The legal age for consumption in Canada is 18; however, some jurisdictions may have additional restrictions. Be sure to consult your local provincial authority to determine the legal age of consumption in your province.
The 30 gram possession limit in the Cannabis Act is based on dried cannabis. Equivalents were developed for other cannabis products to identify what their possession limit would be. One (1) gram of dried cannabis is equal to:
According to the federal Cannabis Act, an individual may possess, in a public place, cannabis of one or more classes (dried flower, pre-rolls, extracts, seeds, edibles, or topicals) equivalent to 30 grams of dried cannabis. There is a possession limit of 1000 grams or equivalent in a private place.
Cannabis may be used in private. It can be smoked or vaped in public in the same places where tobacco can be smoked or vaped, except in places where children commonly gather. Check your local smoking bylaws to be sure.
You must show two pieces of ID, one of which must be issued by a government agency and include your name, birth date, and picture. The second must include an imprint of your name, signature and/or picture.
You may not consume any cannabis products in any vehicles, whether they are moving or parked. It’s illegal to transport cannabis across the Canadian border. Cannabis laws are different between provinces and territories. This includes legal age, where you can smoke, consume, and buy cannabis. Make sure to learn the laws before you travel.
The federal government has legalized cannabis in order to strictly regulate and restrict access to cannabis in Canada. The Cannabis Act implements a new comprehensive public health approach that will be more effective in protecting youth and keeping profits out of the pockets of criminals and organized crime.