Law enforcement is trained to detect drug-impaired driving.
Adults who are 18 or 19 years or older (depending on province or territory) are able to:
Drug-impaired driving is illegal. Do not drive high.
Funding for cannabis public education and research
Protecting the health and safety of youth is a top priority. The Cannabis Act establishes serious criminal penalties for those who:
If you use cannabis, learn how to use it responsibly and to reduce risks for yourself and others:
We have compiled a list of cannabis-related resources for use by Indigenous groups to lead public discussions in their communities.
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.
One online grey-market retailer offers over 50 kinds of feminized seeds (guaranteed female, which means they should produce flowers) and over 80 recommended for outdoor use, sorted by weeks needed to harvest, information you would need to grow outdoors in a cold climate if you wanted your plants to be ready before a hard frost.
“That requires pollen to be flying around, and if pollen is in the air it’s going to pollinate the rest of the plants.”
Legal seeds were bred for huge greenhouses
Grey-market sources, on the other hand, offer a huge variety.
(Cannabis NL has stopped selling clones. The Strathroy grower, Eve & Co., did not respond to a request for comment.)
In Ross’s Toronto-area backyard on a warm fall day, a bee was enjoying the flowers on a basil plant in the sun.
The 2018 law also permits adults to grow up to four cannabis plants per household, for personal use only. These can be grown from a licenced seed or seedling, and cannot be grown for the purpose of producing cannabis to sell to others.
The patient can also purchase cannabis (subject to the restrictions in their province or territory). This can either be bought online or through authorised physical stores.
Selling to young people
Canadian law states that it’s prohibited to sell or supply cannabis to anyone below the age of 18. It’s illegal to provide or sell cannabis to a young person, and it’s also illegal to use a young person to commit an offence relating to cannabis. If either of these acts are committed, the offender may receive a prison sentence of up to 14 years.
In 2018, possession and use of cannabis was legalised in Canada. Certain restrictions are in place, as outlined in the country’s Cannabis Law. The law seeks to achieve three key goals:
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.