The Leafly Guide to Cannabis in 
Nova Scotia

Start Here
Last updated Tuesday, October 30, 2018

What can you grow?

You can start raising your own cannabis strains at home (for personal use, not for profit):

  • Limit of four plants per household from seeds bought from the NSLC
  • Plants must be hidden from public view
  • Landlords may limit or ban growing

How to Start an Indoor Cannabis Grow

How to Start an Outdoor Cannabis Grow

What’s the tax rate?

Canada’s federal government has proposed a cannabis excise tax across each province/territory of 10 per cent of the product price, or $1 per gram, whichever is higher. The federal government will hand over 75% of excise tax revenue to provinces for the first two years after legalization.

Sales tax rates of 5-15% may be applied by each individual province in addition to the federal excise tax. (Further details are forthcoming.)

What happens to medical cannabis?

Nothing. Canada’s medical cannabis system remains exactly as it was prior to October 17, 2018.

Learn About Canada’s Medical Marijuana Program

Trending strains in Nova Scotia

Nova Scotia cannabis news and resources