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Monday, June 17, 2019

Blackmarket pot dealers must love the shitty service at NSLC

Posted By on Mon, Jun 17, 2019 at 3:12 PM

I went into an NSLC that sells cannabis for the first time to make a purchase. I started at the iPads that they had to use. I thought that I was to search for the strain I wanted and then get in line to make a purchase but that’s not what they’re set up for. The person at the counter told me that the iPads only showed what was in the warehouses, not what they have on hand. I was shocked at the amount of tax money went to set up the dozen iPads. They were used to place an online order! Who the hell would travel to the NSLC to place an order online? Most people would do it from home. A complete waste of money.

Due to the shortages of weed the four large screens on the wall behind the counter were also useless. I’d like to meet the government employee that came up with these idiotic systems.

Instead, the sales associate showed me a printed list of available weed—but it didn’t have the price per gram so that I could compare prices. I had told her I was looking for a sativa strain, but she pointed to an indica strain!

Then, when I asked if they had a listing with the price per gram, she started giving me attitude—making me uncomfortable. There are many online sources for weed, with better prices and no attitude. I had looked at the online news of places in the US that had just started selling weed from a storefront. Unless they were all acting, they were cheery, helpful and never appeared to feel they were entitled to be nasty to customers. I think that we should be able to order online and then go to the store to pick it up, like you can do for groceries or merchandise at Walmart and Canadian Tire. It should be cheaper to hire someone that doesn’t need to understand stains, or the difference between THC and CBD. I have never had a problem with an NSLC employee when I buy beer.

If we had gone with private storefronts, we could have saved a shitload of money on stores with pointless functions.
— Taxes going up in smoke

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