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New Minas NSLC added to list of cannabis retail locations

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New Minas is one of three new NSLC locations announced as new cannabis retail locations in Nova Scotia that will sell the product once legalization is legislated.

Closest location previously was Lower Sackville

NEW MINAS – Cannabis is coming to New Minas.

The Nova Scotia Liquor Corporation, or NSLC, announced three new locations across the province that have been added as cannabis retail locations, including one in New Minas at the County Fair Mall NSLC location, which will sell the product one legalization is legislated federally in Ottawa.

Previously, the province had identified nine stores, with the closest location to Kings County being the NSLC in Lower Sackville.

"Since we announced the first nine stores that would sell cannabis, NSLC has been working to identify additional locations that could be renovated for cannabis sales," said finance and treasury board Minister Karen Casey in a release.

"The addition of these three stores will provide greater access to the legal market for Nova Scotians."

The first nine NSLC stores announced in January were Amherst, Dartmouth, two in Halifax, Lower Sackville, New Glasgow, Sydney River, Truro and Yarmouth.

The three new locations are New Minas, Bridgewater and Antigonish.

Just as it does with alcohol products, the NSLC states it will follow federal requirements dictating how cannabis is to be sold and advertised and will train staff members on helping customers make informed choices.

Alcohol and cannabis will be in two separate parts of each store and will not be advertised together.

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