What Cannabis products are legal?

Since Oct. 17, 2018, adults of legal age (18 or 19, depending on the province or territory) can possess and consume recreational dried or fresh cannabis flower (including pre-rolled joints), cannabis oil (including softgels, capsules, and lower-dosed tinctures and oils) and seeds or plants for personal use at home. Cannabis oil products have a THC concentration limit of 30 grams per milliliter. Whether purchased in store or online, it is only legal to purchase from government-licensed retailers.

The personal possession limit is 30 grams of dried cannabis (or its equivalent in fresh, liquid, edible, concentrate, or seed form) in a public place. Whether you buy in-store or online, you will not be able to purchase more than 30 grams (just over an ounce) at one time.

Federal law sets the growing limit at four cannabis plants per household (not per person). However, Manitoba and Quebec have banned home growing. In New Brunswick, both indoor and outdoor plants must be kept in a separate, locked space. In British Columbia, plants must be kept out of public view. If a home is used as a daycare, growing is banned completely.

Regulations for commercially-produced edibles, beverages, concentrates, vape pens, oils and tincures with higher potencies than the year one limit of 30 mg of THC per mL allows for the sale of these products “no later than 12 months” after legalization, which would be Oct. 17, 2019.

In the meantime, adults can use legally obtained cannabis to make edibles, beverages or concentrates (such as rosin) at home for personal use, as long as organic solvents aren’t used in the process.

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