In Canada, there will be a minimum age of 18 to buy cannabis. This means that anyone who is under the age of 18 will not be able to purchase marijuana or any cannabis products. As in the U.S., Canadian provinces and territories can change this age if they want to do so. However, it’s important to note that this rule only applies when buying dried or fresh cannabis — not edibles or other types of cannabis products like oils or capsules.
In Canada, you will have to be at least 18 years old to legally buy cannabis — depending on the province or territory you live in
If you are over the age of 18, you will be allowed to purchase dried and fresh cannabis from retailers in Canada. The amount that an individual can purchase is also dependent on the province or territory they live in — some provinces have set a maximum limit of 30 grams per transaction while others have not.
There are also some provincial restrictions on how much dried flower you can buy at one time; for example, Quebec only allows 15 grams per transaction while Alberta allows up to 30 grams. However, all provinces allow home cultivation of four plants per household so there’s no need to worry about running out!
If purchasing bud online isn’t your thing (or if it’s just too difficult) then check out our guide on how to grow your own weed at home!
The provinces and territories have the freedom to change the minimum age, though no one can purchase marijuana who is under the age of 18
The age limit is 18, but the provinces and territories have their own rules. For example, in Ontario, you must be 19 to purchase marijuana. However, in Alberta you would have to be 18 or older.
In any case, no one under the age of 18 can legally buy any amount of cannabis in Canada—even if they’re just sharing it with an adult who is purchasing it on their behalf.
People will be able to buy four plants per household as well as dried or fresh cannabis
- The legal age for purchasing cannabis will be 18.
- You can grow up to four plants per household, but that number is subject to change once the government finalizes its laws around home cultivation.
- You can buy dried or fresh cannabis from authorized retailers, though the dried flower is currently the only product on offer in most provinces and territories.
You need to be 18 or older depending on where you live in Canada
In Canada, you need to be 18 or older depending on where you live. You can grow your own plants at home and buy dried or fresh cannabis (but not seeds). In each province, there is a different legal limit on how much you can carry with you when traveling within the country:
- Alberta: 30 grams
- British Columbia: 1 gram
- Manitoba: 30 grams but no more than 5 grams of dried cannabis in public
- New Brunswick: 150 grams but no more than 30 grams at home in a private place
- Newfoundland & Labrador: 30 grams but no more than 5 grams of dried cannabis in public
- Nova Scotia: 30 grams but no more than 5 grams of dried cannabis in public
- Ontario: 30 grams but no more than 5g of dried cannabis in public * Prince Edward Island*: 40 g max * Quebec*: 150g max * Saskatchewan*: 50 g max (unless it’s sold by its owner)
We hope this article has helped you to better understand the legal age of cannabis in Canada. As we said before, provinces and territories have the freedom to change their own minimum age laws. If you’re looking for more information on how the legalization process will affect your province or territory, check out our guides on each province’s rules and regulations.