January 30th, 2018

Statement by NDP Justice spokesperson Claudia Chender on cannabis retail locations

Halifax – NDP Justice spokesperson Claudia Chender made the following statement about today’s announcement on where cannabis will be sold in Nova Scotia:

“The Liberal government’s approach to cannabis regulation continues to raise more questions than provide answers.

With only nine stores, less than half the number of stores in New Brunswick, how does the Liberal government plan to shut down the black market? We are the only province that will sell cannabis alongside liquor. Considering the federal task force specially recommended against co-location, how does the government plan to prioritize public health? Where will people be allowed to consume? And what mechanism will be used for online sales?

We’re less than six months from legal cannabis, the Liberals should have a better handle on our approach. ”

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