Nova Scotia Marijuana to Be Sold Through Liquor Stores

Nova Scotia Marijuana to Be Sold Through Liquor Stores

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Would you buy Nova Scotia marijuana from a liquor store? Officials with the provincial government of Nova Scotia are making a bet that you will.

On Dec. 7, 2017, Justice Minister Mark Furey announced that marijuana would be sold through Nova Scotia Liquor Corp. outlets when recreational marijuana becomes legal in Canada in 2018.

“The NSLC has the experience and expertise to distribute and sell restricted products like alcohol and now cannabis in a socially responsible way,” Furey said in a press release. “We believe the NSLC is best positioned to sell cannabis, keeping it out of the hands of young people and making it legally available in a safe, regulated way.”

Under the province’s legalization plan, adults aged 19 years or older will be able to purchase up to 30 grams of recreational marijuana and grow up to four plants per household. Current dispensaries, as they exist today, would become illegal.

In addition, Nova Scotia marijuana will be made available to purchase online. Furey had initially told reporters that marijuana would also be available for home delivery, but subsequently corrected himself, stating that it would be up to the NSLC to determine how to make marijuana available to consumers.

William Sumner, a freelance writer and marijuana journalist, was a staff writer for MJINews from May 2014 through February 2018. You can follow him on Twitter @W_Sumner.

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