NSLC Named Retailer for Cannabis Edibles Extracts and Topicals

first_imgThe Nova Scotia Liquor Corporation (NSLC) will sell cannabis edibles, extracts and topicals when the products become legal later this year. Minister responsible for the Nova Scotia Liquor Corporation Karen Casey announced the retailer will have the mandate for the expanded products today, June 24. “The NSLC has done a good job in preparing and implementing our new retail model as recreational cannabis was legalized across Canada,” said Ms. Casey. “The NSLC has the experience with controlled substances needed to sell additional cannabis products safely.” Health Canada announced the federal regulations regarding the legal production and sale of edible cannabis, cannabis extracts and cannabis topicals on June 14, and the amended regulations will come into force Oct. 17. Due to Health Canada’s 60-day review process for new products, consumers should expect to see products available no earlier than Dec. 16. “I am pleased our shareholder trusts the NSLC to expand our cannabis mandate to offer edible cannabis products to our customers,” said Greg Hughes, NSLC president and CEO. “Preparations will begin immediately to make sure our employees and stores are ready to execute on our new mandate in the same safe and responsible way we retail all our products.” Government will continue to provide education and awareness to the public around the introduction and related risks of cannabis, including edibles, extracts and topicals.last_img read more

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Ottawa poised to offer financial assistance to newspapers in upcoming budget

OTTAWA — All signs point to print media getting a much-needed financial assist from the federal government in the next budget.The financing is expected to be doled out through the Canada Periodical Fund, which currently assists print magazines, non-daily newspapers and digital periodicals.Heritage Minister Melanie Joly reportedly discussed the matter during a meeting Thursday with representatives of the Federation nationale des communications, which represents 7,000 people who work in culture and communications.Postmedia records $5.8 million profit for fiscal first quarterPostmedia CEO Paul Godfrey says newspapers will survive but with reduced numbersJoly’s spokesman, Simon Ross, didn’t deny the report and says there will be an announcement in the coming weeks or months concerning the $75-million annual fund, which is currently under review.Ross said the government wants to correct some of the problems with the fund “to adapt it to the digital age” because it was created before the advent of the internet.Prime Minister Justin Trudeau told Quebec Le Soleil last week he was preoccupied with the financial crisis facing media in Canada and that the decision on federal funding would come in the next budget. read more

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