Pubdate: Wed, 31 Jan 2018
Source: Truro Daily News (CN NS)
Copyright: 2018 The Daily News
Author: Harry Sullivan
Page: A1


Province approves nine locations and online sales

Truro is to be one of nine locations in Nova Scotia where marijuana
will be sold from an NSLC store, the provincial government announced

The NSLC store at 6 Court St., has been selected as a retail location,
once cannabis is legalized, Attorney General and Justice Minister Mark
Furey said, in a news release.

The other eight locations include Amherst, Dartmouth, Lower Sackville,
New Glasgow, Sydney River, Yarmouth and two in Halifax.

"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."

Online sales from the NSLC, with home delivery, will also be offered.
Additional details about online sales will be announced at a future

Nova Scotians will also be able to grow up to four plants per

Furey said corporate social responsibility will be a core value that
guides how the NSLC sells cannabis.

The NSLC will comply with all federal requirements with regard to how
cannabis is sold and advertised. Staff will 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 approved locations.

The federal government recently completed consultation on additional
regulations, which may include packaging, labelling and tracking and
will impact how retailers sell cannabis.

Additional announcements about the NSLC'S cannabis retail model,
including store configuration, will be made as decisions are finalized.

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