The Ontario Cannabis Store has announced a new ‘slow weed’ service that is delivering every order by foot so as to lower the carbon footprint of legal cannabis.
The program, officially called SloWeed, was announced this week by the president of the Ontario Cannabis Store, Christine Jackson, in response to people’s concerns about what they say is excessive packaging for legal weed products.
“The OCS took into account people’s concerns about packaging,” says Jackson, “and is seeking a proactive approach to balancing these concerns by ensuring that once the cannabis leaves the OCS warehouse, it is not adding one more metric ton of CO2 to the environment.”
The crown corporation has already posted ads for new positions as “cannabis couriers,” who will be tasked with walking (not running) each shipment directly to an Ontarian’s door. Running is prohibited for the couriers as it’s considered to produce excessive CO2.
Although the new approach is causing delays in many deliveries, for the most part, Ontarians seem supportive of the plan. One pot smoker in Oshawa said at first he was angry that his order was taking several days to arrive, but once he learned the reason was to lower the carbon footprint of weed, he says he was all in.
“I think this is a smart, progressive move by the Ontario government and the OCS,” said Todd Weedski. “If it means it takes a few more days to get my $20 joint and my $80 bottle of weed oil, so be it. It will be worth the wait to save the planet.”
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