According to multiple news outlets, such as the New York Times, as well as many independents, Canada is seeing a scarcity in its cannabis supply due to its massive wave of sales within the first month it has been available. Now, this doesn’t come from just not expecting the level of sales that would come through, but mainly the access to the supply. The number of producers that were around and preparing for legalization didn’t even compare to the predicted number of consumers. To put it in perspective, Sarah L. from mtlblog.com did the foot work and reported that the predicted necessary amount of cannabis to maintain steady sales would be around 926,000 kilograms. If my math is right, that is 926,000,000 grams…With an estimated population of 36.95 million, cannabis is seemingly relied on by the people way more than we could have imagined.
With this in mind, it begs the question: What is the next step for Canada, or even the U.S. in the ever-expanding industry?