The rollout of 2.0 products has occurred even more patchily than last year’s rollout of legal flower and oils. Within five days of the first products arriving in Nova Scotia stores on December 23, initial shipments of edibles, tea-bags, and vape pens were selling out, with gummies and chocolates selling out first. (Don’t worry, reinforcements are on the way.)
Halifax Today, CTV News
- Alberta said its first products will be in stores by mid-January, though the province is holding back the release of vape pens over health concerns many believe have been resolved.
Edmonton Journal, CBC Calgary, CTV News, Leafly
To begin with, the 59 new products available in Ontario will primarily be vape pens, as well as a few edibles, and one infused tea-bag. (The Globe‘s Jameson Berkow noted neither Canopy’s Tweed nor Organigram‘s Edison brands had products on Ontario’s list.)
Financial Post, Twitter—Jameson Berkow
- Some new products are expected on Ontario shelves next week—first in stores on January 6 (for some—January 8 for others), then online via the Ontario Cannabis Store website on January 16.
OCS, CTV News, Twitter—David George-Cosh, Jameson Berkow
- New extract products (hash, shatter, rosin, kief) will come onto the Ontario market between February and March.
- Though the OCS expects to sell out of 2.0 products “within the first week of availability,” an OCS spokesperson predicted supply shortages on 2.0 products won’t last as long as last year’s dry-flower drought.
Predictably, the cost of legal vape pens is a great deal higher than unregulated vape pens.
- Legal edibles aren’t cheap either, and they’re capped at 10mg THC per package. That means consumers with a 40mg tolerance would require four 10mg chocolate bars—roughly priced between $7 and $15—to get their desired effects.