Prince Edward Island is one of Canada’s most beautiful provinces, and not just because it on the water.
This island province is home to popular outdoor attractions like Prince Edward Island National Park and Confederation Bridge.
But that’s not all the area has to offer; as of October 17th, you can also find legal recreational weed here.
The Canada government legalized recreational marijuana throughout the nation, allowing for buying, smoking, and even growing your own plants.
Although it is legal everywhere, the laws from province to province are different.
Also check out our article on everything you need to know about the Cannabis act in Canada, to see how things work on a federal level.
If you are living in Prince Edward or just stopping by for a visit, here’s five things you need to know before you indulge in Canadian weed.
What is the legal age for recreational weed?
As long as you are 19 or older on Prince Edward Island, you’re good to go if you want to buy weed.
The government isn’t trying to keep people from having fun, but just prevent weed from getting into the wrong hands.
What happens if you are illegally caught buying or selling
Anyone caught under age with weed can be fined or face criminal charges depending on the amount in possession and seriousness of the offense.
If you are caught selling to minors, there will be significant fines and penalties and even potential jail time.
According to the Prince Edward Island Cannabis Rules, where can you buy your weed?
The Prince Edward Island Cannabis Management Corporation will manage everything in terms of buying weed.
They’ll offer four retail shops around the island and also run an online store.
If you don’t live near a retail location, no worries.
You can choose from a wide range of quality strains online and have your weed delivered right to your doorstep.
Not only will you be able to buy dry cannabis, but you’ll also have access to cannabis oils and seeds for growing.
What are the laws regarding possession?
Just like the rest of Canada, the legal limit for possession in public is 30 grams, but there are no restrictions to how much you can have at home.
This might change in the future, but for now Prince Edward Island cannabis rules don’t regulate how much you have in your private residence.
As long as you only purchase 30 grams – about one ounce – at a time you’re staying within legal limits.
Where can you legally smoke?
For now the only legal place you can smoke on Prince Edward Island is at home in your private residence.
There are a handful of designated areas in public spaces, but not many.
If you are staying in a rented house or apartment be sure to check with your landlord before you smoke.
Smoking in your car is completely off-limits and you’ll get a hefty fine if you’re caught.
Is growing your own plants legal here?
Most of the Canadian provinces and territories are allowing residents to grow their own recreational plants, and Prince Edward Island is no exception.
At any time you can only have four plants in your home, but they have to be in a designated growing spot away from common areas.
If you would like to grow more than 4 plants, let us help. Contact us to legally grow up to 490 plants.
If you aren’t from Prince Edward Island , check below to learn about the Cannabis Act rules and regulations for your province.