You may not sell the cannabis you grow at home to others.
We have compiled a list of cannabis-related resources for use by Indigenous groups to lead public discussions in their communities.
The purpose of the Cannabis Act is to:
Growing for sale
In some cases, you may also need a licence from the Canada Revenue Agency to sell cannabis. Legal cannabis products must carry an excise stamp, except those products with less than 0.3% THC or no THC.
On October 17, 2019, the production and sale of edible cannabis, cannabis extracts and cannabis topicals became legal in Canada under the Cannabis Act, by:
Possession, production, distribution and sale outside of what the law allows remains illegal and subject to criminal penalties, ranging from:
It’s illegal to take any cannabis across the Canadian border, regardless whether:
The CFIA’s Seeds Act and Regulations and Plant Protection Act and Regulations regulate cannabis seed in the following ways:
As of October 17, 2018, the cultivation of cannabis seed is permitted in accordance with the requirements of the Cannabis Act and Regulations.
The CFIA regulates the import, export, certification and grading of cannabis seed under the following acts and regulations:
CFIA’s role in the regulation of cannabis seed
Cannabis could also be subject to assessment under the Seeds Act and Seeds Regulations as a plant with novel traits, if a novel trait was introduced in to the crop.
In 1917, a new machine was invented to revolutionise the hemp industry, which separated hemp more easily from the internal core. However, just six years later, cannabis was banned in the country, just as it was in many other parts of the world. The Narcotics Drug Act Amendment Bill prohibited the ‘improper’ use of several drugs and reflected the negative views of the time.
Based on what? I thought his arrest was a waste of taxpayers money.
For years, licenced farmers were permitted to grow industrial hemp, but were banned from harvesting any part of the plant, apart from the stems and seeds. The flowers, buds and leaves (all the parts that contain CBD) had to be left in the field.
Industrial hemp in Canada
If any of these restrictions are ignored, the offender may receive three years in prison, or a fine of up to $5million.
Likewise, it’s forbidden to:
At the time of writing, edible cannabis products weren’t yet legal for sale – but the government website suggests they will be at the end of 2019.
With best wishes,