How Old Do You Have to Be to Consume Recreational Weed?
Only adults above 18 years of age will be allowed to use marijuana. However, the age limit is not the same across the country and varies from one state to the other. For example, it is 18 on Alberta and Quebec but 19 in the rest of the territories. A person is only allowed to be in possession of 30 grams of legal marijuana and can share legal marijuana of a similar quantity with other users of legal age. If one household intends to grow marijuana for personal, they ought to plant a maximum of 4 licensed seeds or seedlings.
As of now, there are not many retail stores selling the product but many regulated stores are definitely going to come up.
For those who wish to travel with marijuana across Canadian borders, they will find themselves on the wrong side of the law. It is illegal to be in possession of marijuana regardless of whether you are coming into or going out of Canada.
It is also good news for those currently serving convictions as a result of being in possession of not more than 30 grams of marijuana. Soon, the authorities will start implementing plans to pardon them.
Canada now joins Uruguay which legalized recreational use of marijuana in December 2013. 9 states in the US have also legalized recreational marijuana with medical marijuana being legalized in 30 states.