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Nova Scotia Cannabis Laws and Other Facts

On October 17, 2018 recreational cannabis became legal in Canada. Each of the provinces do things a little bit differently. Here is everything you need to know about Nova Scotia Cannabis.

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Nova Scotia Cannabis Laws and Other Facts

  1. 1. BE IN THE KNOW NOVA SCOTIA CANNABIS LAWS If you choose to use, be informed first. Know what the laws are. Understand the risks. Use cannabis responsibly. Source: Nova Scotia Cannabis 19 is the legal age to use, buy, grow or possess cannabis in Nova Scotia. If you’re under 19, you can be fined or face criminal charges. Be aware of penalties if you’re under age If you’re under 19, cannabis will be seized and you may be fined up to $150. Parents or guardians may be notified. If you’re under 18 and in possession of more than five grams, it is a criminal offence. You will be prosecuted in the same way as youth drug possession. If you’re over 18 and in possession of more than 30 grams, it is a criminal offence under the federal Cannabis Act. If you sell or give cannabis to someone under 19 or involve them in a cannabis-related crime you may be fined up to $10,000. Know where you can use it and where you can’t The Smoke-free Places Act will apply in public places. You can be fined up to $2,000 for a violation. Be aware of local bylaws. You will be able to use cannabis in the privacy of your own home. If you rent, your landlord may amend your lease and put rules in place about cannabis smoking or growing. There’s a limit to how much you can POSESS If you’re 19 or over, you will be allowed to have up to 30 grams of dried cannabis (or equivalent) with you in public. There will be no restrictions on how much you can keep in your home, as long as it’s for personal use. There’s a limit to how much you can GROW Legal age adults will be able to grow up to four cannabis plants per household. Each apartment in a house or building is considered a separate household. Be aware of local bylaws. You can only buy cannabis legally from NSLC The Nova Scotia Liquor Corporation will be the only authorized retailer of cannabis in Nova Scotia. Cannabis can be purchased by adults 19 or over at designated NSLC stores or online. For more information visit the Nova Scotia Liquor Corporation. While edibles can be produced at home for personal use, it will remain illegal to sell edibles. Keep it closed and out of reach in your car The rules for transporting cannabis in a vehicle will be the same as alcohol. Cannabis must be in a closed, sealed package and out of reach from anyone in the vehicle. You can be fined up to $2,000 for improper storage. Cannabis in any form cannot be used in vehicles by passengers or drivers. You may be fined up to $2,000 for consumption in a vehicle. PENALTIES FOR DRIVING HIGH IN NOVA SCOTIA Second offense: – imprisonment of up to 30 days – three-year licence suspension Fourth offense: – indefinite revocation of licence Have a designated driver Call a friend or loved one Call a cab or ride- share Take public transit Stay over WHAT YOU CAN DO: First offence: – $1,000 fine  – 1 year licence suspension Third offense: – imprisonment of up to 120 days – five-year licence suspension • Nova Scotia Driver’s Licence • Nova Scotia Identification Card • Canadian Passport • Canadian Citizenship Card • Certificate of Indian Status Card • Permanent Resident Card The NSLC accepts the following forms of acceptable photo ID: and other WHERE TO BUY CANNABIS IN NOVA SCOTIA : 12 LOCATIONS •The Amherst Mall •Antigonish •Dufferin St. in Bridgewater •Portland Street in Dartmouth •Joseph Howe Drive, Halifax •Clyde Street, Halifax •Downsview Plaza in Lower Sackville •County Fair Mall, New Minas •Sydney River •Court Street in Truro •Yarmouth • East Side New Glasgow SAFE CONSUMPTION OF CANNABIS Start with about ½ teaspoon of low-THC product in a vapourizer. Take one or two inhalations and wait to see how you feel before trying any more. INGESTING Start with 2.5mg or less of THC. Wait at least 12 hours before trying an increased serving size. INHALING Start with a small amount and see how it affects you before trying more. Children & Pet Safety Store cannabis safely and keep it away from children and pets. Locked up and out of reach. Take extra care to grow safely if you have children or pets at home. Never consume cannabis in any form in front of children, either for medical or recreational purposes. Keep the number of your local poison control centre near the phone. If your child or pet eats cannabis unintentionally, contact your provincial poison centre. Cannapreneurs celebrating cannabis culture in Nova Scotia. @lifestyle420ns