Cannabis sales down nearly 70 per cent in B.C. on Day 2 of legalization
Dasi Menakadasi holds a handful of dried marijuana flowers on the day recreational cannabis became legal, in Vancouver, on Wednesday October 17, 2018. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
The Canadian Press
Published Friday, October 19, 2018 4:02PM EDT
VANCOUVER -- The high didn't last for long as British Columbia residents bought nearly 70 per cent less cannabis on the second day of legalization.
The BC Liquor Distribution Branch says when marijuana became legal Wednesday there were 9,175 sales online and 805 purchases at the province's only physical store in Kamloops.
The next day there were 2,563 online transactions and 521 at the BC Cannabis Store.
The branch is not releasing the total value of the sales, which it says is its policy for liquor store sales as well.
Several products on the website remain sold out.
Spokeswoman Viviana Zanocco of the distribution branch has said several licensed producers did not ship their full product commitment in time for legalization.