Is your cannabis legal? Here’s how you can tell

July 26, 2023


Looking to purchase cannabis online?

Make sure you choose legal cannabis to help protect your health, safety

and financial information.

Here's how.

Legal cannabis products are only sold through retailers

authorized by federal, provincial or territorial governments,

and must meet strict quality control rules.

Adults who meet the legal age requirements set by their province or territory

can possess up to 30 grams of dried legal cannabis or its equivalent.

If the website doesn't ask for your age before entering, it's illegal.

At checkout, if the website allows payment with cryptocurrencies, it's not legit.

Legal, online retailers only accept credit and debit.

Also, remember that legal cannabis packaging

is always child resistant features the excise stamp with security features

just like passports and cash to prevent forgery.

Has the standardized cannabis symbol when the product contains THC

in a concentration greater than ten micrograms per gram

and has health warnings with THC and CBD levels.

Exposure to unknown levels or contaminants in illegal products

can result in serious harm, especially if children ingest them.

Before you buy, get the facts.

Go to

for more information on choosing legal cannabis.

A message from the Government of Canada. ♫

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