How Much Weed Can You Store At Home In Canada Now That It’s Legal
Weed was proclaimed illegal in Canada back in 1923, but it took nearly 80 years to make it legal to use for medicinal purposes when Canada legalized medicinal cannabis in 2001.
Nevertheless, it took almost 20 years for Canada to take the next step towards legalizing weed in late November 2017, when the Cannabis Act, Bill C-45, was passed by the House of Commons. In March 2018, the Act passed second reading in the Senate, and on June 18, 2018, the House successfully passed the bill. The Cannabis Act was passed with nearly all of the Senate’s amendments, and the Senate accepted the new version of the bill two days afterward.
Finally, on October 17, 2018, marijuana for recreational use became federally legal in Canada and marked the beginning of a new era for weed consumers across the country. Restrictions And Regulations Regarding Sale, Distribution, And Use Of Cannabis Across Provinces And Territories
Currently, under the law, adults are legally allowed to buy, use, hold, and grow recreational cannabis in all provinces and territories of Canada. Nevertheless, there are strict distinctions, restrictions, and regulations across the country concerning age limits and specific retail models in different provinces and territories. It’s important to note that the only legal purchases are ones made from officially recognized stores. So, if you’re selling weed to a friend, keep in mind that you can easily be charged with a crime.
Minimum age limits vary for purchasing and consuming cannabis depending on the state, but most provinces mirror their alcohol rules. The minimum legal age is 19 all over Canada except in Quebec and Alberta, where it’s 18. Needless to say, giving cannabis to a minor is also strictly forbidden, and given the differences in legal age limits according to the province, could lead to a host of problems.
Overall, you can buy weed either from government online selling platforms or private retail stores. Also, the Canadian Government has established a limit of four plants for growing per household, but it’s illegal to grow any in Quebec and Manitoba at present. There are even firm differences to where you’re legally permitted to use marijuana. For instance, in Prince Edward Island, you’re only allowed to consume marijuana in private residences. On the other hand, in British Columbia, cannabis consumption is banned around children, in cars, and anywhere else where tobacco smoking is prohibited.
The fines for breaking the provincial laws are often rigorous, so if you’re looking to enjoy the plant in a worry-free manner, it’s best to know the specific regulations of the province where you’re at. When it comes to how much weed you can legally possess, individuals who’ve attained the legal age of possession in their province or territory can lawfully do the following:
- Possess up to 30 grams of legally purchased cannabis, dried, or the following equivalents: 150 grams of fresh cannabis, 450 grams of edibles, 2,100 grams of liquid product, 5 grams of concentrates, or up to 30 cannabis plant seeds.
- Share up to 30 grams with other adults.
- Buy fresh and dried cannabis and cannabis oils and tinctures from authorized retailers.
- Grow up to 4 cannabis plants per residence (not per person) from licensed seeds or seedlings.
- Produce cannabis products at home, like food or drinks, as long as organic solvents aren’t utilized to create concentrated products.
However, when it comes to keeping weed in your weed stash box at home, you’re usually allowed to hold lots more. For instance, in British Columbia, you can possess up to 1,000 grams of weed in your weed box at home. In Manitoba, there’s no limit to home possession at all.
Below, we’ll lay out the provinces with home storage limits and those that don’t have a home stash restriction into two separate sub-paragraphs.
Provinces And Territories That Don’t Have A Home Storage Limit
Provinces and territories in which you can keep your weed stash box full at all times include Alberta, Manitoba, New Brunswick, Newfoundland and Labrador, Northwest Territories, Nova Scotia, Ontario, Prince Edward Island, Saskatchewan, and Yukon. There's no limit in these Canadian provinces and territories on the amount of weed you can keep in your home weed stash box.
Provinces And Territories That Have A Home Storage Limit
In contrast, some certain provinces and territories have strictly limited the amounts of weed you can keep at your living unit. For example, in British Columbia, you can keep up to 1,000 grams of marijuana in your household, while Nunavut and Quebec only allow individuals to keep a maximum of 150 grams.