(Columbian) Yet another supply issue has been causing shipment delays and problems for marijuana stores in Vancouver and around the state — this one, though, isn’t related to a lack of licensed growers.
Wildfires have destroyed plants at some grower’s facilities and reduced shipment amounts at others as employees have struggled to protect businesses and their homes from the growing threat in several parts of the state.
The fire cut one shipment from Riverside grower CannaSol Farms to Vancouver retailer New Vansterdam in half, said store owner Brian Budz.
"We ended up getting two strains from them instead of four, but his farm and his house are about 10 miles away from those fires," Budz said. "To get everything going, rather than packaging some of each strain for us, he focused on packaging everything he had from one strain and then moved on to the next."