Landlords in Nova Scotia Now Can Ban Smoking, Growing Pot in Rental Units

Owners of rental units in the province of Nova Scotia now have the power to ban tenants from smoking and growing marijuana, CTV News reported on Thursday.

The newly garnered power came following new rules outlined by the province on Tuesday.

Landlords must provide tenants a four-months notice if they wish to ban smoking and growing of cannabis in their rental units before April 30, 2019.

Corporate Research Associates, a Maritime-based market research firm, found in a recent poll that 72 percent of Atlantic Canadians back landlords in having the right to change lease agreements to ban the smoking of marijuana in light of the upcoming cannabis legalization nationwide this summer.