Big things are in store for Canada right now, especially in the cannabis capital of BC. Let’s discuss the British Columbia Cannabis Rules and how they will affect you.
Since the government legalized recreational marijuana on October 17th of this year, Canadian citizens and foreigners around the world are excited to start smoking some ganja throughout the country.
But even though weed is legal nationwide, each province has different laws regarding recreational cannabis.
You need to read up on the laws specific to the region you’re visiting.
One of the best places for sampling some of the strongest Canadian weed is in British Columbia.
It is not only the biggest producer of weed in the country, but is also home to some of the most potent buds around.
If you are travelling to B.C. or live there, check out the British Columbia cannabis rules.
Who can legally smoke in British Columbia?
As long as you are 19 years or older, you can purchase and smoke weed.
Anyone under this age is considered to be illegally using.
The laws aren’t necessary in place to keep you from having fun with marijuana, but rather they are trying to keep it from getting into the wrong hands.
Also check out Everything you need to know about the Cannabis act in Canada, to see how things work on a federal level.
Where is it legal to buy weed according to British Columbia cannabis rules?
There are three sources of legal weed in British Columbia: stores run by the government, private retail shops that have the appropriate licensure, and the B.C. online cannabis store.
The online and in-person stores are run by the B.C. Liquor Distribution Branch run by the government.
Licensed retailers have to go through a specific process to get licensed, following strict protocols in terms of what they sell, who can buy, and how the product is packaged.
Possession laws in B.C.
Anywhere you buy weed legally only allows you to possess 30 grams – about an ounce – at a time.
But this doesn’t mean you can’t have more than this at home!
Even though you can only buy 30 grams at once and have this amount on you in public places, the British Columbia cannabis rules state that you can have up to 1,000 at home.
Where can you use weed in public?
Pretty much anywhere in public that allows tobacco will also allow weed in British Columbia – as long as you are 19.
Of course it won’t be allowed near schools and playgrounds, within or near transit stops, or health board properties.
Can you grow your own recreational plants here?
Yes! Like the majority of Canadian properties, citizens of B.C. now have the legal authority to grow up to four recreational plants from the comforts of home.
If you are new to growing but want to try it, study up on the basics of growing weed at home before you get started.
If you rent your apartment or house rather than own it, check with your landlord first to make sure it’s allowed.
Also keep in mind that if you live close to a park, school, or other visible public space you should grow your weed inside and not outdoors or on your balcony.
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If you aren’t from Alberta, click Below to Check the Cannabis Rules in your own Province.