Two Maritime provinces announce deals for marijuana regulations and supply

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      Two of Canada's maritime provinces have made announcements pertaining to their plans for the supply, sale, and distribution of legal, adult-use cannabis.

      The New Brunswick government announced yesterday that it had signed a memorandum of understanding with Nuuvera Inc. to supply cannabis to its recreational market.

      According to a news release from Toronto-based Nuuvera, the company will supply 2.5 million grams of cannabis and cannabis oil to the province, beginning in July 2018.

      It will be distributed by New Brunswick's Cannabis Management Corporation and sold at 20 government-operated retail stores in 15 communities, as well as online.

      This rounds out the province's list of suppliers at four, with the others being Moncton-based Organigram, Smith Falls, Ontario-based Canopy Growth Corporation, and Athloville, New Brunswick-based Zenabis. 

      Nuuvera has also committed to donating two percent of its gross sales to the New Brunswick government to be used to help build the province's cannabis education fund.

      In a previous announcement, New Brunswick set the minimum age for consumption, purchase and possession of cannabis at 19.

      Today, the government of Prince Edward Island announced that it plans to operate a total of four retail locations throughout the province, in the towns of Charlottetown, Summerside, Montague, and West Prince.

      P.E.I will sign supply deals with Charlottetown-based Canada's Island Garden, Organigram, and Canopy Growth Corporation.

      Like New Brunswick, the island province has set its minimum age at 19.

      As per a previous announcement, the P.E.I Liquor Control Commission will control both distribution and retail operations.