Under British Columbia’s provincial cannabis laws, adults 19 years of age and older are legally allowed to purchase cannabis from government-run stores, licensed private retailers and British Columbia’s government-run online store. More retail stores are expected to come online soon, so be sure to check back frequently for updates!
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Is cannabis legal in British Columbia?
Yes, recreational cannabis was legalized in British Columbia in October 17, 2018. Adults age 19 years and older are legally permitted to consume, purchase and cultivate cannabis.
What is the legal age for cannabis possession and consumption in British Columbia?
Adults 19 years of age and older are legally allowed to possess and consume cannabis in British Columbia.
How much cannabis can I possess in British Columbia?
Adults 19 years of age and older are legally allowed to possess up to 30 grams of recreational cannabis in public spaces.
Where can I consume cannabis in British Columbia?
British Columbia allows the consumption of cannabis in most of the same public spaces where tobacco and vape use is allowed excluding schools, parks, sports fields and other areas frequented by children. Cannabis consumption is also be legal within the privacy of your own home, however, landlords are allowed to prohibit cannabis consumption within their rental units. Consumption of cannabis within a motor vehicle is not be permitted under any circumstance.
Is medical cannabis still available in British Columbia?
Yes, medical cannabis is still available in British Columbia. The passing of recreational cannabis laws has no relationship with medicinal cannabis. All medical cannabis laws and programs will remain unchanged and regulated by the Federal Government.
Can I grow my own cannabis in British Columbia?
Yes. It is legal for British Columbia residents 19 years of age and older to grow up to 4 cannabis plants within their own homes. Homegrown cannabis plants must be completely hidden from the sight of the public.
Am I allowed to transport cannabis within British Columbia?
Adults of age are legally allowed to transport cannabis within their vehicles if it is sealed and unopened in its original packaging and out of reach from the driver or any other passengers.
Where can I purchase recreational cannabis in British Columbia?
British Columbians of legal age are legally permitted to purchase cannabis at private retail stores, government-operated retail stores or government-operated online retailers.