On Thursday we learned the NSLC will have a monopoly on weed sales when cannabis is legalized next year.
The province also said people will be allowed to have up to 30 grams for personal use and grow up to four plants per household. The legal age is set at 19.
We reached out to Carman Pirie, co-owner of marketing firm Kula Partners, who favours a café and store model of selling cannabis. He lobbied his MLA, but that didn’t work.
He says we need to look at the supply side too.
If they’re not doing so in a way that provides a bit of an on-ramp for those people who are operating in the grey market today to begin to participate in the legal cannabis economy … then those people and all of that talent and knowledge about how to grow this substance and how to talk about it and how to sell it is going to remain in the black market.
Hear the full conversation.