It is now legal to possess and cultivate cannabis in Canada. However, the specifics of marijuana legislation in Canada are not the same across the country. Provincial cannabis laws differ between each of the Provinces, and it’s important to understand the differences. This is especially true if you’re going to be moving from one Province to another and either wish to bring your cannabis with you or purchase / cultivate it.
You don’t want to run afoul of the law, so be smart about it and use this helpful guide to be in the know regarding marijuana legislation in Canada and how that legislation has been applied with specific statutes for each individual Province.
Marijuana Regulations Canada
Provincial cannabis laws are uniform across all Provinces when it comes to the quantity of cannabis allowed on a person or in a residence. 30 grams of cannabis is standard. Note that the minimum age for possession and use can vary between 18 and 19 depending on the Province. Different Provinces – and different municipalities in Alberta – have different areas that allow or prohibit use. You should also be aware of where you can light up or vape marijuana in public.
Note that there are also different restrictions on retail purchases as part of the legislation in marijuana, which differs from one Province to the next. Most Provinces will have both brick & mortar retail locations or online purchase options. Some lesser populated Provinces will only have one or the other. You should also be aware that while 12 of the 13 provinces do allow home cultivation of cannabis in Canada, Quebec does not. Quebec is the only Province where you are not legally able to grow your own cannabis. However, be sure to use this guide to determine how much cannabis you can grow in each Province of Canada.
Medical Marijuana Use Guidelines within Provincial Cannabis Laws
Marijuana Legislation Canada and the Cannabis Act of October 2018 further cemented the rights of Canadians who rely on marijuana or its byproduct like CBD oil for therapeutic purposes. Provincial cannabis laws are again fairly uniform in their interpretation of the legislation of the act. You will find that Provincial regulations for possession of medical marijuana are the same for all 13 Provinces.
Also note that driving while under the influence of cannabis is strictly prohibited within all Provinces. Law enforcement will arrest and prosecute anyone found driving under the influence of cannabis.
Enjoy cannabis, but do so responsibly and with a sound knowledge of the laws of each Province. We’re happy to make