But even after selling out its second-wave stock, Nova Scotia is ahead of the game
After quickly selling off it’s stock of second-wave cannabis products, Nova Scotians will be pleased to learn that Nova Scotia Liquor Corporation (NSLC) stores are set to re-up their stash today.
Just a week after second-wave products like edibles and vape pens sold out across the province, NSLC spokesperson Beverly Ware assures Nova Scotians that a re-stock is coming soon.
“By Friday, all of our cannabis stores will have a second delivery of soft chews and chocolate available to our customers,” Ware told CTV News. “It is a limited delivery and that’s expected to be the case for a while.”
Ware did not specify which products the stores would be receiving.
Nova Scotia was one of the first provinces to stock second-wave cannabis products in its unique hybrid cannabis and liquor stores after the products became legal for retailers to stock and order last month. Popular products include cannabis-infused chocolates and chews, beverages, teas and liquid-filled vape pens and cartridges.
The new products are not currently available online, so cannabis lovers in the province will have to take a road trip to their closest NSLC branch to sample the newly legal goods. Online ordering is expected to be accessible next week.
But even after selling out its second-wave stock, Nova Scotia is ahead of the game. Some provinces, such as Ontario and Alberta, have still not started selling many of the new products, and Quebec cannabis stores will not stock vapes or edibles at all, with the exception of a few beverages.
Despite a huge swath of Nova Scotians preferring to purchase their pot products on the illicit market, NSLC’s sales have been regarded as a huge success.
“I am very pleased with our business and financial performance this quarter,” NSLC president and CEO Greg Hughes said in a press release in October. “Cannabis was clearly the main driver of our overall sales growth. However, beverage alcohol also had an impact, reporting a 1.8 per cent increase.”
Nova Scotians looking to restock for the weekend may call their local NSLC outlet to ensure the products they want are in stock before making the trip.
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Written by Emma Spears