Legal & Limits
Cannabis General Info
What is the legal age to purchase and use cannabis?
In Ontario, the legal minimum age to purchase and use cannabis is 19. It is illegal to purchase cannabis for anyone under the age of 19.
I am visiting from out of the country, can I purchase cannabis products at your store?
Absolutely, with valid Identification which proves you are over 19 years old.
How much cannabis can I purchase in one transaction?
You may purchase up to 30 grams of dried cannabis or the equivalent in oils, capsules, seeds, edibles, beverages or concentrates.
What is the equivalency for products other than dried cannabis?
The 30 gram possession limit in the Cannabis Act is based on dried cannabis flower. Equivalents were developed for other cannabis products to identify what their possession limit would be. One (1) gram of dried cannabis flower is equal to:
- 5 grams of fresh cannabis
- 15 grams of edible product
- 70 grams of liquid product
- 0.25 grams of concentrates (solid or liquid)
- 1 cannabis seed
How much can individuals possess?
According to the Federal Cannabis Act, an individual may possess, in a public place, cannabis of one or more classes (dried flower, pre-rolls, oils, capsules, seeds) equivalent to 30 grams of dried cannabis flower. There is a possession limit of 1000 grams or equivalent in a private place.
Where can I legally use cannabis?
Cannabis may be used in private. It can be smoked or vaped in public in the same places where tobacco can be smoked or vaped, except in places where children commonly gather. Check your local smoking bylaws to be sure.
What ID do I need to show when purchasing cannabis?
You must show two pieces of ID, one of which must be issued by a government agency and include your name, birth date, and picture. The second must include an imprint of your name, signature and/or picture.
Can I travel with cannabis I buy at the Creekside Greens Store?
It’s illegal to transport cannabis across the Canadian border. Cannabis laws are different between provinces and territories. This includes legal age, where you can smoke, use, and buy cannabis. Make sure to learn the laws before you travel.
I am a licensed medical cannabis user. Can I buy my cannabis at the Creekside Greens Store?
Yes, however it will not carry with it the exemptions from rules around possession, use, etc. that cannabis purchased from a licensed producer under a medical authorization would.
Why did the Canadian federal government legalize cannabis?
The federal government has legalized cannabis in order to strictly regulate and restrict access to cannabis in Canada. The Cannabis Act implements a new comprehensive public health approach that will be more effective in protecting youth and keeping profits out of the pockets of criminals and organized crime.
Can I bring my underage child into BC Cannabis Stores?
No, unlike Liquor Stores, you may not bring anyone under the age of 19 into provincially licensed cannabis stores.No, unlike Liquor Stores, you may not bring anyone under the age of 19 into provincially licensed cannabis stores.
What are the penalties for sharing cannabis with young people?
The Cannabis Act created two new criminal offences, with maximum penalties of 14 years in jail for giving or selling cannabis to youth or using youth to commit a cannabis-related offence.