Under Health CanadaMMPR rules, the licensed producers are only able to provide medical cannabis by mail, with the majority using Canada Post, but the mail service says it can’t promise delivery of prescriptions if he work stoppage goes ahead.
Canada Post spokesperson Jon Hamilton said if a deal isn’t made before July 2, orders made after today could be stuck in a warehouse.
Canopy Growth Corp. CEO Bruce Linton said licensed producers send tens of thousands of shipments through Canada Post each month, with the national carrier able to reach small communities that other mail services won’t.
“We are a good and getting-better-every-day customer of Canada Post,” said Linton. “And so it is kind of unfortunate and ridiculous that this [postal dispute] will have them not be able to service a market that’s actually growing for them.”