Nova Scotia follows in line with other Canadian provinces for their legalization framework.
Residents of Nova Scotia will be allowed to grow up to 4 cannabis plants per household. Public consumption is allowed but restricted by the Smoke-free Places Act.
When transporting cannabis in Nova Scotia, it must be stored in a closed, fastened package out of reach of the vehicle’s occupants.
The Nova Scotia Liquor Corporation (NSLC) will be responsible for distribution and sales within the province.
INFORMATION AT A GLANCE
Where to Buy?
NSLC Cannabis will be responsible for sales both online and in the 12 selected liquor stores. Retail locations will have a separate area for cannabis.
19 years is the minimum age to buy, carry, use, and share.
Public Use is forbidden where tobacco smoking and vaping are not allowed, as per the Smoke-free Places Act. Cannabis use is not allowed in places frequented by children, including provincial parks and beaches.
For more information about cannabis regulation rules in Nova Scotia, please refer to Cannabis Legalization.
Once legalized, all recreational cannabis will be sourced from ACMPR Licensed Producers only. This ensures quality assurance, 3rd party testing, and other important regulations are strictly followed.
All provinces and territories have set 30 grams as the maximum amount an individual can buy or carry in public at a time.