Cannabis Yukon opens for business October 17

Cannabis Yukon, the territory’s first cannabis retail store, will open on Wednesday, October 17, at 11 am, along with CannabisYukon.org, the Yukon government’s ecommerce retail site.

Both the physical store, located at 120-B Industrial Road in Whitehorse, and the ecommerce site will carry over 30 strains and 120 unique products including dried flower, milled flower, pre-rolled, oils and capsules. They will also provide detailed product and health information so that Yukoners can make informed decisions and engage in responsible consumption.

Regulations are being developed to enable the licensed private retail sale of cannabis. Once a cannabis licensing board has been established, the Yukon Liquor Corporation plans to begin accepting private retail applications in the spring of 2019.

As cannabis is legalized, we want to make sure we are displacing illicit activity and protecting public health. Our temporary retail store and ecommerce site will provide Yukoners with direct access to cannabis along with all the information they need to consume responsibly. I am asking all Yukoners to help us to eliminate the black market and ensure that cannabis is consumed responsibly. If you wish to purchase cannabis please do it through the government store or e-commerce site.

Minister responsible for the Yukon Liquor Corporation, John Streicker

Quick facts 
  • The retail store will operate for extended hours during its first three days:

    • Wednesday, October 17   11 a.m. – 9 p.m.
    • Thursday, October 18        11 a.m. – 9 p.m.
    • Friday, October 19              11 a.m. – 9 p.m.
    • Saturday, October 20        11 a.m. – 6 p.m.
  • Regular store hours will start October 22:

    • Monday to Thursday         11 a.m. – 7 p.m.
    • Friday                                    11 a.m. – 9 p.m.
    • Saturday                               11 a.m. – 6 p.m.
  • CannabisYukon.org allows customers to order products online and choose home delivery by Canada Post or pick-up at the retail store in Whitehorse. The ecommerce site will go live at 11:00 a.m. on October 17, 2018.

  • Age verification will be required to purchase from the retail store and the e-commerce site, and Canada Post will also require age verification upon home delivery of all product.

Contact 

Janine Workman
Cabinet Communications
867-393-7449
janine.workman@gov.yk.ca

Patch Groenewegen
Manager of Social Responsibility, Policy and Planning, Yukon Liquor Corporation
867-667-8926
patch.groenewegen@gov.yk.ca

News release #: 
18-224