Ready to buy weed in Canada online? By 2018 marijuana will be legal nationwide and interest in Canadian weed dispensaries has been steadily growing.
From British Columbia to Nova Scotia, those who celebrate 420 are checking out the legal avenues to their favorites strains. Following is useful information if you want to buy weed in Canada online.
At Beaver Bud, we keep our readers in the loop regarding the finest weed in Canada online. Right here in Vancouver, we know of scores of great Canadian weed dispensaries, some of which already provide mail order service, though still not exactly legal.
Ok, so that is putting the subject in the lightest possible terms. Until the Cannabis Act takes effect in July 2018, buying marijuana online remains illegal.
Still, as we discussed in Cannabis Canada: The Future of Pot, legalizing weed in Canada is going to radically alter being Canadian.
What Will Be Needed to Buy Recreational Weed in Canada Online from Canadian Weed Dispensaries?
In Canada, marijuana dispensaries have been operating for a decade and a half providing medical grade pot to those who need it most. For those who are not so much in need, but more in want of the finer grade products, getting it legally will soon be as simple as ordering a book or video online.
Current practice requires customers to acquire membership cards from organizations that are approved by MMAR, MMPR, or ACMPR. These are government issued medical marijuana cards which authorize Canadian weed dispensaries to distribute products to members.
Another requirement for current access to Canada marijuana dispensaries is that the applicant be at least 19 years of age. In addition, when seeking to become a member of Canada marijuana dispensaries, most require a consultation if the new member has never belonged to another dispensary.
Once the Cannabis Act takes effect, Canada marijuana dispensaries that are currently providing medicinal pot will likely begin recreational sales. Such sales will eliminate the need for the current, cumbersome, medical regulatory climate of buying weed in Canada.
In fact, it should be as simple as providing a guarantee that the buyer is of legal age. Under the Cannabis Act, the age at which someone may buy weed is 18. However, this age may be increased depending on the province you reside in.
Be warned, the penalties are stiff with up to 14 years in prison for selling or giving cannabis to a minor. Canadian weed dispensaries are also going to be very careful in their approach to marketing because the penalty for marketing to minors is up to three years’ incarceration and/or up to $5 million in fines.
So, while obtaining weed in Canada online will eventually be easier than under the current medical marijuana laws, this will only apply to adults.
Other Legal Things for Buyers of Weed in Canada Online to Know
Assuming the Cannabis Act proceeds and becomes law in time for Canada Day 2018, know that possession of up to 30 grams is the limit. Get caught with more and there will be legal consequences.
How much are 30 grams? Good question. Thirty grams is enough marijuana to last the average recreational smoker about a month or two.
Check out this short video by Leafly, for a pretty good visual guide of what an once, half ounce, quarter ounce, and eighth ounce look like.
In addition, people might be permitted to make edibles at home for personal consumption. Currently, there are no regulations in place for commercially-developed edibles.
Also, the Cannabis Act will allow homeowners to grow their own cannabis, up to four plants 100cm in height. Expect that while some will try this at home, but most will eventually defer to the expertise of the Canadian weed dispensaries already producing excellent strains.
As for oversight of the laws, the federal government will share responsibility with the provinces. This means that each province can raise the legal age, lower the quantities possessed, further restrict home growth regulations, and determine where the products may be consumed.
Because of this shared responsibility, expect that within a short time of full legalization of marijuana in Canada there will be much debate, discussion, and confusion surrounding the laws. Be sure to sign up for the Beaver Bud blog to get regular updates (you know, on the right where it says, “Newsletter Signup”).
Driving a Car, Transporting Marijuana Beyond Canada, and Dealing with Canada Marijuana Dispensaries
As hinted, dealing with Canada marijuana dispensaries will likely be much easier than at present. No medical card will be required and all the seller will need to verify is your age.
Because one of the goals of the Cannabis Act will be to strictly control who buys (adults) and who does not (minors), marijuana operations will be monitored closely by Health Canada.
Getting weed in Canada online will likely be as easy as buying shoes, perfume, or clothing. The best part about going through Canadian weed dispensaries online is that the sellers will keep you in line with the law. This will prove very helpful when trying to determine different laws in different provinces.
Although the federal legislature has yet to draft law related to driving under the influence of cannabis, it will likely be coming soon. No one expects it to be legal to operate a car while high. And whatever you do, don’t take weed out of the country – that has a penalty of up to 14 years in prison.
Really, the safest way to enjoy your high is to stay home, order weed in Canada online from a Canadian weed dispensary, and be glad you live in a nation that has finally come to recognize that marijuana is quite safe and frankly, a lot of fun.