FAQ

What is the legal age to purchase and use cannabis?
In British Columbia, the legal minimum age to purchase and use cannabis is 19. It is illegal to purchase cannabis for anyone under the age of 19.     

How much cannabis can I order in one transaction?
You may purchase up to 30 grams of dried cannabis or the equivalent in extracts, seeds, edibles, or topicals.

What is the equivalency for products other than dried cannabis?
The 30 gram possession limit in the Cannabis Act is based on dried cannabis. Equivalents were developed for other cannabis products to identify what their possession limit would be. One (1) gram of dried cannabis is equal to:

  • 5 grams of fresh cannabis
  • 15 grams of edible product
  • 70 grams of liquid product
  • 0.25 grams of concentrates (solid or liquid)
  • 1 cannabis plant seed

How much can individuals possess?
According to the federal Cannabis Act, an individual may possess, in a public place, cannabis of one or more classes (dried flower, pre-rolls, extracts, seeds, edibles, or topicals) equivalent to 30 grams of dried cannabis. There is a possession limit of 1000 grams or equivalent in a private place.

Where can I legally use cannabis?
Cannabis may be used in private. It can be smoked or vaped in public in the same places where tobacco can be smoked or vaped, except in places where children commonly gather. Check your local smoking bylaws to be sure. 

What ID do I need to show when purchasing cannabis?
You must show two pieces of ID, one of which must be issued by a government agency and include your name, birth date, and picture. The second must include an imprint of your name, signature and/or picture.

What products are available to customers in BC?
British Columbians, aged 19 years and older, can purchase dried cannabis flower, pre-rolls, seeds, edibles (soft chews, chocolates, cookies, mints, beverages), extracts (both ingestible {oils and capsules} and inhalable {vape cartridges, shatter, wax}), topicals (balms, bath products, lotions), and cannabis accessories.

What’s a strain?
Strains are different varieties of cannabis that each come with their own unique array of cannabinoids and terpenes. Different strains may result in a different experience, depending on a number of factors.

What are indica, sativa, hybrid and high-CBD products?
Generally known by its Latin name, Cannabis sativa, cannabis has historically been thought of as consisting of at least two types, indica and sativa, which are believed to differ in terms of places of origin, height, and leaf shape. Most strains today are hybrids, a genetic cross between indica and sativa plants. A high-CBD product, containing greater than four percent CBD by weight, may be either indica-dominant, sativa-dominant, or a hybrid.                         

What are cannabinoids?
Cannabis contains hundreds of chemical substances. More than 100 of these are known as cannabinoids, including tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and cannabidiol (CBD), that are made and stored in the plant's trichomes.                 

What are terpenes?
Terpenes are chemicals made and stored in the trichomes of the cannabis plant, with the cannabanoids. Terpenes give cannabis its distinctive smell. The exact effects of terpenes on their own, and within cannabis are currently unknown.

Why do amounts of THC and CBD in a product sometimes change?
Total cannabinoids in a particular strain can differ slightly from one batch to the next, depending on a number of factors. It's important to remember that cannabis is a plant and it is common for some variability to occur.

What is the product label information telling me?
Product labels will include the name and contact information of the licensed producer, a brand name, the amount of THC and CBD, storage instructions, quality attributes, safety warnings, packaging date, lot number, weight, and Health Canada's THC warning symbol.                           

How can I tell how strong my product is?
Each product label will include the pre-consumption and total amounts of THC and CBD, in a percentage of the product's weight. The higher the percentage, the more concentrated the product.

Is today's cannabis stronger than it was in the 1980s?
THC potency in dried cannabis has increased from an average of 30mg/g (3%) in the 1980s to around 150mg/g (15%) today. Some strains can have an average as high as 300mg/g (30%) THC.

I don't want to smoke cannabis. Are there other ways to use it?
Yes, other ways to use cannabis include cannabis oil products, including sublingual oils (placed under the tongue), capsules, topicals, and edibles (including soft chews, mints, and beverages).

Will transporting packaged cannabis result in an odour?
In its sealed original packaging, cannabis products should not result in an odour. Once opened or transferred to another container, consumers may find that their products have an aroma. Store cannabis products securely so that they can't be accessed by children, teens, and pets.

How do I store my cannabis after I've purchased it?
Store your cannabis in sealed container in a cool dark place, in a locked, child-proof container away from children, teens, and pets.