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The Alberta government will allow adults to consume cannabis in the comfort of a private residence, but will restrict it in other areas, such as public spaces, vehicles, and areas frequented by children. It will also not be permitted in areas where smoking or vaping are prohibited.

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Age to buy



Must be 18 years old to purchase or possess cannabis

How many plants per household?



Maximum of four cannabis plants per household


How to Order

Private retailers operate physical stores under the supervision of the province’s liquor commission; the provincial government operates online retail.  The sale of cannabis products is not permitted where alcohol, pharmaceuticals, and tobacco are available for sale.


This information was obtained from the various government frameworks on the legalization of cannabis for recreational use. For further information on this topic, you should consult the relevant government websites. This section is not intended to provide legal advice and must not be relied upon as such. While we will try to keep the information in this section up to date, we cannot guarantee that the information will be up to date at all times. For all legal inquiries please make sure to consult a lawyer.

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British Columbia will allow adults to consume cannabis in private residences, as well as public spaces where tobacco smoking and vaping are permitted. However, these activities will be banned in areas frequented by children.

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