B.C. medical marijuana users concerned as stock diminishes amid BCGEU job action continues

published on August 26, 2022 by Sarah Grochowski in Vancouver Sun

A Metro Vancouver mother is worried that the only form of treatment that works for her epileptic daughter will run dry from unresolved negotiations between the B.C. General Employees Union and the province.

Upon her visit to a B.C. cannabis retailer last week, Cheryl Rose said she purchased the last oil vaporizer the store had in stock.

“I was told by an employee if there’s anything I need … to grab it now,” Rose said. “I just kept thinking: ‘This is a huge problem. How many people are not going to have access?’”

Rose’s worries come as B.C. cannabis stores have already begun shutting down as their only supply source has been cut off by a 10-day-old BCGEU strike at government distribution warehouses.

Burb, which has five retail outlets, shut down one of its two Port Coquitlam stores and another in Port Moody Wednesday, forcing around 20-to-25 employees out of work…

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