There are strict laws and regulations around the legalization of non-medical cannabis. Before you buy, use, or grow your own non-medical cannabis, learn more about what’s legal and what’s not. Information below has been summarized for your convenience from getcannabisclarity.ca.
Legal Age: You must be 19 years or older to buy, ue, possess, or grow non-medical cannabis in BC.
Buying: To protect your health, keep young people safe and help prevent crime in your community, non-medical cannabis will be sold exclusively at government-run stores, licensed private retailers, and the BC government’s online store.
Possession: Adults 19+ can carry up to 30 grams of dried non-medical cannabis, or its equivalent, in a public place.
Public use: The City of Kamloops is currently developing a bylaw to regulate the consumption of cannabis in public space. As per current provincial guidelines, adults 19+ can generally smoke or vape cannabis in public spaces where tobacco smoking and vaping are allowed. But remember, second-hand smoke can be harmful and irritating to people, especially children, so be mindful when smoking in public spaces.
- Playgrounds, sports fields, skate parks, swimming pools and spray pools, or any decks or seating areas associated these places
- Public buildings, workplaces, or common areas of apartments, condos, or dormitories, and within six metres of air intakes, windows, and doorways attached to these places
- Within six metres of bus stops, transit shelters, train stations, ferry docks and similar places
- Regional and municipal parks, except for designated campsites
- Provincial parks, except for areas identified or designated
- Public patios
- Health board properties, except in designated smoking areas
- Smoking and vaping cannabis are not allowed in the following public places: