The Cannabis Act (Bill C-45) – Legalization of MarijuanaAndrew Captan
POSSESSION OF MARIJUANA – NEW LEGAL PROVISIONS
Starting on October 17, 2018, the legalization of recreational use of Marijuana will take effect, by way of the new provisions in the Cannabis Act (Bill C-45).
This new law will permit individuals to possess small amounts of marijuana. For example, an adult (someone who is 18 years or older) will be permitted to possess up to 30 grams of the substance. Young persons (individuals between 12 and 18) are permitted to possess up to 5 grams.
It would be a criminal offence to possess amounts above these prescribed limits.