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TRURO – One of the liquor stores in Truro will be selling cannabis come this summer.

The province announced nine Nova Scotia Liquor Corporation (NSLC) stores will be selling cannabis beginning in July, including the one at 6 Court St., next to the Atlantic Superstore.

Among the locations announced by Attorney General and Minister of Justice Mark Furey, the former NSLC on Clyde Street in Halifax will be re-opened, exclusively selling 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. Nova Scotians will also be able to grow up to four plants per household.

“Our main priority in preparing for the legalization of cannabis has been, and will continue to be, the health and safety of Nova Scotians,” said Furey in a press release announcing the store locations. “Selling through NSLC stores allows us to leverage their experience and expertise in selling these products responsibly in a safe environment.”

According to the press release, corporate social responsibility will be a core value that guides how the NSLC sells cannabis. The 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 federal government 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.

For more information on cannabis legalization, visit www.novascotia.ca/cannabis.