In an effort to maintain and protect public health and safety, the Government of Prince Edward Island implemented several policies on top of the regulations set forth by the Cannabis Act.
Furthermore, the province is dedicated to combatting the black market for cannabis as well as educating Islanders to make informed decisions. The Government of Prince Edward Island worked with several agencies, including law enforcement and public health experts, as well as the public, to establish the proper parameters for their respective cannabis industry.
The minimum legal age for cannabis consumption in Prince Edward Island is set at 19 years old. This aligns with the province’s legal age for tobacco and alcohol products as well.
It is strictly illegal for anyone under the age of 19 to purchase, possess or consume cannabis and provincial law enforcement have the authority to confiscate and destroy small amounts possessed by underage individuals.
Adults of age are legally allowed to possess up to 30 grams of cannabis or its equivalent in public on Prince Edward Island. There is currently no limit for how much legal cannabis an adult can possess in their own home.
When it comes to purchasing cannabis, adults of age on Prince Edward Island have the option of going through government-owned retail locations or the province’s online e-commerce platform. Currently, Prince Edward Island has 4 dedicated retail locations for cannabis sales which can be found in Charlottetown, Summerside, West Prince and Montague.
To help maintain public health and safety, cannabis consumption on Prince Edward Island is limited to private residences and certain government-designated places.
For more information on where cannabis consumption is allowed, please check out the Smoke-free Places Act.
Medical cannabis is considered a separate entity from recreational cannabis and is overseen by the Federal Government. For more information on medical cannabis in Prince Edward Island, contact Health Canada.
Transporting legal cannabis is permitted on Prince Edward Island so long as the cannabis is in sealed, unopened packaging and out of reach to anyone in the vehicle. Consuming cannabis within a vehicle is strictly illegal and violators will face steep fines.
Driving Under the Influence
The Government of Prince Edward Island has taken necessary steps to ensure that laws and restrictions for cannabis-impaired driving mirror those of alcohol-impaired driving. It is strictly illegal to consume cannabis and drive or to drive while high on cannabis. Violators caught driving under the influence of cannabis will face steep fines and even jail time.
Adults 19 years of age or older are legally allowed to cultivate up to 4 cannabis plants per household. Any cannabis plant grown must come from seeds purchased from licensed government retailers and be inaccessible to minors.
Canadian Provincial Guides to Cannabis