Cannabis Laws Across Canada Overview

Cannabis Laws For Canada Federal Outline

The Cannabis Act creates a strict legal framework for controlling the production, distribution, sale and possession of cannabis across Canada. The Act aims to accomplish 3 goals:

  • keep cannabis out of the hands of youth
  • keep profits out of the pockets of criminals
  • protect public health and safety by allowing adults access to legal cannabis

Cannabis Law Resources By Province

British Columbia Cannabis legislative framework

With public health and safety top of mind, the Province has now passed legislation to provide for legal, controlled access to non-medical cannabis in British Columbia. The legislation and the consequential legislative amendments will ensure a regulatory framework is in place in time for federal legalization of non-medical cannabis.

Cannabis legalization in Alberta

Saskatchewan Cannabis Law

Saskatchewan’s Cannabis Framework reflects how the Government of Saskatchewan plans to regulate cannabis, incorporating feedback from experts, stakeholders, and Saskatchewan residents.

Manitoba Cannabis Laws

Cannabis Laws In Ontario

Ontario now has laws in place (after extensive public and stakeholder engagement) about how, where and who can buy and possess cannabis in the province. The government is also moving forward with a tightly regulated private retail model for cannabis that would launch by April 1, 2019.

Cannabis Laws For Quebec

Québec’s approach to Cannabis involves significant risks for public health and safety, therefore the Government of Québec must stringently regulate the substance in response to the federal government’s intent to legalize its production and sale.

Nova Scotia Cannabis Laws

Cannabis laws are different in each province and territory in Canada. Here’s what you need to know about what is and isn’t legal in Nova Scotia.

Cannabis Laws New Brunswick

We are prioritizing public health education and awareness while taking advantage of the economic opportunity this new industry presents.

Newfoundland Labrador Cannabis Laws

Newfoundland and Labrador residents can learn more about … when cannabis will become legal for recreational use across Canada.

Cannabis Laws Prince Edward Island

The Government of Prince Edward Island has an obligation and an opportunity to actively shape the implementation of the federal decision to legalize cannabis in a way that balances the challenges presented by legalization as well as Islanders’ interests, circumstances, and values. To do this, the provincial government is assessing the implications of legalization, exploring regional opportunities, gathering research, and listening to Islanders’ views.

Northwest Territories Cannabis Laws

Nunavut Cannabis Laws

Nunavut’s territorial cannabis legislation consists of the Cannabis Act and the Cannabis Statutes Amendments Act.  Both were passed on June 13, 2018

Yukon Cannabis Laws

Legalized cannabis in the Yukon while considering the values and priorities of Yukoners and. Yukon communities. Our new Act will provide for legal, controlled access.