Cannabis Consultation

Recreational, or non-medical, cannabis is expected to be legal in Canada by July 2018. The federal government plans to pass legislation that sets a framework for legalizing recreational cannabis. Within this federal framework, provinces and territories must make their own rules and regulations for sale, possession and use. 

The Province of Nova Scotia has launched a public consultation so Nova Scotians can have their say. This is a significant change for Canadians - and for our province. The Department of Municipal Affairs understands and appreciates the change will impact municipalities and they want to hold several regional workshops specific to municipalities to have open and candid conversations on this topic. Discussions will include:

  • Legal age for sale, possession and use of cannabis at 19 years;
  • Managing the sale through a provincially controlled entity like the NSLC
  • Establishing penalties for drug-impaired driving; and
  • Limiting places recreational cannabis can be used

With 4 sessions planned the week of October 16th, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by Thursday October 12th to register for one of the following consultations:

  1. Port Hawkesbury Civic Centre on October 16th from 12-3
  2. Truro Holiday Inn on October 17th from 12-3
  3. Old Orchard Inn on October 18th from 6-9
  4. White Point on October 19th from 12-3

Staff from DMA, Justice and Nova Scotia Health Authority, among others will be on hand to answer questions and listen to your thoughts and concerns.