Holy smokes, Nova Scotia. Cannabis sales top $660,000 on Day 1

HALIFAX—Nova Scotians who lined up outside the province’s only legal pot purveyor on the first day of legalization Wednesday purchased more than $660,000 worth of product.

Nova Scotia Liquor Corporation spokesperson Beverley Ware said from Wednesday’s 10 a.m. opening at its 12 cannabis retail locations across Nova Scotia until closing time, they conducted 12,810 transactions totalling just over $660,000. Almost $47,000 of those sales were online.

On Wednesday in Halifax, all four NSLC cannabis retail locations were bustling all day with customers waiting in line right up until closing time to make their first legal pot purchases. On Thursday morning, Ware said they experienced short lineups at only two stores — the Halifax store on Joseph Howe Drive and the store in Sydney River.

“We did run out of certain packages of a few strains yesterday but were able to offer customers comparable replacements,” Ware said, noting on Thursday afternoon that she was still trying to determine which strains had proved so popular.

As for concerns that there may not be enough cannabis to go around for pot enthusiasts eager to puff in the province, Ware said they’re working to ensure that doesn’t happen.

Original Article by The Star

Michelle Knights