Is cannabis legal in Alberta?

Yes. Cannabis was officially legalized nationwide in Canada and in Alberta on October 17, 2018.

What is the legal age for cannabis possession and consumption in Alberta?

The legal minimum age for cannabis purchase, possession and consumption is 18 years old, the same age as the province’s legal alcohol limit.

How much cannabis can I possess in Alberta?

Adults of age may possess up to 30 grams of cannabis in a public place.

Where can I consume cannabis in Alberta?

Adults 18 years of age or older are allowed to legally consume cannabis in both private residences and also certain public areas where the consumption of tobacco products is also allowed.

Are cannabis social lounges and cafes permitted?

There are currently no cannabis cafes or social lounges permitted in Alberta, however, the Alberta Cannabis Framework does have language allowing for the creation of such establishments.

Is medical marijuana still available in Alberta?

Yes. Medical marijuana is still available for qualifying patients and is regulated by the Federal Government. Contact Health Canada to learn more about medical cannabis in Alberta.

Can I grow my own weed in Alberta?

Yes, adults 18 years of age or older are allowed to cultivate up to 4 plants per residence grown from legally purchased seeds.

Am I allowed to transport cannabis within Alberta?

Yes, adults of age are legally allowed to transport cannabis within their vehicles so long as it falls within the legal limit and is secured in closed packaging and out of reach of the driver or any vehicle occupants.

Where can I purchase recreational cannabis in Alberta?

Adults of age are legally allowed to purchase recreational cannabis from licensed, privately owned retail dispensaries or online via albertacannabis.org.

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