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Information about legal cannabis in Nova Scotia

Recreational cannabis is legal in Canada. For information about Nova Scotia’s cannabis laws, please visit

Quick Facts About Nova Scotia’s Laws

  • You must be 19 or older to use, buy, grow, or possess cannabis
  • You can possess up to 30 grams of dried cannabis or equivalent in public
  • You can only purchase cannabis legally from the Nova Scotia Liquor Corporation (NSLC)
  • You must transport cannabis in a closed, sealed package out of reach from those in a vehicle

Cannabis Laws in Other Canadian Provinces and Territories

Cannabis laws are different in each province and territory in Canada. This includes legal age, where cannabis can be sold and consumed, and possession limits.

When travelling in Canada, it is your responsibility to understand and follow local laws. Check out provincial and territorial websites for more details.

Travelling with Cannabis

Travellers are permitted to transport up to 30 grams of cannabis in their carry-on or checked baggage within Canada. It will continue to remain illegal to take cannabis across Canada’s national borders, whether you are entering or leaving Canada. This remains a serious criminal offence subject to arrest and prosecution.

The Government of Canada has important information you will need to know before travelling.