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Ontario Cannabis Store trying to take bite out of pot shortage

The Ontario Cannabis Store (OCS) is making an effort to reduce the pot supply shortage.

It has announced it has entered into supply agreements with six additional Health Canada-licenced producers and 11 new providers of cannabis accessories.

The OCS now has agreements with 36 Health Canada-licenced cannabis producers, 23 of which are headquartered in Ontario, and 21 accessories suppliers. The province’s sole legal online retailer and wholesaler for recreational cannabis said these agreements will further increase the OCS’s ability to provide an adequate supply to the future 25 AGCO-authorized retail stores in light of the current national supply shortage.

“These new agreements demonstrate our commitment to work with Health Canada-licensed producers and deliver on our mandate as Ontario’s exclusive online cannabis retailer and future wholesaler,” said Patrick Ford, President and Chief Executive Officer of the Ontario Cannabis Store. “By signing agreements with additional licensed producers, OCS will broaden choice for its adult customers and will maximize the variety of cannabis products and accessories made available to future AGCO-licensed retailers.”

Since legalization, the OCS said it has filled over 500,000 orders across Ontario.

The following companies are the newly licenced cannabis producers:

– Acreage Farms Ltd., an Invictus subsidiary

– The Green Organic Dutchman

– Indiva Inc.

– Pure Sun Farms Canada

– Whistler Medical Marijuana Corporation

– Sundial Growers

The following are the new accessories suppliers:

– Accoutrements

– Helmet Head

– Hush-Kush

– Leef Canna Distributions

– MOOD

– Pacific Smoke International

– Sackville & Co.

– Smoking Sculptures

– TVAPE

– West Coast Gifts

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