Be in the know about legal cannabis in Nova Scotia

If you choose to use, be informed first. Know what the laws will be. Understand the risks. Use cannabis responsibly.

Nova Scotia’s Laws

Legal age, where you can buy and consume, how much you can possess and grow, Nova Scotia’s cannabis laws and penalties.

Health Effects

Short-term and long-term effects of cannabis, THC, mental health, risks for pregnancy and breastfeeding, children and pets, cannabis poisoning.

Talking with Youth

Effects on youth and the teen brain, how to talk to your kids about cannabis, tips for parents.

Impaired Driving

How cannabis impairs driving ability, dangers of driving high, penalties for impaired driving in Nova Scotia.

Responsible Use

Lower-risk cannabis use, cannabis safety, impairment in the workplace, travel.

* Until federal legislation comes into effect, it is still against the law to possess, use, cultivate, or sell recreational cannabis in Nova Scotia. Except for rules around amending current leases to address cannabis and Part 1 of the Act expanding NSLC mandate to include cannabis, the province’s legislative framework will not come into effect until federal legislation is proclaimed.