10 Things That Are Still Illegal In Canada Despite The Legalisation Of Cannabis

In case you missed it, Canada became the first country in the world to legalise and regulate the sale and use of cannabis to adults.

While it may seem like a huge success for cannabis-loving Canadians, it comes with a few caveats.

As reported by CTVnews.ca, here are 10 things that are still illegal in Canada despite the legalisation of cannabis:

1. Buying edibles

Canadians are allowed to make and eat cannabis edibles, but they can’t buy them. There are plans for edible sales to be regulated within the year, however.

2. Selling without a license

While growing at home is allowed in most Canadian provinces, selling any weed without a licence to do so can face “steep fines and possible jail time.”

3. Supplying a minor

Cannabis is legal in Canada for adult use. Therefore, adult Canadians are not allowed to give or sell cannabis to anyone under the age of 18.

4. Smoking in public

Some provinces do allow cannabis to be consumed in any public area where tobacco is permitted, but not all.

5. Possessing more than 30 grams in public

Canadians face up to five years behind bars if they carry more than 30 grams of cannabis in public.

6.Driving while high

Roadside cannabis testing has already found many Canadians to have more than the legal limit of 2 nanograms of THC per millilitre of blood. They’ll face fines and possible jail time.

7. Possessing “illicit” weed

Canadians are not permitted to possess cannabis that has been sold, produced or distributed by someone who was not allowed to do so.

8. Flying internationally with cannabis

They can take up to 30 grams on domestic flights, but on international flights – even to somewhere with legal weed – Canadians cannot take any. They can’t bring any in from outside the country, either.

9. Sending weed in the post

While Canadians can gift up to 30 grams to each other, they can’t send that gift in the post.

10. Having a flowering cannabis plant in public

Most Canadians can now grow weed at home, but they are not allowed to possess a flowering pant in public. It can be punished with up to five years in prison.

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About Jack Woodhouse

A passionate cannabis proponent, Jack has been immersed in cannabis culture for over a decade. He launched High & Polite in 2017 and has since reached millions of people. He is the author of Overcoming Weed Dependence: The Truth About Addiction And The Secret To A Healthy Relationship With Cannabis

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