NOTE: An earlier press release from the province incorrectly identified the downtown Amherst NSLC as one of nine sites chosen. This story has since been updated.
Cannabis will be sold at nine Nova Scotia Liquor Corporation [NSLC] stores across Nova Scotia and Amherst made the list.
Attorney General and Minister of Justice Mark Furey announced the locations Jan. 30.
The nine stores selling cannabis beginning in July are:
• Amherst - 126 South Albion St.
• Dartmouth - 650 Portland St.
• Halifax - 5540 Clyde St.
• Halifax - 3601 Joseph Howe Dr.
• Lower Sackville - 745 Sackville Dr.
• New Glasgow - 610 East River Rd.
• Sydney River - 95 Keltic Dr.
• Truro - 6 Court St.
• Yarmouth - 104a Starrs Rd.
The NSLC will reopen it former store on Clyde St. in Halifax to exclusively sell cannabis.
Online sales from the NSLC, with home delivery, will also be offered. Additional details about online sales will be announced at a future date.
Accoridng to the province, Nova Scotians will also able to grow up to four plants per household.
A request for proposals will be issued later today for construction services to make alterations to the chosen locations.
The federal government recently completed consultation on additional regulations. These regulations, which may include packaging, labelling and tracking, will impact how retailers will sell cannabis. Additional announcements about the NSLC's cannabis retail model, including store configuration, will be made as decisions are finalized.