Nova Scotia announces marijuana will be sold through NSLC and online

The provincial government announced Thursday that pot will be sold through certain Nova Scotia Liquor Corp. outlets and online when recreational marijuana is expected to become legal in Canada next year.

The legal age to use, possess or purchase marijuana will be 19, the legal drinking age in Nova Scotia, Justice Minister Mark Furey said at a news conference.

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Business owners around Cancun admit tainted alcohol is an ongoing problem

CANCUN, Mexico – All-inclusive resorts along Mexico’s Caribbean coast are popular with Arizonans and high tourist season there was just getting started in mid-November, but the death of an American following her vacation near Cancun at the start of 2017 had many worried about tainted alcohol.

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Supreme Court cross-border beer case raises fears of 'race to the bottom'

If the Supreme Court of Canada upholds the acquittal of a New Brunswick man who was fined after being caught transporting 14 cases of cheap beer and three bottles of liquor home from Quebec, the result will be a "race to the bottom" for provincial standards protecting the public, argues a senior policy analyst for the Canadian Cancer Society.

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Conference asks: Are we teaching our children to drink?

What’s the right thing to do as a parent when it comes to alcohol? That is one of the issues being examined at a major conference in the North East exploring the impact of alcohol in childhood.

More children in the region and nationally are choosing not to drink alcohol and although that is good news, Balance estimates that in the North East, around 16,500 11 to 15-year-olds drink on a regular basis and 9,300 have been drunk in the previous month.