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Mi'kmaw bands take opposite approach to cannabis sales on reserve


Membertou plans to regulate private cannabis dispensaries, while Eskasoni is going with a provincial outlet

Two of the largest Mi'kmaw communities in Nova Scotia are taking different approaches to cannabis.

Membertou is planning to regulate private dispensaries, while Eskasoni is leaving the oversight and sales of cannabis up to the province.

Last year, Eskasoni had been thinking about opening its own dispensary, but decided against it.

Instead, the band has signed a five-year deal with the Nova Scotia Liquor Corp., to open provincially regulated alcohol and cannabis outlets on reserve.


Legal marijuana prices have dropped 40% in Nova Scotia since 2019

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Cannabis sales up roughly 20 per cent as legal market cuts into illicit trade

Falling cannabis prices are taking a bite out of the illicit market in Nova Scotia, according to the province's official cannabis retailer. 

"The whole intent of legalization was to make an impact on the illicit market," said Bev Ware, a spokesperson for the Nova Scotia Liquor Corp.

Ware said the average price of a single gram of marijuana in Nova Scotia now stands at $6.50, down by nearly 40 per cent since legalization in 2018. 

But it's a stable supply of one-ounce packages of cannabis, some selling for as low as $110, "that helps compete with the illicit market," Ware said.  


Aqualitas partners with Veterans for Healing to deliver medical cannabis program to Canadian veterans

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"They have served their country, and we are proud to serve them."

Aqualitas Inc., a Nova Scotia-based licensed producer, is launching a new service aimed at educating, assisting, and onboarding veterans from across Canada into the company’s online medical cannabis platform.

In partnership with Veterans For Healing, a Cape Breton-based organization founded and run by veterans, the program will offer personalized services and a curated line of medical cannabis products that may be beneficial in treating post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), pain and other conditions that disproportionately impact veterans.


Amendment to Cannabis Legislation Protects Nova Scotians from Unreasonable Searches

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On October 28th, the government introduced an amendment to the Cannabis Control Act to clarify the standard of reasonableness required to search a place or vehicle.

In a recent provincial court case, the section of the act that deals with search and seizure was found to lack clarity and ruled statutorily invalid.

“Public health and safety are the primary goals of our cannabis legislation, but it is equally important that the charter rights of Nova Scotians are protected from unreasonable searches,” said Brad Johns, Minister of Justice and Attorney General. “We believe this amendment strikes that balance.”


Pot Sales Drift Higher At Nova Scotia Liquor Stores

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Halifax,N.S.—Nova Scotians continue to buy more pot from liquor stores, as the Nova Scotia Liquor Corporation expands its cannabis network.

The NSLC says cannabis sales were up by more than 20 percent last quarter, compared to the previous year. In total, the crown corporation sold $26.6-million worth of cannabis between July 5 and October 3.

Of that, $5.5-million was pot produced in Nova Scotia.

That’s a jump in local cannabis sales of more than 31 percent compared to the same period last year. That makes local cannabis the fastest-growing product category at the NSLC.

NSLC President and CEO Greg Hughes says increasing pot sales are due in part to the falling cost of cannabis at the company’s stores.


Citizen Stash Enters the Province of Nova Scotia

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Citizen Stash Cannabis Corp. (the "Company" or "Citizen Stash") (TSXV:CSC) (OTCQB:EXPFF) (FRANKFURT:MB31) is pleased to announce the launch of its premium flower products into Nova Scotia where it will be available in cannabis retail stores within the province in the coming weeks.


Creso Pharma subsidiary teams with Acadia University to develop gel capsules containing psilocybin and CBD for drug delivery

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Creso Pharma’s subsidiary, Halucenex Life Sciences Inc and Acadia aim for the formulation to have a quick release effect, good bioavailability of the active ingredients and rapid action. Both CBD and psilocybin are gaining strong traction with consumers.

Creso Pharma Ltd (ASX:CPH, OTCQB:COPHF)’s wholly-owned Canadian based subsidiary, Halucenex Life Sciences Inc has entered into a research collaboration agreement with a highly respected Canadian post-secondary institution, Acadia University.

Under the agreement, Halucenex and Acadia will progress the development of gel capsules containing psilocybin and CBD (cannabidiol) ingredients as a vehicle for drug delivery.


Puffed out! Canada's legalized weed business flops

Canada's legal weed market has been struggling since legalization in 2018 


Sobeys' owner partners with Pathway Health on new medical cannabis program


Canadian grocery chain operator Empire Co. is taking its first formal steps to provide cannabis access to its pharmacy customers after announcing a partnership with Pathway Health Corp. to develop a medical marijuana program. 

Pathway will provide pharmacists who work for Empire's pharmacy businesses across a network of grocery chains that include Sobeys, Safeway, IGA, Foodland, and FreshCo with a certified online training program to educate them on how medical cannabis can be prescribed to patients. 

Pathway will also provide Empire's pharmacists with a management system that can offer medical cannabis assessments to patients and connect them with a physician for further evaluation through either physical or virtual care.


Sixth Wave Commissions Pre-Production Affinity(TM) System

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Halifax, Nova Scotia--(Newsfile Corp. - July 20, 2021) - Sixth Wave Innovations Inc. (CSE: SIXW) (OTCQB: SIXWF) (FSE: AHUH) ("Sixth Wave", "SIXW" or the "Company") is pleased to announce that it has completed the initial Design for Manufacturing ("DFM") of its Affinity™ System (the "System") and has given Advanced Extraction Systems Inc. (AESI), located in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, approval of the design and bill of materials and commissioned delivery of its first System. It is estimated that the System will be ready for wet testing at AESI in late September and ready for shipment to the Company's proving laboratory in Maryland shortly thereafter.


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