B.C. has a marijuana shortage. At least that’s the story with government-sanctioned cannabis products in the wake of the national legalization of marijuana last October. article continues below “Supply is still very much an issue not just here but across the country,” B.C. Minister of Solicitor General and Public Safety Mike Farnworth said April 4. He said the province has been pushing for the addition of marijuana microproducers into the supply chain to ensure enough pot gets to market.