Cannabis for medical purposes will continue to be legal if you are:
To give information on risks of use, legal cannabis products also carry the:
The Cannabis Act permits adults to cultivate up to 4 cannabis plants per household (not per person). Some provinces and territories have applied added restrictions on personal cultivation.
Access to cannabis for medical purposes
Law enforcement is trained to detect drug-impaired driving.
There are recommended safety and security measures for growing cannabis plants.
Possession, production, distribution and sale outside of what the law allows remains illegal and subject to criminal penalties, ranging from:
When you are travelling within Canada, you may possess up to 30 grams of dried cannabis or its equivalent, if you meet the minimum age requirement of the province or territory you are in.
The law recognises that there are other forms of cannabis; not just dried. As such, equivalent amounts have been established, to ensure users clearly understand how much they’re legally allowed to possess.
Attitudes towards cannabis in Canada are generally positive. A recent survey found that 70% of people either support or accept legalisation, with just 18% strongly opposing it. Unsurprisingly, support was strong among those who were aged between 18 and 29, though it’s worth noting that 64% of people aged 60 or over also supported its legalisation.
Other forms of cannabis
The current Liberal-led government have demonstrated in no uncertain terms their commitment to legalising cannabis – and have made the country the first in the Western world to take these progressive steps.
The Canadian police force made its first cannabis seizure in 1937. In the 1960s, cannabis use escalated, as the ‘hippy’ movement took root in the country. The zenith of this movement was the pro-cannabis smoke-in, held at Vancouver’s Gastown District. The ‘Gastown Riot’ saw hundreds of peaceful protestors being forcefully dispersed by police officers on horseback.
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