BRITISH COLUMBIA cannabis laws

How much cannabis can I carry? 
Where can I smoke cannabis? Can I grow?

Find out the answer!

How old do I have to be to buy cannabis?

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You must be 19+ to consume cannabis in British Columbia

How much cannabis can I have on me?

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You can carry up to 30 grams in public or in a vehicle.

What can I grow?

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You are allowed 4 plants per household, that are not visible from public spaces. They also cannot be grown in a house that is authorized as a community care facility (like a daycare).

Where can I purchase cannabis in British Columbia?

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You will be able to purchase cannabis online and through BC cannabis stores, run by the government. On day 1, there will be one store in Kamloops, so most people will have to purchase online. New cannabis companies are expected to launch in Spring 2019.

Can I purchase cannabis online?

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Yes, there is an online cannabis store operated by the government.

Can I get cannabis delivered?

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Delivery is only permitted for online government stores.

Can I bring my child into the store with me?

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Minors are not permitted in cannabis stores in British Columbia

Can I use my cannabis in the store I buy it from?

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Currently cannabis cannot be used on retail store premises, this is up for evaluation in the future.

Where can I consume cannabis?

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Cannabis cannot be consumed in designated recreational areas such as provincial parks, schools, public enclosed areas (like arenas) or at the bus, train or ferry stops.

Can I use cannabis in my home?

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Landlords can choose to make their rentals/condos/apartment a no-grow or smoke free zone. Any existing tenancy agreements stating that state the property is tobacco free will carry over to cannabis. No cannabis is permitted to be used in common areas of condo or apartment buildings.

Is smoking cannabis ok in my car, if i’m not driving?

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Cannabis is not to be used in vehicles by occupants or the driver.

How do I transport my cannabis?

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Cannabis must be in a sealed, closed package and out of reach of a driver or occupants of a vehicle. In other words, leave it in the trunk.

What are the penalties for driving under the influence of cannabis?

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There is a 90 day suspension for impaired driving, zero tolerance for new drivers in graduated licensing program.

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