Nova Scotia is considered by some to be paradise.
Home to some of the most stunning landscapes and coastline in all of North America.
Whether you live here or are just visiting, be sure to visit Citadel Hill while you’re exploring the streets of Halifax and Cape Breton Highlands National Park for hiking along the coast.
Another popular attraction for locals and tourists alike? Legal marijuana!
If smoking weed is something you enjoy, you’ll love the fact that the Canadian government recently legalized recreational cannabis nationwide.
Although it is legal everywhere, the laws for using, buying, and growing differ from province to province.
To see how things work on a federal level read our article on the Canadian Cannabis act.
Here is what you need to know about the Nova Scotia cannabis rules and regulations.
What is the legal age for smoking marijuana?
You must be 19 to legally smoke in Nova Scotia.
Anyone under 19 can be fined or get in trouble with the law.
If you are underage and caught with a joint the fine is $150, but can be as much as $10,000 if you are caught selling to a minor.
Be prepared to show your ID when you go into a legal retail store or else you’ll leave with nothing.
Where can you legally buy weed and where can you use it?
Nova Scotia cannabis rules for purchasing
The only legal place to buy your weed is through the Nova Scotia Liquor Corporation.
There are designated NSLC stores for in-person shopping, or you can hop on the computer and order your weed straight to your doorstep.
At any time you can only purchase 30 grams (about an ounce) per transaction, and you can only have this much on you in public.
But at home you can store as much as you want – there are no limitations according to the Nova Scotia cannabis rules.
Rules for where you can use it
Obviously you can smoke at home chilling on the couch, but where can you smoke in terms of public places?
Check out the Smoke-Free Places Act to familiarize yourself with where you can smoke.
It differs depending on your local area, so study up before you light up to learn about where it’s ok.
No matter where you are in Nova Scotia, smoking in your car is illegal.
Are you allowed to grow your own recreational weed according to Nova Scotia cannabis rules?
Yes! Nova Scotians can grow up to four plants per household at one time.
There are some restrictions as far as growing at home, so be aware of these before you start.
For example, your plants need to be in a separate enclosed area away from any common areas in your home, especially if you have kids or pets.
If you would like to grow more than 4 plants, contact us to learn how to easily get a medical license to grow
Anything else you should know about smoking weed in Nova Scotia?
Medicinal cannabis is different from recreational weed.
If you want to grow for medical purposes, you’ll have to apply for a license through Health Canada to get permission.
If you need weed for medical reasons but don’t want to grow it yourself, you can still purchase it from medical dispensaries or even designate someone to grow for you.
If you aren’t from Quebec, check below to learn about the Cannabis Act rules and regulations for your province.
Cannabis Act in Alberta
Cannabis Act in British Colombia
Cannabis Act in Prince Edward Island
Cannabis Act in Manitoba
Cannabis Act in New Brunswick
Cannabis Act in Nova Scotia
Cannabis Act in Ontario
Cannabis Act in Quebec
Cannabis Act in Saskatchewan
Cannabis Act in Newfoundland and Labrador