• N.S. getting less than half the legal cannabis it needs to meet demand
    by Marijuana News on December 14, 2018 at 1:00 pm

    Nova Scotia's finance minister says she will be firing off another letter to Health Canada to register the province's concerns over a growing shortage of cannabis. Karen Casey says Nova Scotia is getting only 35 to 40 per cent of the cannabis it needs to meet demand at government-run outlets and she wants to make that clear to the federal regulator after two previous letters. Casey says one producer in Nova Scotia has been approved by Ottawa and two more are ready to go, so she's encouraging […]

  • Canada just legalized recreational pot. Here's what you need to know
    by Marijuana News on October 18, 2018 at 12:07 pm

    People in Canada are cheering, enduring long lines and honking their car horns in support as the country's first marijuana dispensaries open their doors Wednesday. "I'm having a plaque made with the date and time and everything. This is never actually going to be smoked. I'm going to keep it forever," said Ian Power, who was among the first to buy marijuana in St. John's, a city in the country's easternmost province of Newfoundland and Labrador. Like Power, hundreds are now legally […]

  • Nova Scotians lead the country in cannabis consumption, says StatsCan
    by Marijuana News on October 12, 2018 at 12:00 pm

    While B.C. may be known for its production of bud, Nova Scotians lead the country in cannabis consumption among people 15 and older, according to Statistics Canada data released Thursday. Smoking recreational cannabis will be legal in Canada for those 19 and older starting Wednesday though edible cannabis products will remain illegal for the time being. According to the third-quarter findings for Statistics Canada's national cannabis survey, 23 per cent of […]

  • Cannabis in Nova Scotia and how you can go about buying it online
    by Marijuana News on October 10, 2018 at 12:00 pm

    With just one week to go before the first legal weed Wednesday, the Nova Scotia Liquor Corporation (NSLC) has announced what online cannabis sales are going to look like. For consumers living far from one of the province’s 12 cannabis retail stores, those who don’t want to wait in long lineups, or those who aren’t comfortable purchasing pot in public, the online option is likely to be preferable. The NSLC holds the monopoly on recreational cannabis sales in Nova […]

  • Should provinces in the East get more cannabis retail locations?
    by Marijuana News on September 12, 2018 at 2:37 pm

    Some of the provinces don’t have nearly enough planned cannabis retail locations, especially the provinces in Atlantic Canada. Canada’s medical marijuana system has been set up a long time ago when keeping medical cannabis out of the hands of recreational users, or even worse kids was the priority for the governments. Some nearly 20 years later, we are at the forefront of Canada’s cannabis industry, with the recreational market about to open in just 5 weeks. While some of the […]

  • Poll: Nova Scotians barely back decision to sell pot at NSLC
    by Marijuana News on September 6, 2018 at 3:14 pm

    More Nova Scotians support selling cannabis in Nova Scotia Liquor Corporation stores than oppose it. However that support, polled by MQO Research, doesn’t make for a clear majority. According to the numbers released Wednesday 40 per cent of this province’s residents support or strongly support the McNeil government’s move to sell legal pot from liquor stores while 34 per cent oppose or strongly oppose it. Twenty-one per cent of the 400 people polled by MQO this summer neither […]

  • Some students ahead of the curve on cannabis risk reduction, says St. F.X. prof
    by Marijuana News on August 30, 2018 at 12:45 pm

    As universities across Canada prepare for the legalization of cannabis this fall, one psychology professor says her research shows some students already have ideas to mitigate the potential risks of marijuana use. Kara Thompson is a psychology professor at St. Francis Xavier University who has studied cannabis. She said she conducted focus groups last spring with students who use cannabis, and found they had strategies in place to reduce the potential risks.   Thompson says […]

  • Nova Scotia breaking federal rules on cannabis marketing, critic says
    by Marijuana News on August 8, 2018 at 12:58 pm

    Nova Scotia's cannabis retailer is being accused of violating federal regulations by "glamourizing and normalizing" marijuana, but the Crown corporation says it is simply educating consumers. The Nova Scotia Liquor Corporation recently unveiled the design of its cannabis stores, which divides products into four distinct categories: relax, unwind, centre and enhance. There will also be tablets at tabletops allowing customers to browse products and "discover your experience" once the stores open […]

  • Nova Scotia defends controversial plan to sell cannabis in liquor stores
    by Marijuana News on July 27, 2018 at 1:45 pm

    Nova Scotia is defending its unique cannabis retail scheme that will sell weed in existing liquor stores amid criticisms the arrangement poses a public health risk. A Halifax psychology professor issued a news release criticizing the model, which the Nova Scotia Liquor Corporation says is unique in the world. Marijuana is to be sold under the same roof as alcohol, although the two retail areas will be kept separate. Simon Sherry of Dalhousie University said Wednesday other jurisdictions have […]

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