The Government of Yukon has introduced new regulations under the Cannabis Control and Regulation Act to allow the Yukon’s licensed private cannabis retailers to conduct e-commerce.
Yukoners over the age of 19 can now order cannabis products online and have them delivered to their homes.
Social responsibility requirements for online purchasing and delivery mirror those for in-store sales. For example, delivery persons will be required to verify that the person receiving the cannabis product is of legal age and not intoxicated.
This change represents a new business opportunity for the territory’s private cannabis retailers, will give Yukoners new cannabis purchasing options and help tackle the illicit cannabis market in the territory.
I am pleased to provide this opportunity to Yukon cannabis retailers and provide Yukoners who over the age of 19 with alternative ways to purchase cannabis. I look forward to seeing how this industry continues to grow, providing jobs for Yukoners, and supporting those who choose to consume cannabis to purchase legal products.
Minister responsible for the Yukon Liquor Corporation Ranj Pillai
There are currently six 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 that whether stores are private or publicly operated, services such as online sales and home delivery should be allowed for cannabis.