Many consider Nova Scotia to be paradise on earth because of its beautiful landscape. Now this province just got better after recreational weed was legalized throughout Canada.

But before you reach for your joint, here are some pieces of crucial information that you need to know about all the Nova Scotia cannabis regulations and rules.

Minimum Age for Using Weed

You must be at least 19 if you want to use weed legally in Nova Scotia.

Anyone who is below that minimum age can be fined or find themselves in other forms of legal trouble if caught smoking cannabis.

For example, you could be fined $150 if caught smoking weed yet you are underage. But, anyone found selling marijuana to a minor can be fined up to $10,000.

Make sure that you have your photo ID with you if you don’t want to be turned away from a weed retail facility in Nova Scotia.

Where to Purchase Legal Weed in Nova Scotia

You can only purchase legal cannabis in Nova Scotia from the retail stores run by the Nova Scotia Liquor Commission.

Alternatively, you can go online and place your order so that your package can be delivered right where you are. The online stores are also run by the NSLC.

Note that you can only buy a maximum of 30 grams of cannabis during one transaction, and that is the maximum limit you are allowed to have on you in public.

However, there is no limit on the amount of cannabis you can keep at home.

Where You Can Use Weed

It is one thing to buy or to keep cannabis, and it is another matter altogether to find where you can legally smoke weed.

The Nova Scotia cannabis rules refer people to the Smoke-Free Act if they want to know which places are available for public consumption of cannabis.

Make sure that you refer to those rules so that you aren’t caught on the wrong side of the law.

Additionally, you aren’t allowed to smoke marijuana in your car, even if you are alone in that car. If you are at home, smoke as much as you want!

Growing Recreational Weed in Nova Scotia

In line with the federal Cannabis Act, Nova Scotia allows residents to grow no more than four marijuana plants per household for recreational purposes.

However, there are other restrictions to home grows, so be sure you know those restrictions if you want to grow recreational cannabis in Nova Scotia.

For instance, if you have kids or pets, your cannabis plants have to be grown in a separate enclosure which is secluded from the common areas of your home.

Does the four plant limit disturb you? No worries. Contact us at and we will take you through what you need to do to obtain a Health Canada licence to grow a large number of medical cannabis plants.