One of the potential suppliers for NSLC’s new cannabis stores says the closed-off retail design being constructed does little to reduce taboos around the soon-to-be-legalized drug. Mock-ups for the retail cannabis stores were included in a PowerPoint presentation shown to potential suppliers in March, a copy of which was provided to The Coast. The designs show a streamlined space with visual displays for cannabis flowers and accessories, along with multiple tablets for customers to find out more information from NSLC’s website. Nova Scotia Liquor Corporation spokesperson Beverley Ware says those designs are outdated and the new, finalized concepts will be released to the public next week.
A Nova Scotia abortion advocate says she won’t be buying Scotsburn products anymore. Shannon Hardy, founder of Abortion Support Services Atlantic, was surprised to discover the dairy company was contributing money to a faith-based “pregnancy care” centre. She wasn’t the only one caught off guard. So, too, was the owner of the small grocery who agreed to promote it -- but the charity was actually an anti-abortion organization.