Continuing to Improve Product Competitiveness
February 19, 2020 (TORONTO) – Since legalization, the OCS has consistently added new cannabis products to its assortment and dropped prices to better compete with the illegal market.
OCS.ca offers some of the lowest prices in cannabis products in Canada. To date, more than 200 product price decreases have been made on dried cannabis, pre-rolls, oils and capsules as well as accessories.
OCS offers consumers a broad range of products at various price points. Dried flower products start as low as $5 per gram, including taxes.
Product prices are set to achieve the goals of combatting the illegal market, protecting children and youth and aligning with consumer demand.
Online prices consider factors such as product quality, manufacturing methods, supply availability and the purchase price from licensed producers. Online prices are also displayed with all applicable taxes included for customer convenience.
By contrast, authorized retail stores are permitted to set in-store prices at their own discretion. The OCS shares product information with retail operators to help inform them in setting prices.
As the legal cannabis marketplace continues to grow and stabilize, OCS remains committed to working closely with licensed producers to further bring down prices. Collectively, competitive pricing, quality and access points to strictly regulated cannabis products will further increase capture of the illegal market.