Common Questions

Is marijuana legal in BC?

Non-medical cannabis is legal in Canada as of October 17, 2018. However, there are some limits.

You must be 19 years or older to buy, use, possess, or grow non-medical cannabis in B.C. Non-medical cannabis will be sold exclusively at government-run stores, licensed private retailers, and the B.C. government’s online store. Read more at the links below.

Good starting points include:

  • Cannabis in Canada, published by the Government of Canada, provides information on the status of current federal laws, and further information on cannabis and crossing the border, and how the laws and regulations will impact your business.
  • Get Cannabis Clarity, published by the BC Government, provides information on the laws and regulations for BC, including: where you can use cannabis in public, how it can be used in cars, and growing cannabis at home.


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Last reviewed November 2018
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