Green Guidelines

It’s time to celebrate folks– after nearly 100 years of prohibition, October 17th, 2018 has finally arrived and Canadians can now legally access both medical and recreational cannabis!

But what does this really mean? While there are some consistencies across the country, each province has guided their rules and regulations differently, so depending on where you’re based you will face unique frameworks to abide by.

Not to fret! Tokyo Smoke is here to clear the haze and ensure that your entrance to the age of legal cannabis is as smooth as can be.

 

What’s consistent from coast to coast?

  • Adults can carry up to 30-grams of legally sourced cannabis for non-medical purposes in public (yes, even during domestic air travel!).
  • Consumption in vehicles is prohibited.
  • Product is legally available in the following formats: flower, pre-roll, capsules, sprays and oils.
  • Edibles and topical products are not yet available for legal sale.
  • Online sales are available in all provinces and territories, whether via private retailers or through government-run websites.

 

Click the name of your province on the chart below for more information:

Province

Governing Body

Legal Age

Is growing permitted?

Where to buy

Can you smoke outside?

Alberta

 The AGLC

18

Yes

In-person and online

Yes and No

British Columbia

The LDB

19

Yes In-person and online Yes and No

Manitoba

The LCGA

19

No

HERE! and in store

No

New Brunswick

The CMC

19

Yes

In-person and online

No

Newfoundland & Labrador

The NLLQ

19

Yes

In-person and online

No

Northwest Territories

The NWLC

19

Yes

In-person and online

Yes and No

Nova Scotia

The NSLC

19

Yes

In-person

No

Nunavut

The NL & CC

19

Yes

In-person, online and over the phone

Yes and No

Ontario

The OCS

19

Yes

Online and in-person (spring 2019)

Yes

Prince Edward Island

The PEICMC

19

Yes

In-person and online

No

Quebec

The SQC

18

No

In-person and online

Yes and No

Saskatchewan

The SLGA

19

Yes

In-person and online

No

Yukon

The YLC

19

Yes

In-person and online

No

 

 

  

   

 

ALBERTA

Who manages cannabis sales?
The Alberta Gaming and Liquor Commission (AGLC).

What is the minimum age requirement for purchase, possession and consumption?
Minimum age is set to 18.

Can I grow weed?
Adults can grow up to four plants per household.

Where can I purchase cannabis?
From privately-run retail stores and through the Alberta Cannabis online platform.

Can I smoke/vape outside?
Public consumption is limited; cannabis is prohibited in places frequented by children (schools and hospitals) and in locations where smoking or vaping tobacco is also prohibited.  

 


BRITISH COLUMBIA

Who manages cannabis sales?
The B.C Liquor Distribution Branch (LDB).

What is the minimum age requirement for purchase, possession and consumption?
Minimum age is set to 19.

Can I grow my own?
Adults are allowed to grow up to four plants for personal cultivation as long as they are not visible from public spaces.

Where can I purchase cannabis?
From private and government retail and online sales.

Can I smoke/vape outside?
Public consumption is limited; cannabis is prohibited in places frequented by children (schools and hospitals) and in locations where smoking or vaping tobacco is also prohibited.

  

MANITOBA 

Who manages cannabis sales?
The Liquor, Gaming and Cannabis Authority of Manitoba.

What is the minimum age requirement for purchase, possession and consumption?
Minimum age is set to 19.

Can I grow my own?
Personal cultivation is prohibited.

Where can I purchase cannabis?
You’ve come to the right place! You can purchase legal cannabis from Tokyo Smoke, both online and in-store at the following locations. You can also shop our selection of high design accessories to elevate your next experience.

Can I smoke/vape outside?
Public consumption is prohibited.
 
  

NEW BRUNSWICK 

Who manages cannabis sales?
The governing body is a subsidiary of New Brunswick Liquor called the Cannabis Management Corporation which manages both government-run retail locations and online sales.

What is the minimum age requirement for purchase, possession and consumption?  
Minimum age is set to 19.

Can I grow my own?
Adults can grow up to four plants per household.

Where can I purchase cannabis?
There are a maximum of 20 government-run brick-and-mortar locations as well as an online platform.

Can I smoke/vape outside?
Public consumption is prohibited.
 

 

NEWFOUNDLAND & LABRADOR 

Who manages cannabis sales?
The Newfoundland and Labrador Liquor Corporation (NLLQ).

What is the minimum age requirement for purchase, possession and consumption?  
Minimum age is set to 19.

Can I grow my own?
Adults can grow up to four plants per household.

Where can I purchase cannabis?
From both publicly and privately-run storefronts, along with government-operated online sales. 

Can I smoke/vape outside?
Public consumption is prohibited.

 

NORTHWEST TERRITORIES 

Who manages cannabis sales?
The North West Territories Liquor Commission.

What is the minimum age requirement for purchase, possession and consumption?  
Minimum age is set to 19.

Can I grow my own?
Adults can grow up to four plants per household.

Where can I purchase cannabis?
From government-run liquor stores and online sales. Following legalization, the NWT government is considering the prospect of offering sales opportunities to the private sector.


Can I smoke/vape outside?
Public consumption is limited; cannabis is prohibited in places frequented by children (schools and hospitals) and in locations where smoking or vaping tobacco is also prohibited.
 
 

NOVA SCOTIA

Who manages cannabis sales?
The Nova Scotia Liquor Commission.

What is the minimum age requirement for purchase, possession and consumption?  
Minimum age is set to 19.

Can I grow my own?
Adults can grow up to four plants per household.

Where can I purchase cannabis?
Cannabis is sold alongside alcohol at 9 designated government-run, Nova Scotia Liquor Corporation retail locations and through an online platform."

Can I smoke/vape outside?
Public consumption of cannabis is restricted due to the guidelines of the Province’s Smoke-Free Places Act. It is prohibited wherever tobacco is restricted. You can be fined up to $2,000 for a violation.

 

  

NUNAVUT

Who manages cannabis sales? 
The Nunavut Liquor and Cannabis Commission.

What is the minimum age requirement for purchase, possession and consumption?  
Minimum age is set to 19.

Can I grow my own?
Adults can grow up to four plants per household.

Where can I purchase cannabis?
Through the Tweed online platform and through telephone sales. Following legalization, the Government is considering introducing public and privately-run retail locations.

Can I smoke/vape outside?
Public consumption is limited; consumption is prohibited in areas frequented by children; in the workplace or public places where smoking tobacco is prohibited.

  

ONTARIO

Who manages cannabis sales?
The governing body is a subsidiary of the Liquor Control Board of Ontario called the Ontario Cannabis Store (OCS)

What is the minimum age requirement for purchase, possession and consumption?  
Minimum age is set to 19.

Can I grow my own?
Adults can grow up to four plants per household.

Where can I purchase cannabis?
Through the Ontario Cannabis Store online platform. Private retail operations will open by Spring 2019.

Can I smoke/vape outside?
Smoking/vaping is permitted in most public spaces (sidewalks, parks). 

  

PRINCE EDWARD ISLAND

Who manages cannabis sales?
The PEI Cannabis Management Corporation.

What is the minimum age requirement for purchase, possession and consumption?  
Minimum age is set to 19.

Can I grow my own?
Adults can grow up to four plants per household, but they must be out of sight of children and minors.

Where can I purchase cannabis?
Cannabis is sold at four government-run stores and through an online platform.

Can I smoke outside?
Public consumption is prohibited.

 


QUEBEC

Who manages cannabis sales?
The Societe Quebecoise du Cannabis.

What is the minimum age requirement for purchase, possession and consumption?  
Minimum age is set to 18.

Can I grow my own?
Personal cultivation is prohibited.

Where can I purchase cannabis?
From government-run retail locations and online sales.

Can I smoke outside?
Public use of cannabis is limited; adults are not permitted to smoke in areas frequented by children or where smoking tobacco is prohibited.

 

SASKATCHEWAN

Who manages cannabis sales?
The Saskatchewan Liquor and Gaming Authority (SLGA).

What is the minimum age requirement for purchase, possession and consumption?  
Minimum age is set to 19.

Can I grow my own?

Adults can grow up to four plants per household


Where can I purchase cannabis?
From private retail businesses that are also allowed to offer online platforms.

Can I smoke outside?
Public consumption is prohibited.

 

YUKON

Who manages cannabis sales?
The Yukon Liquor Corporation.

What is the minimum age requirement for purchase, possession and consumption?  
Minimum age is set to 19.

Can I grow my own?
Adults can grow up to four plants per household; plants must be kept out of public sight.

Where can I purchase cannabis?
From at least one government-owned and operated a location in Whitehorse and through the Cannabis Yukon online platform. In six months, private licensed businesses will also have the opportunity to open storefronts.

Can I smoke outside?                                                                     
Public consumption is prohibited.
 

 

 

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Article by Lucia Stephen and Maggie Buxton-Simpson
Graphic by Andrew Cooper