It became lawful on October 17, 2019 for legal forms of edible cannabis, cannabis extracts and cannabis topicals to be produced and sold. It will take time before new products become available. You should only expect a limited selection of new products to appear gradually, in physical or online stores, beginning no earlier than mid-December 2019.
Adults should only expect a limited selection to appear gradually, in physical or online stores, and no earlier than mid-December 2019. It will take more time before a full range of products becomes available.
On October 17, 2018, the Cannabis Act came into force.
Municipalities may also pass bylaws to regulate the use of cannabis locally.
You must respect the laws of the province, territory or Indigenous community you are in, whether you are a visitor or live there.
Possession, production, distribution and sale outside of what the law allows remains illegal and subject to criminal penalties, ranging from:
Adults are legally able to purchase fresh and dried cannabis, cannabis oils and seeds or plants for cultivation from authorized retailers.
You need to be licensed by Health Canada to be able to grow cannabis for sale.
Cannabis laws are different in each province and territory in Canada. Differences include legal age, locations where cannabis can be sold and consumed, and possession limits.
Check with your housing agreements and bylaws for information on safe and legal cannabis home growing.
When travelling in Canada, it is your responsibility to understand and follow local laws. Check out provincial and territorial websites for more details: