‘This is monumental’
Hundreds line up to purchase legal pot at NSLC in New Minas
A lineup of nearly 200 people wrapped around three walls inside the New Minas NSLC store Oct. 17 as people waited to make their first legal purchase of cannabis.
The store opened early — the first in the province, at 9:30 a.m., according to NSLC spokesperson Beverley Ware — and still could barely accommodate the lineup of customers, which grew to extend out into the County Fair Mall.
New Minas resident Keegan Penney was among the first to buy cannabis and was all smiles as he exited the store with his milestone purchase. He first arrived at the store at midnight, ready to camp out, but decided to return at 7 a.m.
“All it comes down to is that when there’s such an opportunity as this, it’s hard to pass up. This is monumental, and I didn’t want to miss out,” he said while holding his purchase inside a large, brown paper bag.
Ashley Zinck and Keegan Penney smile as they hold their first purchase of legal cannabis from the NSLC in New Minas.