Let the government hear your thoughts on Cannabis

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  1. Scott

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    and they are terribly intrusive. We have had to establish policies at our work recently in regards to travel across the US border since they don't give a crap about client-solicitor privilege. Essentially, no tablets/computers from the organization and cell phones get the exchange account removed until you either finish your crossing or come back.
     
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    https://novascotia.ca/news/release/?id=20180130003

    Cannabis will be sold at nine Nova Scotia Liquor Corporation (NSLC) stores across Nova Scotia. Attorney General and Minister of Justice Mark Furey announced the locations today, Jan. 30.

    The nine stores selling cannabis beginning in July are:
    -- Amherst – 26 LaPlanche St.
    -- Dartmouth – 650 Portland St.
    -- Halifax – 5540 Clyde St.
    -- Halifax – 3601 Joseph Howe Dr.
    -- Lower Sackville – 745 Sackville Dr.
    -- New Glasgow – 610 East River Rd.
    -- Sydney River – 95 Keltic Dr.
    -- Truro – 6 Court St.
    -- Yarmouth – 104a Starrs Rd.

    The NSLC will reopen the former store on Clyde St. in Halifax. It will exclusively sell cannabis.

    Online sales from the NSLC, with home delivery, will also be offered. Additional details about online sales will be announced at a future date. Nova Scotians will also be able to grow up to four plants per household.

    “Our main priority in preparing for the legalization of cannabis has been, and will continue to be, the health and safety of Nova Scotians,” said Mr. Furey. “Selling through NSLC stores allows us to leverage their experience and expertise in selling these products responsibly in a safe environment.”

    Corporate social responsibility will be a core value that guides how the NSLC sells cannabis. The NSLC will comply with all federal requirements with regards to how cannabis is sold and advertised. Staff will be trained to help customers make informed, responsible choices.

    A request for proposals will be issued later today for construction services to make alterations to the locations listed above.

    The federal government recently completed consultation on additional regulations. These regulations, which may include packaging, labelling and tracking, will impact how retailers will sell cannabis. Additional announcements about the NSLC’s cannabis retail model, including store configuration, will be made as decisions are finalized.

    For more information on cannabis legalization, visit www.novascotia.ca/cannabis.
     
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    They really need to separate these stores.
     
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    Not enough time
     
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    Boots is just worried people are going to think he’s buying beer.
     
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    Hopefully they do it eventually
     
  12. dpwu32

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    The Clyde Street pirate would have been pleased with this news.
     
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    I think they will eventually
     
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    9 stores across the province . Unbelievable. MacNeil is going to put a huuuuge dent in the black market lol 1 in Cape Breton in Sydney river. Wow I thought Ontario’s numbers were bad at first
     
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    Good thing nobody in the valley or south shore wants to buy any.
    As I said before, if anyone can fuck this up, it's Nova Scotia.
     
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    I'm still sitting here shaking my head at this plan. I bet expansion wont take them long when they realize they aren't making huge profits within the first month
     
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    Why expand when they can just increase the price.
     
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    No chance of legalization before summer 2019. Thats if this country can get its shit together.
     
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    Budmail.biz is all the country needs. I can’t see myself ever buying from NSLC.
     
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    Why do you say that? I don't see anything stopping it from happening in the spring/summer.
     
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    The Sackville address was corrected later in the day
    it's 752 (Downsview) where they will be selling
    not 745 (Superstore)
     
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    If the liquor stores are anything like the dispensaries in California, having only a few in the HRM is going to be pure chaos. I doubt you are going to be able to buy it off the shelves like at a liquor store with your booze, but I could be wrong. I would want to see what the distribution model looks like, if you need to speak with a bud tender for your purchases, it is about a 5 min transaction at minimum. So the lines start to get pretty big.

    They would likely need separate POS for weed versus alcohol.
     
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    the average NSLC employee isn't gonna know fuck all about pot and they aren't allowed to display the product. It'll be chaos.
     
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    they'll probably train like 2 people per store on it. x brand pairs nice with steak, y brand with fish :lol:
     
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    Most of the provinces do not have their shit together for legalization. Law enforcement has yet to adopt an enforcement method and start training the tens of thousands of LEOs that will be policing it.

    June isn't that far away. I just dont see it happening on the timeline thats being given.
     
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    I think it's plenty of time myself. Every force could train all their officers in a matter of a few days. I feel like this sort of thing needs a hard deadline otherwise people will always come up with some reason or another to kick the can down the road. Still blowing my mind how provinces are being handed this gift of a new industry and most are complaining about it.
     
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    I think training the officers would takes weeks if not longer. That's after they even figured out how to enforce things
     
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    weeks? What do they need to be trained on? They'll have a few officers who will be highly trained in administering roadside tests and the rest will be taught how to quickly identify an impaired driver (which they already know how to do). The rest of it will be 'stop arresting people for pot' which is pretty straight forward.
     
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    When they are taken to court and asked "what training do you have to determine this person was on high and driving", watching a 2 hr video won't cut it.
    First the laws have to be written. Is it like cigarettes where its 100% legal or is it like alcohol and the driver cant have it within reach. If machines are needed they have to be procured. A trainer needs to be trained, and then a training program has to be developed. Then multiple shifts have to be pulled in from multiple forces-hrp, rcmp, + small town forces. They all have to certified. That will require classroom time, role playing, and probably practical time. It's not like "here's a machine, get them to blow into it and if the light turns red you arrest them".

    What happens if a parent has it in their pocket when they go into a school to pick their kids up...etc. there will be a million what if questions that all need answers before they can start.
     
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    Still don't think it's as big a deal as you make it. I think they can find more than enough time in the next 6-8 months to give the training required.
     
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    I can assure you they already are trained to identify you as being impaired by drugs. Source: criminal defence lawyers I work with and applications for Legal Aid I process.
     
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    I'm actually more annoyed by the decision to lock it up like cigarettes, but the promotion of what I consider to be more harmful alcohol is front and center. Remember I actually like to drink and may use weed rarely when legalized. It just seems totally hypocritical. Booze is fine weed is bad. Ummm yeah, sure.
     
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    That's a Sackville tradition right there haha
     
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