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Ontario cannabis distributor cancels tender for same-day pot deliveries

The Ontario Cannabis Retail Corporation, which conducts e-commerce as the Ontario Cannabis Store, did not cite a specific reason for why it decided not to proceed. THE CANADIAN PRESS/ Tijana Martin

TORONTO – Ontario’s government-run cannabis distributor has cancelled its tender for couriers to make same-day pot deliveries.

The provincial corporation tasked with the online sale and distribution of recreational cannabis posted a cancellation notice on Friday via the Ontario government’s tender portal.

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The Ontario Cannabis Retail Corporation, which conducts e-commerce as the Ontario Cannabis Store, did not cite a specific reason for why it decided not to proceed, and the OCS was not immediately available for comment.

The corporation first posted the tender in January, calling for “expedited same-day delivery” for OCS orders. The project was set to begin as early as March in the Greater Toronto Area.

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The OCS was the only way to legally buy recreational pot in Ontario until April 1, when the province’s first bricks-and-mortar cannabis stores opened their doors.

However, consumers can still only make online purchases of adult-use pot from the OCS.

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