The Nova Scotia Liquor Corporation (NSLC) has unveiled its initial cannabis store designs. Cannabis will be sold in 12 stores across the province when recreational marijuana becomes legal in summer. However, only one of them will be a stand-alone store. The rest would be setup as dedicated cannabis zones in existing liquor shops.
According to a report in The Star Halifax, the 11 liquor stores would be renovated at a cost of $500,000. Since minors are not allowed to enter stores that carry pot products, the store-within-a-store design includes an opaque wall to cordon off the cannabis zone, and a separate entrance.
At a press conference, NSLC’s CEO Bret Mitchell said, “We have what I consider a modern, bright, really merchandise-intense full-service environment which we are going to roll in July.”
Per The Star Halifax, renderings of the store interiors look well-lit, with white walls and a few bright punches of colour. Additionally, a wall of weed boxes behind the cash registers show off the variety of products on offer.