Top News

Day one cannabis sales in P.E.I. top $152,000

Stephanie Warkentin (left)and Robert MacNeil, check over their cannabis purchases at the retail store in Charlottetown, P.E.I. on Oct. 17, 2018. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Brian McInnis
Stephanie Warkentin (left)and Robert MacNeil, check over their cannabis purchases at the retail store in Charlottetown, P.E.I. on Oct. 17, 2018. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Brian McInnis - The Canadian Press

Islanders dropped over $152,000 on cannabis products during the first day of legal sales on Wednesday.

According to data provided by P.E.I. Cannabis, total after-tax sales hit $152,408.35 on Wednesday. The Charlottetown retail outlet had the highest sales at $61,025.83, while online sales experienced the lowest total at $20,974.28. Summerside’s retail outlet took in $37,733.36 while Montague’s took in $32,674.88.

In all, the total tax revenue from day one was $21,811.88.

A new retail outlet is currently under construction in O’Leary.

Deputy Police Chief Brad McConnell said the Charlottetown Police Services didn’t write a single cannabis-related ticket yesterday.

Not only were there no tickets issued, McConnell said the department didn’t receive a single cannabis-related complaint.

This wasn’t too surprising, he said.

“I think the legalization yesterday prompted a bit of community tolerance on opening day. (It’s) a historic event,” McConnell told The Guardian.

“We weren’t expecting our phones to be ringing off the hook, so for the first day, so far so good.”

RELATED: CLEARING THE AIR: Taking Atlantic Canada's pot pulse

Recent Stories