What to Expect

Recreational cannabis will be offered in select NSLC stores as of October 17, 2018. Here’s what you can expect:


You must be 19 or older to shop in the cannabis section of the NSLC.

ID, Please

Our ID policy is the same for beverage alcohol and cannabis. If you look under 30, please have your ID ready.

No Minors

Minors (anyone under 19 years of age) are not allowed in the cannabis section, even with an adult. Minors cannot be left unattended in NSLC stores.

Purchases Take Time

Cannabis products are selected and paid for at the counter in the cannabis section of the store only. Consultation is required to make an informed choice. As a result, these purchases take longer than beverage alcohol purchases.


Since cannabis purchases take time, anticipate a lineup. Visit during o­ff-peak times for a faster shopping experience.