Yukon to stockpile $2.7M worth of cannabis ahead of legal sales

March 20, 2018 Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Google+ News

Yukon will spend about $2.7 million this year to build an inventory of marijuana, according to the minister overseeing the territory’s plan for legal pot sales.

Minister John Streicker told the legislative assembly on Monday he’s anticipating a possible shortage once marijuana becomes legal later this year.

The territorial budget this year allocates $3 million to the Yukon Liquor Corporation for a “Cannabis Distributor Corporation Fund.”

“Ninety per cent of those startup costs will be going toward inventory,” said Streicker.

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