Article by Alexander Quon, Global News
The Nova Scotia Liquor Corporation (NSLC) is looking for their retail supplier of cannabis ahead of legalization this year.
Documents posted on the official Nova Scotia tender website indicate that they have requested information from all licensed producers of cannabis.
“In order to be ready for the summer launch date, we have a lot of work to do and it is going to happen quickly,” the tender reads.
“For that reason, we wanted to reach out to the supplier community as soon as possible in the process.”
The information in the tenders gives Nova Scotians the first clear indication of what they may be able to purchase once retail sales begin at NSLC outlets.
According to the document, it’s anticipated that the NSLC will be selling cannabis in five sub-categories:
- Dried flowers
- Clones and seeds
- Oil extract
The NSLC has requested information on:
- Estimated quantities of cannabis a producer may be able to supply them with
- Which of the five categories they would be able to supply
- When the product will be available for retail
- Who will supply their retail packaging
“Introducing the sale of recreational cannabis in our network represents a significant change to our business model and planning efforts are well underway,” the tender reads.