Looking for an open cannabis store on Oct. 17, Canada’s Legalization Day? We’re here to help.

Cannabis is regulated by each province or territory, so rules vary across the country. For a full FAQ about Nova Scotia’s cannabis rules, see our guide: Legal Cannabis in Nova Scotia: What You Should Know.

Retail cannabis sales will be handled by the Nova Scotia Liquor Corporation (NSLC), which is expected to open nine stores throughout the province.

The crown corporation will launch its online retail site, myNSLC.com/Cannabis, on Oct. 17. Here’s the catch: You can’t enter the web site without a special access code. And that code can only be obtained by showing up in person at any NSLC store (starting Oct. 17), presenting a valid ID confirming that you’re 19 or older, and accepting a special card. There is no cost to obtain the card.

Recreational Cannabis Stores in Nova Scotia

City Name Address
Amherst NSLC 126 South Albion St.
Dartmouth NSLC 650 Portland St.
Halifax NSLC 5540 Clyde St.
Halifax NSLC 3601 Joseph Howe Dr.
Lower Sackville NSLC 745 Sackville Dr.
New Glasgow NSLC 610 East River Rd.
Sydney River NSLC 95 Keltic Dr.
Truro NSLC 6 Court St.
Yarmouth NSLC 104a Starrs Rd.


Legal Cannabis in Nova Scotia: What You Should Know