Pubdate: Mon, 24 Jun 2019
Source: Chronicle Herald (CN NS)
Copyright: 2019 The Halifax Herald Limited
Source: Chronicle Herald (CN NS)


If you've got the munchies for cannabis edibles, you'll have to go to
the liquor store.

The province has tapped the Nova Scotia Liquor Corp. - which already
sells dried and fresh cannabis, cannabis oil and cannabis accessories
- - to sell edibles, extracts and topicals.

"The NSLC has done a good job in preparing and implementing our new
retail model as recreational cannabis was legalized across Canada,"
said Karen Casey, the minister responsible for the NSLC, in a news
release Monday.

"The NSLC has the experience with controlled substances needed to sell
additional cannabis products safely."

Health Canada announced regulations governing the legal production and
sale of cannabis edibles on June 14. But the actual sale of the
products won't begin until Dec. 16 at the earliest, the news release

"I am pleased our shareholder trusts the NSLC to expand our cannabis
mandate to offer edible cannabis products to our customers," said NSLC
CEO and president Greg Hughes.

"Preparations will begin immediately to make sure our employees and
stores are ready to execute on our new mandate in the same safe and
responsible way we retail all our products."

Under the new rules, edible cannabis will only be sold in packages
containing a maximum of 10 milligrams of THC, the mood-altering
chemical in cannabis. They must be in child-resistant packaging, shelf
stable, and non-appealing to children, and must contain ingredient and
nutritional information.

Cannabis extracts can have no more than 10 mg of THC per unit or 1,000
mg of THC per package and can contain no added vitamins or minerals,
nicotine, caffeine, sugars, sweeteners or colours, but flavours are

Cannabis-infused infused topical creams and ointments will be marketed
for their pain-relieving benefits without the mood-altering effects.

All products packaging must include the standardized cannabis symbol
for products containing THC, a health warning message, and the THC and
other chemical content.
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