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New Glasgow NSLC will sell cannabis products once legalized

The NSLC in New Glasgow has been named as one of nine locations in the province that will sell recreational marijuana when it is legalized in July.
The NSLC in New Glasgow has been named as one of nine locations in the province that will sell recreational marijuana when it is legalized in July. - Adam MacInnis

When marijuana becomes legalized in July cannabis products will be sold at nine Nova Scotia Liquor Corporation stores across Nova Scotia. In Pictou County people will be able to purchase marijuana at the NSLC location at 610 East River Road, which is in the Aberdeen Business Centre.

Attorney General and Minister of Justice Mark Furey announced the locations Jan. 30.

The NSLC will reopen the former store on Clyde St. in Halifax. It will exclusively sell cannabis.

Online sales from the NSLC, with home delivery, will also be offered. Additional details about online sales will be announced at a future date. Nova Scotians will also be able to grow up to four plants per household.

"Our main priority in preparing for the legalization of cannabis has been, and will continue to be, the health and safety of Nova Scotians," Furey said. "Selling through NSLC stores allows us to leverage their experience and expertise in selling these products responsibly in a safe environment."

Corporate social responsibility will be a core value that guides how the NSLC sells cannabis, according to a release on the topic. The NSLC will comply with all federal requirements with regards to how cannabis is sold and advertised. Staff will also be trained to help customers make informed, responsible choices.

A request for proposals will be issued later today for construction services to make alterations to the locations that will be selling the cannabis products.

The federal government also recently completed consultation on additional regulations. These regulations, which may include packaging, labelling and tracking, will impact how retailers will sell cannabis. Additional announcements about the NSLC's cannabis retail model, including store configuration, will be made as decisions are finalized, the release from the province said.

Other locations selling cannabis beginning in July are:

– Amherst - 26 LaPlanche St.

– Dartmouth - 650 Portland St.

– Halifax - 5540 Clyde St.

– Halifax - 3601 Joseph Howe Dr.

– Lower Sackville - 745 Sackville Dr.

– Sydney River - 95 Keltic Dr.

– Truro - 6 Court St.

– Yarmouth - 104a Starrs Rd.

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