Many shops have been sold out of product for some time.
Alberta Gaming,Liquor and Cannabis (AGLC) is temporarily suspending it's acceptance of new applications for pot shops.
The reason according to a statement is a national shortage of cannabis products.
When marijuana was first legalized the AGLC ordered enough product to support up to 250 retail stores for the first 6 months of legalization but one month later they say they've only received about 20 percent of what they ordered.
Chris is the owner of small town buds in Devon and says Health Canada hasn't lived up to expectations when it comes to supply.
Many retailers are out of stock and are forced to close for most of the week due to the lack of product.
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