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Selling & Sharing Cannabis

What are the rules for sharing cannabis with a minor?

Giving or selling cannabis to a minor is illegal.

Under Sections 9 (1) and 10 (1) of the Cannabis Act, an individual who is 18 years of age or older is prohibited from distributing and/or selling cannabis to an individual who is under 18 years of age.

The maximum potential penalty for this offence is 14 years in jail.

Can I share cannabis with or give cannabis to another adult?

Sharing (distributing)

What is legal?

Sharing or giving the equivalent of UNDER 30 grams of dried cannabis to someone who is 18 years or older is permitted. Examples of equivalent amounts include: 450 grams of edible product, 30 cannabis plant seeds, and 7.5 grams of concentrates (solid or liquid).

What is illegal?

Section 9 (1) of the Cannabis Act prohibits individuals 18 years of age or older from sharing the equivalent of dried cannabis weighing MORE than 30 grams.

You are also prohibited from sharing cannabis with an organization.

You are also prohibited from sharing or purchasing cannabis that you know was obtained illegally (e.g. sold from an unlicensed provider or vendor).

In the Cannabis Act sharing and giving are synonymous with "distribution."

The penalties under the Cannabis Act for illegal sharing and possession of cannabis range from a fine to 14 years in prison.

Selling

Unless you are an authorized dealer under the Cannabis Act, selling cannabis or products containing cannabis is illegal.

The maximum penalty for this offence is 14 years in prison.

Sharing and Selling Cannabis - Minors

What are the rules for sharing cannabis with a minor?

It is illegal for minors to consume cannabis. Giving or selling cannabis to a minor is illegal.

Under Sections 9 (1) and 10 (1) of the Cannabis Act, an individual who is 18 years of age or older is prohibited from distributing and/or selling cannabis to an individual who is under 18 years of age.

The maximum potential penalty for this offence is 14 years in prison.

Sharing and Selling Alcohol and Tobacco

What are the rules for sharing alcohol and tobacco with others?

It’s important that adults and youths are aware that legislation and penalties vary between cannabis, alcohol, and tobacco products. To ensure our citizens are educated on the different legislations, the penalties for sharing or selling alcohol and tobacco products are included below:

Alcohol

Gaming Liquor & Cannabis Act - minors

 

87(1) Subject to subsection (3) and section 88, no minor may

 

(a) purchase or attempt to purchase liquor;

 

(b) obtain or attempt to obtain liquor;

 

(c) possess or consume liquor.

 

(2) Subject to subsection (3) and section 88, no person may sell,

 

attempt to sell or give liquor to a minor.

 

(3) An adult who is the parent, guardian or spouse or adult interdependent partner of a minor and who is in lawful possession of liquor may give the liquor to a minor in a residence or a temporary residence

 

Fines

 

87(1) - $115 fine to the minor

 

87(2) - $172 fine to the adult


Tobacco

Tobacco & Smoking Reduction Act – minors

 

3.1 (1) No minor shall smoke a tobacco product… - $115 fine

 

(2) No minor shall possess or consume a tobacco product in a

place referred to in subsection (1). - $115 fine

 

7.5 (1) No person shall furnish or offer to furnish a tobacco

product to a minor in a place referred to in section 3.1(1). - $575

 

Fines

 

3 (1) - $115 fine

 

3 (2) - $115 fine


7.5(1) - $575 fine