Cannabis

Cannabis will be legal across Canada by July 2018, and it’s now time for B.C. to decide what our regulatory framework will look like.

Visit us regularly for updates on B.C.’s approach to cannabis laws and regulations, and to find further information on the status of the legalization of non-medical cannabis in Canada.

December 5, 2017

The Province has announced the minimum age to possess, purchase and consume non-medical cannabis will be set at 19, and the wholesale distribution model will be government-run by the Liquor Distribution Branch. The Province also anticipates establishing a retail model that includes both public and private retail opportunities. Further details will be released in early 2018.

November 22, 2017

Health Canada has launched a public consultation on on the proposed federal regulatory approach for Bill C-45 (the Cannabis Act). The public consultation seeks input on a range of topics, including: licensing; security requirements for producers and their facilities; product standards, labelling and packaging; access to cannabis for medical purposes; and health products containing cannabis. Health Canada is accepting written submissions or input provided online until January 20, 2018.