Is cannabis legal in Quebec?
Yes. On October 17, 2018, cannabis was legalized across Canada and in Quebec. In anticipation of federal legalization, Quebec passed the Cannabis Regulation Act which defines regulations for the purchase, possession and consumption of cannabis for adults 18 years of age and older.
What is the legal age for cannabis possession and consumption in Quebec?
The minimum age for the purchase, possession and consumption of cannabis in Quebec is set at 18 years old.
How much cannabis can I possess in Quebec?
Adults of legal age are permitted to possess up to 30 grams of dried cannabis (or its equivalent) within public places, and up to 150 grams of dried cannabis (or its equivalent) within the privacy of their own home or residence. Please note that the 150 gram limit is a household limit, meaning that no matter how many adults occupy a residence, no more than 150 grams of cannabis may be possessed.
Where can I consume cannabis in Quebec?
Adults of legal age may consume cannabis within their own private residences or in select areas where tobacco consumption is also allowed. Cannabis consumption is strictly prohibited in Quebec in all public places that smoking or vaping tobacco is prohibited, as well as within motor vehicles.
Is medical cannabis still available in Quebec?
Yes. Medical cannabis laws remain unchanged as recreational cannabis is a completely separate entity. Medical cannabis remains under the authority of the Federal Government.
Can I grow my own weed in Quebec?
No, the cultivation of cannabis for personal use is strictly prohibited within Quebec. The possession of a living cannabis plant is also illegal.
Where can I purchase recreational cannabis in Quebec?
Adults of legal age may purchase recreational cannabis from government authorized retail cannabis or online outlets that are overseen and regulated by the Société québécoise du cannabis (SQDC).
What are the consequences for breaking cannabis laws in Quebec?
You may be served a fine up to $750 if caught in possession of a living cannabis plant as well as an additional fine of up to $750 for cultivating for personal use. Anyone caught consuming cannabis in a prohibited place may be fined up to $1,500.