Cannabis NB Blamed its $2M First Quarter Loss on the Illicit Market
But according to New Brunswick’s Crown cannabis corporation Cannabis NB, illicit dispensaries remain the legal industry’s’ greatest competitor. NEWS, EVENTS, PRODUCT REVIEWS, AND MORE!
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After Cannabis NB’s first posted loss, Progressive Conservative Premier Blaine Higgs flirted with privatizing adult-use retail in the province, scaling down Cannabis NB, or bringing in third-party experts to run the Crown company.
This time, Finance Minister Ernie Steeves reported no decision will be made before 2020, but a spokesperson for Cannabis NB blamed illicit dispensaries for the corporation’s flagging profits.
The spokesperson told CTV Atlantic, “The emergence of many illegal dispensaries—up to 40—throughout the province continues to be the biggest risk and threat to a safe, legal cannabis retail industry; and the continuing stabilization of the portfolio and having access to full product offering is improving but still not at our originally anticipated levels.”