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.
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.
Be aware of the penalties if you’re under age
The legalization of recreational cannabis has not changed the way medical patients access cannabis.
There’s a limit to how much you can grow
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.
Once finalized, federal laws will let people grow four plants on their own residential property.
They also recommend banning smoking cannabis on all municipal property and prohibiting private retail sales and cannabis-consumption venues.
Enforcing the proposed municipal rules would cost nearly $1M a year, staff report finds
Proposed fines will offset some of the costs. HRM staff recommend fines ranging from $25 to $2,000 for breaking the smoking rules and from $1,000 to $10,000 for growing cannabis outdoors.
If council decides to follow all of the staff recommendations, it would cost about $970,000 a year.