Canada takes the credit for being one of the few countries that have legalized both the recreational and medical use of cannabis. This movement has allowed many people to start an online dispensary in Canada as a full time business. This has been a great relief for patients who rely on marijuana as an alternative medicine to get relief from chronic pain and other diseases, and now they can purchase their weed online in privacy.
The legalization also helped the cannabis trade that had for ages stayed dominated by the black market come out clean and be accepted by more people in the country. However, this does not mean that the distribution, growth and consumption is free of any sort of legalities. There are still some legal rules and norms that surround them to ensure that they are not misused.
If you are associated with the weed market in any way, whether you are an owner of a dispensary in Canada, a consumer, or a cultivator, it’s important for you to be aware of the legalities. In this article, we will talk about some of the most important things you need to know before starting a new dispensary, turning into a cannabis farmer, or order a product from an online cannabis store in Canada.
The Legalities Of Weed In Canada
Cannabis (or weed) became legalized throughout the country on October 27, 2018. This opened door for the legal trade, distribution and consumption of weed in the online dispensary and stores across Canada. However, this permission came governed by the Cannabis Act and there are some strict regulations and guidelines regarding the use of weed, who can use and how much. Any infringement of the law can call for strict punishments. To start with, let’s take a look at the basics of the cannabis law:
- Any individual should be at least 18 years of age or more in order to legally possess weed.
- A person is not allowed to have more than 30 grams of legal cannabis (dried, non-dried, or equivalent) in public.
- You are allowed only to share maximum of 30 grams of legal cannabis, only with adults of 18 years and above
- You should only get cannabis from an authorized and registered providence-sanctioned dealer and online dispensary.
All in all, the Cannabis Act was openly accepted by the public in Canada. However, it was still highly regulated and enforced because weed was considered as an illegal substance for a long time in the past. Despite this, the sales grew and more Canadian online dispensaries set up to meet the ever rising demand for weed. According to the reports, in 2019 alone, the country recorded massive sales of dried cannabis with nearly 5,390,545 packaged units sold.
Law and Regulations On Edibles
Although the Act for weed came in 2018, people had to wait for another year for the law regarding edibles to be passed and it was finally accomplished on October 17, 2019. The law made a few important amendments to the Cannabis Act by adding to two specific goals. The first one was to completely abolish and replace the illegal black market, and the second was to ensure the profits do not go to the hands of criminals.
Even today, the weed edibles continue to be highly regulated in Canada to ensure good health and safety for all. There is a reason why it took the government longer to make edibles legalized. It is potentially more dangerous than use of weed. While effect of eating edibles take time to kick in, the results you get from it can last much longer.…Comments closed