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NSLC sales up compared to previous fiscal year

The province will work with the Nova Scotia Liquor Corp. to look at addressing any gaps in retail cannabis sales in Nova Scotia — something that may be of particular interest in Cape Breton, where there is only one retail outlet for legal weed.
Nova Scotians purchased $33.2 million worth of recreational cannabis last year, according to the Nova Scotia Liquor Corp. year-end report. - Contributed
SYDNEY, N.S. —

Nova Scotians purchased $33.2 million worth of recreational cannabis last year, according to the Nova Scotia Liquor Corp. year-end report.

The report, released Tuesday, showed 866,800 cannabis transactions with an average dollar value of $38.29 between April 1 2018 and March 31.

The average dollar value of each beverage alcohol transaction during that same time frame grew by 0.9 per cent to $30.67.

Overall, total NSLC sales were up 5.8 per cent ($36.4 million) to $662.1 million, including $628.9 million in beverage alcohol sales.

Net income for the NSLC was down 1.2 million to $237 million, compared to the previous fiscal year.

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