canada cannabis growing laws

Canada cannabis growing laws

You are able to have a maximum of 30 grams (about one ounce) of dried cannabis (or equivalent) in public at any time.

Learn about the Youth Cannabis Diversion Program, an online education and prevention program for youth between the ages of 12 and 18. Youth who come into conflict with the law for certain provincial cannabis-related offences can be referred to this program by law enforcement, prosecutors and courts.

Hospitals, hospices, care homes and other facilities

You cannot smoke or vape cannabis:

You cannot consume cannabis (smoking, vaping and eating) in a vehicle or boat that is being driven or will be driven.

Cannabis - private residence iconWhere you can use it

Products are prohibited from:

Check with your housing agreements and bylaws for information on safe and legal cannabis home growing.

Cannabis laws are different in each province and territory in Canada. Differences include legal age, locations where cannabis can be sold and consumed, and possession limits.

How can I store my cannabis?

When travelling in Canada, it is your responsibility to understand and follow local laws. Check out provincial and territorial websites for more details:

Home Growing

Canada cannabis growing laws

The Court of Appeal recently declared that the lower court decision was incorrect. The court declared that the province had the power to ban Quebecers from possessing and growing any cannabis plants.

So, growing cannabis for personal purposes has gone back to being illegal in Quebec.

A citizen decided to contest the ban against possessing a cannabis plant and growing cannabis for personal purposes. He argued that the province did not have the power to ban Quebecers from possessing a cannabis plant and growing cannabis for personal purposes because the federal government allowed growing up to 4 plants.

However, the story doesn’t end there. The Quebec government appealed that decision to the Quebec Court of Appeal.

3 rd step: The Court of Appeal renders its decision

In June of 2019, the Quebec Superior Court agreed, and declared that Quebecers could possess and grow cannabis plants for personal use. This meant that it became legal in Quebec.

Over the last 4 years, growing cannabis in Quebec from one’s home has gone from being illegal, to being legal, to finally become illegal again recently. The story may not even be over.

However, each province would be free to make their own rules surrounding cannabis. For its part, Quebec decided that it would make it illegal to posses a cannabis plant and grow any cannabis for personal purposes. However, that doesn’t mean that it’s criminal. Breaking the law by growing cannabis could land you a fine, like a speeding ticket.

2 nd step: Challenge

Canada first legalized cannabis in 2018. With the legalization of cannabis, the federal government set some minimum national standards. For example, Canadians would be allowed to grow a maximum of 4 cannabis plants per person.

The Quebec Court of Appeal decision may not be the final word on the matter. The citizen may try to appeal the decision to the Supreme Court. In that case, the Supreme Court will decide whether growing cannabis for personal purposes is legal in Quebec.