Extracts and topicals are legal in Canada as of October 17, 2019.
You cannot smoke or vape cannabis in publicly-owned sport fields (not including golf courses), nearby spectator areas and public areas within 20 metres of these areas.
Medical cannabis is regulated by the Government of Canada and will continue to be subject to different rules than recreational cannabis.
Other outdoor areas
You are able to have a maximum of 30 grams (about one ounce) of dried cannabis (or equivalent) in public at any time.
Edible cannabis products must contain no nicotine or added alcohol.
The only way to purchase medical cannabis is:
The government has enacted the following rules for using cannabis, both medical and recreational.
5:47 This is how you grow marijuana at home
Canadian health regulator on Thursday raised concerns about the large quantity of medical marijuana people were growing at home, after its data showed a significant jump in daily average production permitted by health care practitioners.
“An early review of the data signals to me a striking difference in the average amounts prescribed per day in the two different channels,” said Deepak Anand, chief executive officer of Materia Ventures.
The Court of Appeal recently declared that the lower court decision was incorrect. The court declared that the province had the power to ban Quebecers from possessing and growing any cannabis plants.
A citizen decided to contest the ban against possessing a cannabis plant and growing cannabis for personal purposes. He argued that the province did not have the power to ban Quebecers from possessing a cannabis plant and growing cannabis for personal purposes because the federal government allowed growing up to 4 plants.
However, the story doesn’t end there. The Quebec government appealed that decision to the Quebec Court of Appeal.
Over the last 4 years, growing cannabis in Quebec from one’s home has gone from being illegal, to being legal, to finally become illegal again recently. The story may not even be over.
3 rd step: The Court of Appeal renders its decision
In June of 2019, the Quebec Superior Court agreed, and declared that Quebecers could possess and grow cannabis plants for personal use. This meant that it became legal in Quebec.
Canada first legalized cannabis in 2018. With the legalization of cannabis, the federal government set some minimum national standards. For example, Canadians would be allowed to grow a maximum of 4 cannabis plants per person.
However, each province would be free to make their own rules surrounding cannabis. For its part, Quebec decided that it would make it illegal to posses a cannabis plant and grow any cannabis for personal purposes. However, that doesn’t mean that it’s criminal. Breaking the law by growing cannabis could land you a fine, like a speeding ticket.
First step: Legalization
So, growing cannabis for personal purposes has gone back to being illegal in Quebec.
The Quebec Court of Appeal decision may not be the final word on the matter. The citizen may try to appeal the decision to the Supreme Court. In that case, the Supreme Court will decide whether growing cannabis for personal purposes is legal in Quebec.