Get the facts

Non-medical cannabis is now legal in Canada. Here, you’ll find information on the laws and regulations that will help keep the people and communities of British Columbia safe.

HEALTH INFO

Cannabis can be used for medical or non-medical purposes. People may choose to use cannabis for its therapeutic effects.

GROWING AT HOME

Growing cannabis plants at home is legal. Adults 19+ can grow up to four non-medical cannabis plants per household

TRAVEL

There are strict rules and regulations around travelling with cannabis. Before you leave the province or country, get informed

LEGISLATION

With public health and safety top of mind, the Province has passed legislation to provide legal, controlled access

WHAT IS CANNABIS?

Cannabis is also known as marijuana, pot, or weed. There are two main types of cannabis plant: sativa and indica.

Safe Communities

Safe Communities

There are laws and regulations to keep your community safe. With public health and safety top of mind, the Province has passed legislation to provide legal, controlled access to non-medical cannabis in British Columbia.

Growing Cannabis at Home

Buying and Selling Non-Medical Cannabis

Cannabis in the Workplace

Tenants, Landlords and Strata Council

Local and Indigenous Governments

Safe Roads

Safe Kids

There are strict laws in place to protect children. You must be 19 years or older to buy, consume (through smoking, vaping and all other forms of consumption), possess or grow non-medical cannabis. Early and regular cannabis use is associated with higher risks of dependency and health problems.

Youth

Parents and Mentors

Safe Roads

Safe Roads

Road safety is a priority for everyone. There are strict laws and regulations to keep our roads safe.

Drug-Affected Driving

Policing

Contacts

BC Cannabis Legalization and Regulation Secretariat: cannabis.secretariat@gov.bc.ca
Liquor Distribution Branch: cannabis@bcldb.com
Liquor and Cannabis Regulation Branch: cannabisregs@gov.bc.ca
Federal Cannabis Legalization and Regulation Branch: cannabis@canada.ca

This website contains general information about cannabis and is not a replacement for the legislation. It does not contain or constitute legal advice.