Canada: Cannabis Supply Chain To Be Impacted By Strike In BC

Workers in British Columbia, Canada went on strike this week, the Canadian Press reports. The British Columbia General Employees’ Union (BCGEU), which represents about 33,000 public-service workers across the province, set up picket lines at four BC Liquor Distribution Branch (BCLDB) wholesale and distribution centers on Monday.  

While retail cannabis and liquor stores are not part of the strike, which is over wages, the cannabis division of the Burnaby customer care center is part of the action and, in response, the BCLDB said its cannabis distribution center will not ship products, assemble orders, or process orders, and BC cannabis operators are bracing for disruption in supply. 

In a statement, the BCLDB said it “recognizes the current job action…may be concerning to wholesale and retail customers.” On its website, it apologized for any “impact” on businesses. 

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British Columbia Workers Strike Impacting Cannabis Supply Chain

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