Employees and workers:
You cannot smoke or vape cannabis:
Cannabis edibles are legal in Canada as of October 17, 2019.
Products are prohibited from:
You cannot smoke or vape cannabis in:
See additional rules related to cannabis use in the workplace, including for commercial driving, where you can use recreational cannabis and using medical cannabis in the workplace.
Extracts (also known as concentrates) that are inhaled or ingested, and topicals (cannabis-infused products for skin, hair and nails) can have up to 1,000 milligrams of THC per package.
Where you can smoke and vape cannabis
Employers (and supervisors):
Medical cannabis is subject to different rules than recreational cannabis. The production and sale of medical cannabis is regulated exclusively by the federal government.
It became lawful on October 17, 2019 for legal forms of edible cannabis, cannabis extracts and cannabis topicals to be produced and sold. It will take time before new products become available. You should only expect a limited selection of new products to appear gradually, in physical or online stores, beginning no earlier than mid-December 2019.
It’s your responsibility to learn the laws of the province or territory you are going to, before you travel. If you use cannabis, follow the laws in the jurisdiction where you are.
We have compiled a list of cannabis-related resources for use by Indigenous groups to lead public discussions in their communities.
Drug-impaired driving is illegal. Do not drive high.
On October 17, 2018, the Cannabis Act came into force.
Law enforcement is trained to detect drug-impaired driving.
Legal cannabis products are only sold through retailers authorized by your provincial or territorial government.
Municipalities may also pass bylaws to regulate the use of cannabis locally.
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.
What are the limitations on transporting cannabis?
When travelling in Canada, it is your responsibility to understand and follow local laws. Check out provincial and territorial websites for more details: