The Nova Scotia Liquor Corporation will sell cannabis edibles, extracts and topicals when the products become legal later this year.
Finance Minister Karen Casey says the government had great success with NSLC when they were asked to take on the retail for cannabis last year.
“They’ve proven they could take on the cannabis and so we asked them what it might look like if they were given the expanded mandate for the edibles, extracts and topicals,” Casey said Monday in an interview.
“They came back with the same kind of parameters and the same kind of priorities that we wanted, and that was that they would do education and awareness with their staff. They want, and we want, the staff handling the products to be comfortable doing that and to be knowledgeable,” she said.
Casey said there have been ongoing discussions with the private sector and First Nations, but for now, the government needed…