As legalization nears, on October 17th, there has been a scramble to understand constantly shifting legislation surrounding cannabis. Consumers want to understand the laws and safely consume cannabis products. Many people have questions about how much dried cannabis they can possess, whether or not they can grow plants and where they can consume cannabis.
Here are a few answers to popular questions surrounding Canada’s cannabis legalization.
The Cannabis Act
The Cannabis Act creates a strict legal framework for controlling the production, distribution, sale and possession of cannabis across Canada. There are three main goals: keep cannabis out of the hands of youth, keep profits out of the hands of criminals and protect public health and safety by allowing adults access to safe, legal cannabis. Many of these laws dictate how cannabis may be used and produced at home.
As of October 17, 2018, a Canadian adult may possess up to 30 grams of legal cannabis, dried or equivalent in non-dried form. They may also share up to 30 grams of legal cannabis with other adults.
An individual may also possess 5 grams of fresh cannabis, 15 grams of edible product, 70 grams of liquid prod