A Look At Each Province’s Rules For Marijuana Legalization

Article by CTV News

As cannabis culture is celebrated across Canada, the annual 4/20 day carries a special significance for cannabis advocates looking forward to looming legalization.

The federal government’s initial desired timeline planned for a July 2018 legalization date, but a Senate vote in June suggests that Canadians might have to wait until at least early August to purchase recreational weed.

Here’s a breakdown of the rules you can expect in your province when the recreational use of pot is no longer illegal:

ALBERTA
Age of legal consumption: 18+
Where to buy: Privately-run retail stores and government-operated online sales
Grow your own?: Up to four plants, subject to restrictions from landlords
Where to smoke?: Prohibited in cars, in areas frequented by children, and wherever tobacco is restricted.
Other notes: No possession limits in private residences
Alberta marijuana legalization laws

BRITISH COLUMBIA
Age of legal consumption:
 19+
Where to buy: Both government and privately-run storefronts and online sales
Grow your own?: Up to four plants, out of public sight
Where to smoke?: Prohibited in cars, in areas frequented by children, and wherever tobacco is restricted
Other notes: Landlords can restrict cultivation and smoking on their properties
B.C. marijuana legalization laws

ONTARIO
Age of legal consumption: 
19+
Where to buy: Government-operated storefronts and online sales
Grow your own?: Up to four plants
Where to smoke?: Only on private property, subject to landlord restrictions
Other notes: 40 cannabis stores will be open by July 2018, 80 by 2019 and 150 by 2020
Ontario marijuana legalization laws

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