Video Shows How to Avoid Cannabis Age Verification on Nova Scotia Retail Site
HALIFAX — Nova Scotia‘s cannabis retailer says it is looking into an online video that offers instructions on how to get around the age verification process for purchases on its website.
The 77-second video popped up hours after the use of cannabis became legal.
The video shows how to avoid using the Nova Scotia Liquor Corporation’s online access cards, which adults have to purchase in person at the province’s cannabis stores in order to show proof of age.
Once a person’s age is verified, they are given an access code which is used to access the retail website.
Corporation spokeswoman Beverley Ware says it is looking into what it can do about the video, but she adds that no matter how the cannabis is purchased a customer must provide valid identification proving they are at least 19 and live at the address the product is delivered to.
Meanwhile, the Crown corporation says it conducted 12,810 transactions province-wide during the first day of legalization Wednesday, resulting in $660,000 in total sales — with $47,000 of that coming from online sales.
The Canadian Press