TRURO, N.S. – Truro is to be one of nine locations in Nova Scotia where marijuana will be sold from an NSLC store, the provincial government announced Tuesday.
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 date.
Nova Scotians will also be able to grow up to four plants per household.
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.
For more information on cannabis legalization, visit www.novascotia.ca/cannabis.