Thanks to the legalization of weed, Canada’s now one of a handful of countries where you don’t have to hide your recreational use of marijuana.
To buy weed in Canada, all you need is to be over the age of 18 (most counties raised their age limit to 19, while Quebec’s hoping to push theirs up to 21 years), walk into a few of the retail storefronts, or shop for weed online in Canada, and get yours.
Due to concerns about excessive use now that it’s legal, Federal law allows adults to possess up to 30 grams of dried weed (this limit can vary depending on where you live), or about 60 rolls of joint if you know what you’re doing. Note that despite the concern for excessive use, data obtained since the legalization of weed in October 2018 shows that weed usage hasn’t changed all that much, only the avenue through which people buy marijuana.
Note that while smoking weed is legal, there are a few details you’ll need to checkout, like whether your county has impaired driving laws that subject you to roadside drug test. Sharing the weed you buy with a minor is still a crime.
Plus travel laws, especially when you’re leaving the country, are very stringent. In fact it’s adviced that you pay for your weed with cash only, so you don’t leave track records of your use on credit cards. Some borders, like that of our neighbor to the south, can be ruthless in their admittance of past drug users, and have in fact being known to turn back people at the border.
Once you buy weed, you won’t be allowed to smoke it in public areas, except those cleared for tobacco. Some counties even specify that you smoke 20 to 60 feet away from the closest public space.
Cost and Where to Buy Weed in Canada
Prices are also regulated, but go from 9.24 to 14.95 CAD per gram of weed, or 6.64 CAD per roll. It’s easier to buy weed online, but that’s changing very soon with more public storefronts opening. Checkout the closest stores to you.