Buzzkill: Dominion strike leaves central Newfoundland shoppers with no cannabis retailerPosted by On

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The almost four-week-old Dominion strike is turning into a major buzzkill for cannabis enthusiasts in central Newfoundland, who have been left with no retail outlets for miles.

Dominion was granted the only two initial retail licenses for cannabis sales in the central part of the province, and the store’s contract dispute with Unifor Local 597 has led to the closure of both establishments — as well as eight others across the province.

“It’s just a big bummer all around, really,” said Jennifer Warren, a resident of Gambo. “You gotta order stuff online — and with COVID, too, the mail thing slows everything down.”

Warren says cannabis is part of her daily routine with her boyfriend, but ordering by mail is just not the same.

Jennifer Warren lives in Gambo, and used to be able to drive to Gander to pick up cannabis products from the Dominion grocery store. Now she’s faced with a longer drive, in the opposite direction. (Garrett Barry/CBC)

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