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Nova Scotia looks at adding new cannabis stores after low online sales

Nova Scotia is considering expanding the number of retail cannabis stores, because online sales have been slower than expected.

Finance Minister Karen Casey says online pot sales were expected to account for about 10 per cent or more of total sales, but are only in the range of 6 per cent. Ms. Casey says that’s why the province has asked the Nova Scotia Liquor Corporation to look at adding to its 12 retail locations currently selling cannabis. She says an expansion would also address geographical gaps in the province. The minister says there is currently a lack of retail service on parts of the South Shore and through the Annapolis Valley.

But Ms. Casey couldn’t say at this point how many additional stores are being considered and exactly where they would be located.

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