Trying to make sense of all the different rules around cannabis can seem complicated. The following checklist offers a brief overview of the laws in this area.
If you are 19 or older…
Only purchase cannabis from a licensed retail seller.
Be prepared to show proof of age.
Limit the amount of dried cannabis you have in a public place to no more than 30 grams, or the equivalent for other forms.
Limit the amount of dried cannabis you transport in a vehicle to no more than 30 grams, or the equivalent for other forms .
Limit the amount of dried cannabis you distribute to someone else 19 or older to no more than 30 grams, or the equivalent for other forms (and remember you can’t sell it – only licensed retailers can sell cannabis).
Only use cannabis in a private place, such as a residence, when not prohibited by a landlord or condo board.
Grow your own at home if you want, but limit the number of plants to 4 per household, not per person.
Limit the number of plants you transport to 4 – none of which are flowering or budding.
Make your own cannabis products from legally obtained cannabis - without the use of organic solvents such as propane or butane.
Do not use cannabis…
in a vehicle
in any public place
at any school or child care facility
in a rented residence if prohibited by the landlord
in a condo if prohibited by the condo board
Do not distribute cannabis…
to anyone who is under the age of 19
Do not travel with cannabis…
across the Canadian border in any amount
across a provincial or territorial border in an amount greater than allowed in that jurisdiction
If you have consumed cannabis before driving…
you are subject to administrative penalties, including license suspension, vehicle impoundment and fines for any amount of THC in your system
you are subject to summary criminal charges if your THC blood concentration is 2 nanograms or higher
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