On October 17, 2018 marijuana will be legalized in Canada. The laws won’t change for medical marijuana users, but what does this mean for recreational users? Bill C-45, or the Cannabis Act was conceived to keep the substance out of the hands of youths, provide a safe product, and prohibit the sale of non-legal marijuana.
With the legalization of weed will come a blitz of public information campaigns about the risks of cannabis use. The bill also allows for dedicated store-fronts for the purchase of cannabis and cannabis products, as well as mail order product. The revenue from the legalization is said to be headed towards funding Canada’s education, administration, prevention, research, and treatment.
Cannabis users must adhere to the following rules:
- You must be of legal age in your province to purchase, use, or keep pot in your home or on your person.
- You may possess up to 30 grams of dried cannabis, or the equivalent, on you. 30 grams of dried product equals:
- 150 grams of fresh cannabis
- 450 grams of edible products
- 2100 grams of liquid product
- 7.5 grams of concentrates
- 30 cannabis plant seeds
- You may share up to 30 grams of dried cannabis or the equivalent with other legal adults.
- You may purchase legal products from licensed retailers.
- You may make cannabis products (without organic solvents) to consume in your home.
- You may grow and cultivate up to four plants per household.
There have been amendments created that give each province the right to regulate as they see fit, so make sure you check out your local laws before purchasing.
International traveling with cannabis… Don’t!
The travel rules for pot are not changing, and it will not be legal to carry it over the border in any direction. It will also remain illegal to bring it back into Canada. Medical marijuana will require proper documentation within Canada, but will still not be allowed over the borders.
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