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.
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.
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.
The legalization of recreational cannabis has not changed the way medical patients access cannabis.
Keep it closed and out of reach in your car
Municipalities may pass additional bylaws that further restrict cultivation. Some have, so be aware of local bylaws.
While edibles can be produced at home for personal use, it remains illegal under federal law to sell edibles, including at restaurants and markets.
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.
You must be 19
Cannabis laws are different in each province and territory in Canada. Here’s what you need to know about what is and isn’t legal in Nova Scotia.
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.
To grow up to four non-medical cannabis plants at home, see our Fact Sheet. To produce cannabis for your own medical purposes, refer to the federal registration system. For hemp licensing, see Health Canada's Guide. For cannabis retail store licensing, refer to B.C.'s application system.
Why Get Licensed?
For more detailed information about working with your applicable local government or Indigenous nation, as well as information about growing on B.C.'s Agricultural Land Reserve (ALR), see Section 3 of this how-to guide.
Many local governments and Indigenous nations have online resources on land-use planning. You can also call or email them directly if you have questions about what requirements apply to your proposed site. If your proposed site is on treaty or reserve lands, the Indigenous nation can advise you of additional requirements that might apply to your business.