Cannabis Seizures

Under the Cannabis Control and Licensing Act, peace officers, Community Safety Unit officers, and the Liquor and Cannabis Regulation Branch (LCRB) may seize cannabis possessed unlawfully under the Act.

If your cannabis was seized and you hold a provincial licence to sell non-medical cannabis

The LCRB has jurisdiction over licensees. If you are a licensee and want to apply for the return of your seized cannabis, you can find more information from Liquor Cannabis Regulations Branch.

If your cannabis was seized and you do not hold a provincial licence to sell non-medical cannabis

You have 30 days from the time your cannabis was seized to apply in writing to the Director of the Community Safety Unit (CSU) to have it returned or to be compensated if the cannabis has been destroyed. This can be done by using the Application for the Return of Seized Cannabis. Your claim must demonstrate to the satisfaction of the Director of the CSU that you were legally entitled to possess the cannabis at the time of the seizure.

For more information about applying for the return of seized cannabis, contact us.