Distribution and retail
The distribution and sale of cannabis will be through the Nova Scotia Liquor Corporation (NSLC) both online and in existing NSLC stores. Corporate social responsibility will be a core value that guides how NSLC sells cannabis. NSLC will comply with all federal requirements with regards to how cannabis is sold and advertised. Staff will be trained to help customers make informed, responsible choices. The area where cannabis is sold will be separated from the rest of the store, cannabis products will not be visible to people in the rest of the store, and individuals under 19 years of age will not be permitted in this area.
During consultations, stakeholders were overwhelmingly in favour of a public distribution and retail model. They told us that the NSLC allows Nova Scotia to best protect children and youth, and that it made sense to use a crown corporation that already has retail experience and infrastructure.
The nine locations selling cannabis are:
- Amherst – 26 South Albion Street
- Dartmouth – 650 Portland Street
- Halifax – 5540 Clyde Street
- Halifax – 3601 Joseph Howe Drive
- Lower Sackville – 752 Sackville Drive
- New Glasgow – 610 East River Road
- Sydney River – 95 Keltic Drive
- Truro – 6 Court Street
- Yarmouth – 104a Starrs Road
Online sales from NSLC, with home delivery, will also be offered. Additional details about online sales will be announced at a future date.