Smoking is not allowed in most public places. The Nova Scotia Smoke-Free Places Act, which requires all indoor workplaces and public places, outdoor areas of restaurants, bars, lounges, and cabarets to be smoke-free, was expanded to cover cannabis.
Like tobacco, cannabis is also banned at beaches, areas children frequent, sports venues, and public trails.
Nova Scotia’s 10 public universities and 13 community college campuses are taking their own approaches to consumption, with most banning or restricting consumption. The Nova Scotia Community College system, where campuses have areas for tobacco smoking and vaping, will ban cannabis consumption.
- It is illegal to consume cannabis while operating a vehicle for either drivers or passengers, and they can be fined up to $2,000.
- In a vehicle, cannabis must be stored in a sealed container that is not accessible to the driver or passengers during transport. Improper storage in a vehicle is also subject to a $2,000 fine.
View the map of Designated smoking areas in HRM Map.