Hours after site crashes, Nunavut's online cannabis store is out of stock
Tweed is the sole licensed retailer for cannabis in Nunavut, but users say website crashing regularly
The four products available on the website of Nunavut's only licensed cannabis retailer, Tweed, are all currently out of stock.
This is despite the fact the website was late to get up and running and it crashed regularly throughout Wednesday morning.
Dan Young, director of Nunavut Liquor and Cannabis, said the crashing was caused by high traffic.
"We've got a lot of interest and a lot of calls and a lot of emails about people confused about where they can get it from because they were told Tweed.com and then this morning the website wasn't working."
He says access to the site is mostly resolved now, but he has no timeline for when there will be more stock.
Nunavut's contract with Tweed specifies it will have 73 products available, however, some products are different sizes of the same blend.
There will be flower, pre-ground dry cannabis, pre-rolled joints, oil and gel capsules available.
Young says he has a meeting with the company in the coming days to sort out when these products will appear on the website.
Ontario and British Columbia each only have two products for sale from Tweed on Wednesday, because that's what Tweed was prepared to supply, but both provinces have other companies supplying residents.
I didn't have any issues creating an account... there's just nothing to peruse or purchase <a href="https://t.co/c5Y8yF8Z05">pic.twitter.com/c5Y8yF8Z05</a>—@TulugakChatter
I haven’t consumed cannabis in any regular way in over 15 years. But Nunavut deserves the same access as the rest of the country. The GN has totally failed to ensure adequate access with their pathetic single supply agreement.—@Maqaiti
The Nunavut government says it plans to have more than one online retailer selling cannabis in the territory, but Tweed was the only company ready to sell it by Oct. 17.
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There are no physical stores in the territory where people can buy cannabis. All online purchases will be mailed via Canada Post.
With files from Jordan Konek