Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Nova Scotia Pushing Health Canada over Cannabis Shortage:minister

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Nova Scotia Pushing Health Canada over Cannabis Shortage:minister

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Nova Scotia concerned over cannabis supply

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HALIFAX - Health Canada will be getting another letter from Nova Scotia's justice minister over concerns about a growing shortage of cannabis.

Karen Casey said Thursday Nova Scotia is getting only 35 to 40 per cent of the cannabis it needs to meet demand at government-run outlets and she wants to make that clear to the federal regulator after two previous letters.

"Supply is an issue all across Canada," said Casey. "We're concerned that our supply is not meeting the demand."

She said one Nova Scotia producer has been approved by Ottawa and two more are ready to go but need to be licensed.

"We are encouraging Health Canada to give them the approval they need so that will add to the supply that we have."

Casey said there has been no need yet to close any of the 12 shops run by the Nova Scotia Liquor Corporation (NSLC) because of product shortages, but the situation is being monitored. …

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