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.

Safe Communities


As of October 17, 2019, federal cannabis regulations allow commercial production and sale of three new classes of cannabis products:

  • Edible cannabis, such as baked goods and beverages;
  • Cannabis extracts, such as vaping liquids, tinctures, wax, hash and cannabis oil; and
  • Cannabis topicals, such as creams, lotions and balms, and similar products that are meant to be applied to a person’s skin, hair or nails

 Edible Cannabis Quick Tips


 Safe Consumption

 Use legal, regulated cannabis


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


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


There are strict rules and regulations around travelling with cannabis. Before you travel with cannabis, get informed


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


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


The Province recognizes that the cannabis sector can be a driver of economic growth and employment in B.C., as it has been in other jurisdictions. One of the Province’s goals from the outset has been to develop a sustainable cannabis industry that generates jobs and economic growth throughout B.C.


Keeping the criminal element out of the legal cannabis regime and ensuring legal operators comply with regulations are shared provincial and federal priorities.

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 Cannabis

 Cannabis in the Workplace

 Tenants, Landlords and Strata Corporations

 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.


 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



BC Cannabis Legalization and Regulation Secretariat:
Liquor Distribution Branch:
Liquor and Cannabis Regulation Branch:
Community Safety Unit:
Federal Cannabis Legalization and Regulation Branch:

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