Due to the arrival of coronavirus in Canada, Canopy Growth has decided to temporarily close all of its dispensaries. The closures include all 23 Tokyo Smoke and Tweed stores, as well as the Tweed Visitor Centre in Ontario.
CEO David Klein has indicated that the company will meanwhile continue all online sales. Canopy is the first Canadian producer to announce this temporary transition to online sales only.
We have a responsibility to our employees, their families, and our communities to do our part to “smooth the curve” by limiting social interaction.
This is an important decision, but it was also an easy one to make – our retail teams are open to the public and have been handling an above-average volume of transactions in recent days.
Given the current situation, it is in the best interest of our teams and communities to close these meeting points until we are convinced that we can operate our stores in the best interest of public health. He explained in a press release.
Patients requiring medical cannabis will still be able to order through Spectrum Therapeutics and have their treatment delivered.
In the Netherlands, the government ordered the coffeeshops to close on Sunday. Resulting in long queues in front of the coffees and a potential shortage that could be detrimental to patients who buy cannabis from the coffeeshops. The coffee shops have been completely shut down, and take away counters have been reopened, in part to prevent a return of drug trafficking to the streets. Some dealers were already offering grams at 40€. Consumption on the spot remains forbidden and coffees must respect additional hygiene measures.