In Canada, much like the U.S., it is illegal to possess, sell, give away, or grow marijuana without legal permission from Health Canada. This is why our team of experts has compiled information in our British Columbia marijuana laws for citizens of British Columbia.
Though British Columbia marijuana laws are among some of the more lax in Canada, possession of the drug is still considered a misdemeanor.
Recently the federal government’s new medical marijuana regulations have completely ignored distribution of medical marijuana dispensaries. Dispensaries are technically considered illegal and yet they are completely operational in BC. Since 2001, British Columbia’s medical marijuana program has grown to more than 30,000 authorized users from fewer than 500 a few years prior.
Currently, marijuana is illegal across the board in Canada. However, it has been heavily decriminalized, which means if you are caught with under an ounce, it can be deemed “for personal use,” and not punishable. Typically, if you are found with under an ounce, the officer will confiscate the contraband and not press criminal charges. If charges are brought against you, however, you can ask to take a drug education course.
Whether you were arrested or cited for possession of marijuana, our comprehensive drug awareness courses are a great option for you. Our classes were developed to meet court-ordered requirements in Canada but they can also meet personal needs as well. You will learn more about the risks associated with consuming illegal drugs such as marijuana.
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