A State-by-State Guide to CBD laws in Canada

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Canadian CBD Laws – Everything You Need To Know

Since October last year, you no more need a medical prescription to buy CBD in Canada. Making all types of CBD legal Canada has entered into a new phase of cannabis legalization that is going to witness a spectacular expansion of the cannabinoid market in the coming years. We are already seeing hundreds of licensed CBD stores cropping up throughout the 13 provinces and territories of the country. Now, you can easily buy a variety of CBD oils, tinctures, topicals, sprays, concentrates, edibles like gummies or snacks and various CBD infused drinks at your local store or order them online. The only document that you need to produce at the time of purchase is legal age proof, nothing else.

Although the Cannabis Regulations 2.0 has made the recreational use of CBD legal Canada still allows its provincial governments to regulate the retail sales, distribution and use of CBD products under their own jurisdictions. The retail laws, possession and consumption limitsas well as the legal age of CBD use, therefore, vary from province to province. If you don’t want to get involved with the law agencies for illicit consumption of CBD, you need to know the specific provincial regulations very well. Don’t worry, this post will give you a state-by-state guide to the CBD Laws Canada.

2020 CBD Laws by State

There are different federal and state regulations that make CBD legal Canada. The federal government is mainly responsible for regulating and giving licenses to the producers. It also sets some general guidelines about the packaging and promotion of all cannabis products including CBD. The state governments in the provinces and the territories, on the other hand, are free to formulate their own policies and rules to regulate the retail sales, distribution as well as the use of CBD under the guidance of the federal acts.

  • Alberta

Legal age of CBD consumption:  18

Public consumption of CBD: It is allowed only in the areas where tobacco can be smoked. You cannot consume CBD publicly in the areas visited by kids or in other places where it is prohibited.

Are there licensed private retailers which sell CBD? Yes. All private retailers are required must get their licenses and products from the Alberta Gaming, Liquor and Cannabis Commission (AGLC). Children are banned from the CBD stores, even when their parents are around.

Online sale of CBD Alberta: Only government-controlled online sale of CBD products.

  • British Columbia

Legal age of CBD consumption: 19

Public consumption of CBD” Like Alberta, you can use CBD products publicly only in those areas where tobacco can be smoked. Using CBD products in schools, public buildings, health board properties, playgrounds, parks or any areas frequented by kids is strictly prohibited.

Are there licensed private retailers which sell CBD?  Yes.

Online sale of CBD British Columbia: Only government-operated online sale of CBD is available in the province.

  • Manitoba

Legal age of CBD consumption: 19

Public consumption of CBD: The provincial cannabis laws of Manitoba do not allow public consumption of any cannabis products, including CBD, in the state. You can only consume your choice of CBD products inside home.

Are there licensed private retailers which sell CBD? Yes.

Online sale of CBD: There are many reputed privately-operated online dispensaries that provide mail-order CBD services in the province.
Manitoba laws do not permit the sale of CBD products to people impaired by alcohol or any other substance use.

  • New Brunswick

Legal age of CBD consumption: 19

Public consumption of CBD: Consumption of CBD or any other cannabis product in public is strictly prohibited in this province.

Are there licensed private retailers which sell CBD? You can only buy CBD products from the government-operated stores or public retailers licensed by the provincial government.

Online sale of CBD New Brunswick: You can order CBD products only from the online dispensaries managed by the government.

  • Newfoundland and Labrador

Legal age of CBD consumption: 19

Public consumption of CBD: No public consumption is allowed, you can use CBD or other cannabis products only in private residences.

Are there licensed private retailers which sell CBD? There are many private CBD retailers who are licensed by the Newfoundland and Labrador Liquor Corporation (NLC).

Online sale of CBD Newfoundland and Labrador: Only government-operated online sale of CBD is permitted.

  • Northwest Territories

Legal age of CBD consumption: 19

Public consumption of CBD: You can also consume CBD anywhere in the public places including roads, trails highways, and parks, provided that they are not being used for any public function.

Are there licensed private retailers which sell CBD? Yes. Almost all liquor stores also sell weed.

Online sale of CBD Northwest Territories: Only government-operated websites sell CBD products in the province.

  • Nova Scotia

Legal age of CBD consumption: 19

Public consumption of CBD: Not only have the state laws made CBD legal Canada province of Nova Scotia also allows the public consumption of cannabidiol anywhere in the province.

Are there licensed private retailers which sell CBD? You can only buy legal CBD products from the government-run stores.

Online sale of CBD Nova Scotia: Online sale is managed by the government-run Nova Scotia Liquor Corporation.

  • Nunavut

Legal age of CBD consumption: 19

Public consumption of CBD: Public consumption of CBD is not allowed in this Canadian territory.

Are there licensed private retailers which sell CBD? Yes.

Online sale of CBD Nunavut: Only government-operated online dispensaries are allowed.

  • Ontario

Legal age of CBD consumption: 19

Public consumption of CBD: No public consumption of CBD or any other cannabis product is permitted.

Are there licensed private retailers which sell CBD? Yes.

Online sale of CBD Ontario: Only government-operated sale is available in this province.

  • Prince Edward Island

Legal age of cannabis consumption: 19

Public consumption of CBD: Barring some exceptions, public consumption of CBD is illegal.

Are there licensed private retailers which sell CBD? No, you have to buy it from the government-run stores only.

Online sale of CBD: Only government-operated online dispensaries are allowed to sell CBD.

  • Quebec

Legal age of CBD consumption: As of January 2020, the legal age for using CBD or any other cannabis product is 21.

Public consumption of CBD: You are free to use CBD products in public places.

Are there licensed private retailers which sell CBD? Only licensed public retailers and government operated stores are allowed to sell CBD in this province.

Online sale of CBD Quebec: Online sale of CBD in this province is government managed.

  • Saskatchewan

Legal age of CBD consumption: 19

Public consumption of CBD: Public use of CBD or other cannabis products is banned. Consumption of CBD or any other type of cannabis in front of the minors is also prohibited by the state laws.

Are there licensed private retailers which sell CBD? Yes.

Online sale of CBD Saskatchewan: There are many privately-owned websites that sell CBD. Both the brick-and-mortar CBD stores as well as online dispensaries need to get licenses from the Saskatchewan Liquor and Gaming Authority.

  • Yukon

Legal age of CBDconsumption: 19

Public consumption of CBD: The Canadian territory of Yukon does not allow public consumption of CBD.

Are there licensed private retailers which sell CBD? No, there are only government-operated stores.

Online sale of CBD: Again, only government-operated online dispensaries can sell CBD.

Under the federal cannabis act of Canada, the state governments and territories are always free to amend their own CBD retail and consumption laws. It is therefore wise to check the local regulations before you buy and use various CBD products in Canada.

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