Medical cannabis is most frequently administered either by smoking or vaporization or in the form of edible preparations or tinctures.
Cannabis products include dried flowers, fresh leaves and flowering tops, seeds and nuts.
Dried cannabis is used as a tincture, in liquid or pill form.
Cannabis concentrates are cannabis extracts or other mixtures of cannabis with other ingredients or substances such as alcohol, sugar, proteins or salt.
Vaporizer pens are sold over the counter to those age 21 and older. These devices heat cannabis and produce vapor.
Edibles and drinks containing cannabis are regulated by each province and territory. They may contain any amount of cannabis without a prescription.
Is there a maximum amount of cannabis?
Cannabis products contain cannabinoids, which include the compounds THC (tetrahydrocannabinol), CBD (cannabidiol), CBN (cannabichromene), and other cannabinoids. It is common for cannabis products to contain up to 60% of the active ingredients of the plant, with some products containing up to 80% of the active ingredients. The limit for THC is 25 ng/mL for dried marihuana and 2.5 ng/mL for fresh marihuana. THC is the primary psychoactive compound in cannabis and is one of the most commonly used drugs for medical purposes. How does the law apply to non-medical use? Health Canada regulates and licenses the sale and production of cannabis and the handling and packaging of cannabis products for personal use. For medical purposes, individuals are limited to consuming cannabis from a government-approved producer under a Special Access Program. Medical cannabis is only available by prescription. The only cannabis product that can be purchased over the counter for non-medical use is dried marijuana.
Cannabis possession and cannabis cultivation Under the Cannabis Act, an individual may possess up to 30 grams of dried marijuana or 100 grams of fresh marijuana. If a child is present, a caregiver can legally possess up to 45 grams of dried marijuana and/or 100 grams of fresh marijuana. A medical document or registration certificate is not required for cannabis cultivation.
If want to try growing marijuana, it’s important to know that a grower may cultivate up to 45 plants. If the property is a commercial grow operation, the limit is 100 plants. Do I need a licence to grow marijuana on my property? Yes, there are licensing requirements for growers and manufacturers. In addition, the sale of marijuana by a licensed producer must be authorized by Health Canada. How do I get a cannabis grower’s licence? A cannabis grower’s licence is the most basic licence to grow marihuana. All applicants must be licensed by Health Canada. Health Canada will review all applications, and once approved, the grower’s licence is valid for one year. How do I get a manufacturer’s licence? A manufacturer’s licence is valid for one year, and is issued only to manufacturers. A manufacturer is defined as any person or entity that develops, acquires, produces, or processes a drug for clinical use. All applicants must be licensed by Health Canada. How do I get a retail licence? As part of Health Canada’s program, licensed retailers are able to sell cannabis. Licensed retailers must hold a licence from Health Canada.