Cannabis Legalization: A Province-to-Province Guide

As of October 17th, 2018, marijuana (also often referred to as cannabis) is legal across Canada. As a result, Canadians will be able to lawfully possess up to 30 grams, though the exact laws and regulations, including possession limitations, may differ slightly depending on which Province you live.

In British Columbia, you must be 19 years of age or older to be able to purchase cannabis. Sales locations include both private and government retail and online stores. You will be able to possess up to 30 grams of cannabis while out in public, or 1,000 grams at home. It is prohibited in vehicles, around children, as well as wherever tobacco is restricted.

For more information on the legalization of cannabis, visit the Government of Canada website at

Dr. Ali Ghahary is a Family Physician in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.

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