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Thousands of pot sales

British Columbians have been busy buying cannabis since it first became legalized Wednesday.

The Liquor Distribution Branch, the section of government tasked with distributing legal cannabis, has released its sales numbers from the first two days of legalization.

On Wednesday, the BC Cannabis Store in Kamloops, the only legal retail cannabis store in the province, made 805 transactions, while 9,175 transactions were made online.

On Thursday, purchases dropped off significantly after the high of legalization day wore off. At the Kamloops store, 521 transactions were made, while just 2,563 transactions were made online.

The government was offering 85 strains of cannabis online and at the Kamloops store on Wednesday, down substantially from the 150 they had initially planned on offering. The LDB said the 40 licensed producers were unable to supply them with as many strains as hoped.

Several strains are now sold out online.



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