Legalization · Series

Nova Scotia

Nova Scotia

Nova Scotia allows adults to consume cannabis in the comfort of a private residence, but restricts consumption in any indoor public place, as well as select outdoor public spaces, as per the Smoke-free Places Act.

Age to buy


Must be 19 years old to purchase or possess cannabis

How many plants per household?


Maximum of four cannabis plants per household

How to access

Distribution and sales are managed by the province through its liquor corporation. Cannabis is sold in existing NSLC liquor stores — although cannabis and alcohol are sold in separate areas. The NSLC manages online cannabis sales. To order online, you will need an access code from an NSLC store. You can find a store here.

This information was obtained from various government frameworks on the legalization of cannabis for recreational use. For further information on this topic, you should consult the relevant government websites. This section is not intended to provide legal advice and must not be relied upon as such. While we will try to keep the information in this section up to date, we cannot guarantee that the information will be current at all times. For all legal inquiries, please make sure to consult a lawyer.