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A look inside B.C.’s first legal pot shop in Kamloops
Reporter Paul Haysom is live from inside B.C.'s first legal pot shop in Kamloops. He says it looks like an Apple store – Oct 17, 2018

The B.C. government has launched its website for legal online cannabis sales.

Online sales officially began after the stroke of midnight on Wednesday with 85 strains and dozens of other accessories on offer.

By 4 p.m. on Wednesday, more than half of the strains of cannabis flower (56 out of 98 listed) on the website were listed as “sold out.”

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A gram of dried bud on the website starts at $6.99. However, the premium strains are being priced at more than $20 a gram, not including taxes.

Every order from B.C.’s legal online store will come with a $10 shipping fee.

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For those wanting to buy a pre-rolled joint, it will cost anywhere from $4 to $16.

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In B.C., the first government-run cannabis store is located in Kamloops in the Columbia Place Shopping Centre.

Provincial cannabis regulations allow sales from 9 a.m. to 11 p.m., seven days a week, but the Kamloops store plans to open from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., Monday through Thursday; 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Friday and Saturday; and 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Sundays.

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There are 75 strains available at the legal store in Kamloops but the B.C. Liquor Distribution Branch (BCLDB) is confident supply will ramp up in the coming weeks.

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