Today, Minister Ranj Pillai tabled an amendment to the Cannabis Control and Regulation Act that would enable private cannabis retailers in the Yukon to begin e-commerce and home delivery to Yukoners over the age of 19.
Currently, online purchase and home delivery of cannabis is restricted to the Yukon government’s e-commerce site, Cannabis Yukon. The proposed amendment would allow for private online retail sales and home delivery directly from the retailer once regulations under the Cannabis Control and Regulation Act are finalized.
During the 2020–21 fiscal year, the government’s online sales through Cannabis Yukon accounted for approximately 0.2 per cent of total cannabis sales through the Yukon Liquor Corporation, including the Corporation’s sales to cannabis retailers.
This amendment to the Cannabis Control and Regulation Act would pave the way for private cannabis retailers in the Yukon to sell products online and deliver them to Yukoners over the age of 19.
Minister responsible for the Yukon Liquor Corporation Ranj Pillai
There are currently five licensed cannabis retailers open in the Yukon, and one federally-licensed producer.
In the 2017 public engagement on cannabis, 58 per cent of respondents strongly or somewhat agreed with the statement: “Regardless of whether stores are private or publicly operated, services such as online sales and home delivery should be allowed for cannabis”.