On top of the Canadian Cannabis Laws listed in the Cannabis Act, provinces also have their own laws and regulations to help govern the productions, usage, distribution, packaging, and sales of cannabis and cannabis-related products and services within their province.
In Nova Scotia, lawmakers have set laws to define outlines for both the industry and legal consumers.
Consumption and Possession of Cannabis in Nova Scotia
In Nova Scotia, the minimum age for cannabis purchases and consumption is 19 years old. Anyone 19 or older is allowed to possess up to 30 grams of cannabis if they do not have a medical cannabis prescription. Edibles are currently not available in Nova Scotia to recreational consumers, but available to patients with a medical cannabis prescription.
Cannabis consumption throughout Nova Scotia is currently restricted to private residences and homes. Any public spaces such as parks, streets, restaurants, and more are prohibited. Driving under the influence of cannabis is strictly illegal. When driving or transporting cannabis in Nova Scotia, it must be sealed in a closed package, within the legal limit amount, and out of reach of the driver and passengers. Fines for transporting cannabis improperly or impared driving can result in up to a $2,000 fine.
Cultivation & Growing Cannabis Plants in Nova Scotia
Adults are legally allowed to grow 4 plants per household. Certain areas within Nova Scotia have their own bylaws, so be sure to check your municipality for any bylaws before you begin growing.
Apollo assists all Canadians in obtaining and registering their ACMPR Personal Production (Grow Your Own) License with Health Canada. In order to legally grow medical cannabis in Canada, you must:
(1) be over the age of 19
(2) have no prior cannabis convictions
(3) be prescribed medical cannabis by a physician
(4) fill out and submit an application to Health Canada
Nova Scotia Workplaces & Cannabis
Cannabis is treated the exact same as alcohol in regards to workplace impairment and usage in Nova Scotia.