People 19 years old in B.C., and 18 in Alberta, or older will be allowed to have up to 30 grams of non-medical cannabis on your person, which aligns with the government’s proposed possession limit. People under age will not be able to possess any amount of cannabis.
When driving, cannabis will need to be in a sealed package or inaccessible to the vehicle’s occupants, basically treat it as you would alcohol.
Smoking will generally be allowed in most public areas where tobacco smoking and vaping are permitted. Consuming non-medical/recreational marijuana will be banned in areas frequented by persons under age, including but not limited to community beaches, parks and playgrounds.
Regulations will be brought in to give police more tools to remove impaired drivers from the road, including a 90-day administrative driving prohibition (ADP) . There will be zero-tolerance for the presence of THC in “N” drivers enrolled in the Graduated Licensing Program (GLP), like the zero-tolerance policy with alcohol.
B.C. will allow adults to grow up to four cannabis plants per residence, However the plants can not be visible from public spaces off the property. Home cultivation of non-medical cannabis will be banned in dwellings used as daycares. Landlords and strata councils will be permitted to restrict or prohibit home growing.
The federal government is on trek for legalization for the end of summer (mid to late September).