The Rules

Can I buy cannabis edibles, cannabis extracts and cannabis topicals?

Cannabis edibles, extracts and topicals are not currently legal for sale in Canada. The Federal government plans to legalize these cannabis products by October 17, 2019.

How much cannabis can I purchase at one time?

Adults 19+ can purchase and carry up to 30 grams of dried non-medical cannabis at a time. It’s easy to know how much 1g of dried flower is, but when it comes to all other forms things can get a bit tricky. Here is a table to show the equivalent of 1g of cannabis in other forms:

Form of Cannabis Quantity = to 1g of Dried Cannabis
Dried cannabis 1 g
Fresh cannabis 5 g
Solids containing cannabis 15 g
Non-solids containing canabis (e.g. oils) 70 g
Cannabis solid concentrates 0.25 g
Cannabis non-solid concentrates 0.25 g
Cannabis plant seeds 1 seed

How much cannabis can I keep in my home?

According to the law, all adults cannot possess any more than 1,000 grams of dried non-medical cannabis for every house. So that means the 1,000 grams is per house NOT per roommate.

Now that it is legal, can I smoke cannabis anywhere?

Each municipality in BC sets their own regulations for cannabis consumption. In Kelowna, if you are over 19 years old you can smoke or vape cannabis in public spaces where tobacco smoking and vaping are allowed. But remember, second-hand smoke can be harmful and irritating to people, especially children, so it’s always nice to be respectful. West Kelowna has confined

We at Cheeba Cheebas ask that you not smoke directly outside of our buildings, as we want to keep all of our n neighbors happy.

You cannot smoke Cannabis in the following places:

  • Playgrounds, sports fields, skate parks, swimming pools and spray pools, or any decks or seating areas associated these places
  • Public buildings, workplaces, or common areas of apartments, condos, or dormitories, and within six meters of air intakes, windows, and doorways attached to these places
  • Within six meters of bus stops, transit shelters, train stations, ferry docks and similar places
  • Regional and municipal parks, except for designated campsites
  • Provincial parks, except for areas identified or designated
  • Public patios
  • Health board properties, except in designated smoking areas

Can I smoke cannabis in my car?

It is illegal for both driver and any passengers to consume cannabis in a vehicle, whether the vehicle is parked or moving.

Exceptions: Cannabis can be used in motorhomes, motor vehicles, campers, or trailers when being used as a private residence and parked off a public road.

FYI: B.C. has increased training for law enforcement and has toughened provincial regulations by amending the Motor Vehicle Act to give police more tools to remove drug-impaired drivers from the road and deter drug-affected driving, including:

  • A new 90-day Administrative Driving Prohibition (ADP) for any driver whom police reasonably believe operated a motor vehicle while affected by a drug or by a combination of a drug and alcohol, based on analysis of a bodily substance or an evaluation by a specially trained police drug recognition expert (DRE); and,
  • New drivers in the Graduated Licensing Program (GLP) will be subject to a zero-tolerance restriction for the presence of THC (the psychoactive ingredient in cannabis).

How do I safely drive home with my cannabis?

The government states: Cannabis can be transported in a vehicle as long as it’s in its original, unopened packaging, or is inaccessible to the driver and occupants (The example they give is to put it in the trunk for the ride home).

Can I smoke cannabis on my boat?

You are allowed to use non-medical cannabis on a boat that is moored or anchored AND if it has sleeping accommodations, a kitchen and a toilet. Non-medical cannabis use is allowed in a private cabin on a commercially operated boat if the operator allows it.

Can I travel internationally with Cannabis?

It’s illegal to transport cannabis across the Canadian border. It doesn’t matter whether you’re leaving or entering Canada, or what the laws of your destination are. Bottom line: don’t cross the border with cannabis.

Can I take Cannabis on an airplane if I’m traveling in Canada?

Yes, you can fly with Cannabis within the country of Canada. Each Province and Territory has it’s own Cannabis regulations; for example, legal age, where you can consume and buy cannabis may vary. Make sure to learn the laws before you travel. Check out the provincial and territorial websites for more details at https://cannabis.gov.bc.ca/