Cannabis Legalization: A Province-by-Province Guide

Article by Mike Okada, Cannabis Life Network


With cannabis legalization looming, Canada is gearing up for recreational retail sales, but that doesn’t mean cannabis laws will be the same across the country- far from it- because what the federal government is doing with Bill C-45, aka the Cannabis Act, is basically setting the foundation for legal cannabis, with provinces free to set stricter regulations if they please.

This could lead to a lot of confusion as something that’s legal in one province may not be legal in another, and Trina Fraser from Brazeau Seller Law has put together a handy chart that shows what cannabis legalization looks like province to province, so far.

Let’s have a look at some of the major differences between the provinces and territories below, and for the full chart, please see the end of the article.

Minimum age

All the provinces and territories have set the minimum age at 19- except for Quebec and Alberta, which set theirs at 18.

Transport restrictions

Many provinces and territories require that cannabis be kept in sealed packaging or otherwise inaccessible to anyone in the car.

Read the full article here.

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