British Columbia Cannabis Laws: A Breakdown

Article by Sarah Leamon, Cannabis Life Network


Now that cannabis has been cleared by our federal government for legal sale in October, many provinces are turning their minds to the tough questions that will need to be answered in order to make this pipe dream a reality.

In BC, the provincial government has already put a significant amount of thought into what legal marijuana will look like for British Columbians. In early February, the B.C. government made an announcement in relation to the use of recreational marijuana in our province. This provided us with more clarity around how the use, regulation and sale of the drug will look in BC will look once it becomes legal.

And while the announcement answered some big questions, it also left a lot hanging in the balance.

So let’s break it down…

Tenancy Issues

One of the most overlooked aspects of these new laws has to do with residential tenancy.

The Senate tried to give provinces the power to quash personal home growth of the plant, but the House refused to allow it. Our government seems strongly in favour of allowing citizens to legally grow cannabis in their homes. However, like all things, it will be subject to certain restrictions.

In BC, adults will be allowed to grow up to four cannabis plants per household.

But if you plan on using natural light to help cultivate your crop, you might need to think again. The provincial government has mandated that marijuana plants must not be visible from public spaces off the property.

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