Secret access codes needed to buy NSLC weed online

Passcodes acquired in person from NSLC stores will need to be entered whenever users visit cannabis sales website.

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Here's a fun way to pretend you're some kind of hacker man.

The Nova Scotia Liquor Corporation announced today how it's going to keep recreational cannabis that's sold online out of the hands of those under 19.

An online access code will be required to visit and make purchases at the province's new online cannabis store, which is set to launch October 17.

Cards containing the access codes will be given out to customers with a valid ID at all NSLC stores starting next Wednesday.

Once the secret access code has been obtained, players will need to enter it every time they log on to NSLC's cannabis website while protecting its contents from waves of pot-loving teenagers.

“It’s important that we offer recreational cannabis to Nova Scotians in a safe and responsible manner,” says Dave DiPersio, senior vice president and chief services officer for the NSLC, in a release. “The NSLC team is working hard to have everything ready to go online and in-store when cannabis is legalized.”

The cards themselves are not tied to any customer information and can be reused indefinitely, passed down from one generation to the next.

NSLC's website also features additional age verification systems, along with detailed information about each cannabis product and the option to check out as either a guest or create an account for use in any future government data breaches.

Responsible use messaging will be “prominently” featured on the site, “encouraging customers to start low and go slow” on their new, legal high.

All online cannabis purchases will be delivered by Canada Post to whatever shipping address is provided at the time of sale, but customers will still need to show a valid photo ID upon delivery.

The online website for purchasing cannabis goes live on October 17.

Where to smoke outside is still TBD. Only eight days before legalization, the city has yet to post a list of designated smoking areas approved for its new cannabis/tobacco ban.

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