Federal regulations for the legal sale and production of edible cannabis, extracts and topicals came into effect on October 17, 2019. Consumers should expect to see products on NSLC shelves beginning no earlier than mid-December 2019 due to Health Canada’s review process.
The Nova Scotia Liquor Corporation is the only authorized retailer of recreational cannabis in Nova Scotia. Cannabis can be purchased by adults 19 or over at designated NSLC stores or online. For more information, visit the Nova Scotia Liquor Corporation.
Municipalities may pass additional bylaws that further restrict cultivation. Some have, so be aware of local bylaws.
19 is the legal age to use, buy, grow or possess cannabis in Nova Scotia. If you’re under 19, you can be fined or face criminal charges.
You can only buy cannabis legally from NSLC
The rules for transporting cannabis in a vehicle are the same as alcohol. Cannabis must be in a closed, sealed package and out of reach from anyone in the vehicle. You can be fined up to $2,000 for improper storage.
The legalization of recreational cannabis has not changed the way medical patients access cannabis.
While edibles can be produced at home for personal use, it remains illegal under federal law to sell edibles, including at restaurants and markets.
There’s a limit to how much you can possess
Legal age adults can grow up to four cannabis plants per household. Each apartment in a house or building is considered a separate household. Take extra care to grow safely if you have children or pets at home.
If you’re 19 or over, you can have up to 30 grams of dried cannabis (or equivalent) with you in public. There are no restrictions on how much you can keep in your home, as long as it’s for personal use. Store cannabis safely and keep it away from children and pets.
Cannabis laws are different in each province and territory in Canada. Differences include legal age, locations where cannabis can be sold and consumed, and possession limits.
Check with your housing agreements and bylaws for information on safe and legal cannabis home growing.
When travelling in Canada, it is your responsibility to understand and follow local laws. Check out provincial and territorial websites for more details: