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Cannabis edibles sell out quickly on Ontario's online store

Last Updated Jan 16, 2020 at 2:15 pm EDT

Chocolate edibles available for authorized retailers are displayed at the Ontario Cannabis Store in Toronto on Jan. 3, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/ Tijana Martin

Cannabis edibles, extracts and topicals became available for sale through the Ontario Cannabis Store’s (OCS) website Thursday morning, but it didn’t take long for demand to outrace supply.

All cannabis edibles are sold out.

The OCS warned that supplies would be limited during the initial rollout.

The province’s pot distributor said 70 new items tested by Health Canada were available for purchase online as of 9 a.m. local time.

Among the new products are cannabis-infused chocolates, cookies, soft chews, mints, tea and vapes.

These products were made available in physical Ontario cannabis stores earlier this month.

More products are expected to arrive in stores in future months as licensed producers ramp up their manufacturing capacity and introduce new products to the market.

OCS President Cal Bricker said he is hoping the expansion of products will help combat sales of cannabis through the underground market.