Cannabis Information - Know the facts
The Federal Cannabis Control Act comes into law on October 17, 2018 and we would like to provide you with information regarding the use of cannabis on campus. The Province of Nova Scotia will amend the Smoke-free Places Act as of October 17th of this year to include the changes. https://novascotia.ca/smoke-free-places
Some frequently asked questions regarding the use of cannabis on campus.
No, so when traveling to another province or territory make sure to check laws.
The NSLC is the only authorized retailer of cannabis in NS.
The legal age is 19 and older.
Acadia University is smoke free but there are several locations on the periphery of campus (University Avenue and Highland Avenue).
You are allowed 30 grams of dried cannabis.
The provincial regulations treat smoking and vaping in the same way and will not be permitted on campus.
Not in residences or on campus. You may grow up to 4 plants in a private residence however, if you rent it is up to your landlord if you can legally grow.
Edibles will not be for sale by the NSLC. Individuals may produce edibles for personal use, but it will remain illegal under federal law to sell them. Cooking or making edibles will not be permitted in residences.
You can keep paraphernalia in your residence rooms if it is properly stored and that the scent is not an issue for others.
Smoking and vaping are not permitted in any building or on campus and violations of these rules will be dealt with through the Acadia University Share the Air Policy.
There are several penalties (depending on the number of offenses) that range from fines of no less than $1000.00, loss of license, and jail time.
Yes, as long as it is properly stored.