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Cannabis Legalization and Tourism

Cannabis Legalization and Tourism

Recreational cannabis is legal in Canada. Tourism Nova Scotia is committed to helping our industry partners and visitors alike be in the know about rules, regulations, and health and safety risks. 

Nova Scotia’s Cannabis Laws 

The Nova Scotia government’s cannabis awareness website novascotia.ca/cannabis is the best source of information on legal cannabis in the province. We encourage both tourism partners and visitors to learn about Nova Scotia’s laws and the health and safety risks associated with cannabis by exploring the website.

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 grow up to four plants per household
  • You can only purchase cannabis legally from the Nova Scotia Liquor Corporation
  • You must transport cannabis in a closed, sealed package out of reach from those in the vehicle

Cannabis Sale and Promotion in Nova Scotia

In accordance with the federal Cannabis Act, Tourism Nova Scotia will not be promoting cannabis experiences, services or products. The Cannabis Act has strict rules around promotion of cannabis (similar to those for tobacco). Only the Nova Scotia Liquor Corporation is authorized to sell cannabis in Nova Scotia.

Visitor Awareness, Health and Safety

Tourism Nova Scotia will be displaying the Government of Nova Scotia’s cannabis health and safety information in the provincial visitor information centres, in the provincial travel guide Doers and Dreamers, and on the provincial trip planning website novascotia.com.