POT BY PROVINCE 2018-10-17T19:52:30+00:00


MINIMUM AGE
18+
ONLINE SALES
YES

Government Only

RETAIL SITES
PRIVATE
GROWING
4-Cannabis-Plants

4 plants per household



REGULATION

AGLC will regulate wholesale and distribution.

RESTRICTIONS

Cannabis will be prohibited from any place where tobacco is prohibited.

Use will be banned in vehicles.

OPERATIONS

Stores must be separate from ones selling alcohol, tobacco or pharmaceuticals, and will only be permitted to sell marijuana and related items.

TAXATION

$1 per gram or 10% of retail price, whichever is higher. Revenues to be divided equally between Ottawa and other provinces.

COST TO CONSUMER

$9.24-$15.42 per gram; pot sold at $49.99 per 3.5 grams

$6.64 for pre-roll cigarettes

Alberta

MINIMUM AGE
18+
ONLINE SALES
YES

Government Only

RETAIL SITES
PRIVATE
GROWING
4-Cannabis-Plants

4 plants per household

REGULATION

AGLC will regulate wholesale and distribution

RESTRICTIONS

Cannabis will be prohibited from any place where tobacco is prohibited.

Use will be banned in vehicles.

OPERATIONS

Stores must be separate from ones selling alcohol, tobacco or pharmaceuticals, and will only be permitted to sell marijuana and related items.

TAXATION

$1 per gram or 10% of retail price, whichever is higher. Revenues to be divided equally between Ottawa and other provinces.

COST TO CONSUMER

$9.24-$15.42 per gram; $49.99 for 3.5 grams

$6.64 for pre-roll cigarettes

RESOURCES


MINIMUM AGE
19+
ONLINE SALES
YES
RETAIL SITES
PRIVATE & PUBLIC
GROWING
4-Cannabis-Plants

4 plants per household



REGULATION

B.C. Liquor Distribution Branch will be sole distributor.

The Liquor Control and Licensing Branch (LCLB) will be responsible for licensing non-medical cannabis private stores and monitoring the non-medical cannabis retail sector.

RESTRICTIONS

90-day Administrative Driving Prohibition (ADP) for drivers whom police reasonably believe operated a vehicle while under the influence of drugs or combination of drugs and alcohol.

OPERATIONS

TBD

TAXATION

$1 per gram or 10% of retail price, whichever is higher. Revenues to be divided equally between Ottawa and other provinces.

COST TO CONSUMER

$6.99-$16.28 per gram; $50 for 3.5 grams

$4.20 for pre-roll cigarettes

British Columbia

MINIMUM AGE
19+
ONLINE SALES
YES
RETAIL SITES
PRIVATE & PUBLIC
GROWING
4-Cannabis-Plants

4 plants per household

REGULATION

B.C. Liquor Distribution Branch will be sole distributor.

The Liquor Control and Licensing Branch (LCLB) will be responsible for licensing non-medical cannabis private stores and monitoring the non-medical cannabis retail sector.

RESTRICTIONS

TBD

OPERATIONS

TBD

TAXATION

$1 per gram or 10% of retail price, whichever is higher. Revenues to be divided equally between Ottawa and other provinces.

COST TO CONSUMER

$6.99-$16.28 per gram; $50 for 3.5 grams

$4.20 for pre-roll cigarettes

RESOURCES
MINIMUM AGE
19+
ONLINE SALES
YES
RETAIL SITES
PRIVATE

Hybrid private/public model

GROWING
No Plants Allowed

Not Allowed

REGULATION

The Liquor and Gaming Authority will regulate the purchase, storage, distribution and sale of cannabis while Manitoba Liquor and Lotteries will secure and track the supply of cannabis sold in the province.

RESTRICTIONS

Cannabis can not be sold by a location that also sells alcohol.

Retailers must purchase from MBLL.

OPERATIONS

Cannabis will not be available in the same locations where alcohol is sold.

TAXATION

$1 per gram or 10% of retail price, whichever is higher. Revenues to be divided equally between Ottawa and other provinces.

COST TO CONSUMER

Retailers can set their own prices.

Manitoba

MINIMUM AGE
19+
ONLINE SALES
YES
RETAIL SITES
PRIVATE

Hybrid private/public model

GROWING
No Plants Allowed

Not Allowed

REGULATION

The Liquor and Gaming Authority will regulate the purchase, storage, distribution and sale of cannabis while Manitoba Liquor and Lotteries will secure and track the supply of cannabis sold in the province.

RESTRICTIONS

Cannabis can not be sold by a location that also sells alcohol.

Retailers must purchase from MBLL.

OPERATIONS

Cannabis will not be available in the same locations where alcohol is sold.

TAXATION

$1 per gram or 10% of retail price, whichever is higher. Revenues to be divided equally between Ottawa and other provinces.

COST TO CONSUMER

Retailers can set their own prices.

RESOURCES
NEWS LINKS
MINIMUM AGE
19+
ONLINE SALES
YES
RETAIL SITES
PUBLIC

(Max. 20 Government-run sites)

GROWING
4-Cannabis-Plants

4 plants per household

REGULATION

New Brunswick Liquor Corporation to regulate cannabis in retail stores with its newly created Crown Corporation: Cannabis NB.

RESTRICTIONS

Cannabis will have to be stored in a locked container or locked room in a user's home or other private residence. At this point, there is no limit to how much cannabis a user can keep locked in their home.

OPERATIONS

TBD

TAXATION

$1 per gram or 10% of retail price, whichever is higher. Revenues to be divided equally between Ottawa and other provinces.

COST TO CONSUMER

$8.50-$14.99 per gram

$7.50+ for pre-roll cigarettes

New Brunswick

MINIMUM AGE
19+
ONLINE SALES
YES
RETAIL SITES
PUBLIC

(Max. 20 Government-run sites)

GROWING
4-Cannabis-Plants

4 plants per household

REGULATION

New Brunswick Liquor Corporation to regulate cannabis in retail stores with its newly created Crown Corporation: Cannabis NB.

RESTRICTIONS

Cannabis will have to be stored in a locked container or locked room in a user's home or other private residence. At this point, there is no limit to how much cannabis a user can keep locked in their home.

OPERATIONS

TBD

TAXATION

$1 per gram or 10% of retail price, whichever is higher. Revenues to be divided equally between Ottawa and other provinces.

COST TO CONSUMER

$8.50-$14.99 per gram

$7.50+ for pre-roll cigarettes

RESOURCES
NEWS LINKS
MINIMUM AGE
19+
ONLINE SALES
YES
RETAIL SITES
PRIVATE
GROWING
4-Cannabis-Plants

4 plants per household

REGULATION

Newfoundlound and Labrador Liquor Corporation (NLC) to regulate supply, prices, retail operations, etc.

RESTRICTIONS

Recreational cannabis will only be allowed in a private residence.

OPERATIONS

TBD

TAXATION

$1 per gram or 10% of retail price, whichever is higher. Revenues to be divided equally between Ottawa and other provinces.

COST TO CONSUMER

$6.89+ per gram

$4.79 for pre-roll cigarettes

Newfoundland & Labrador

MINIMUM AGE
19+
ONLINE SALES
YES
RETAIL SITES
PRIVATE
GROWING
4-Cannabis-Plants

4 plants per household

REGULATION

Newfoundlound and Labrador Liquor Corporation (NLC) to regulate supply, prices, retail operations, etc.

RESTRICTIONS

Recreational cannabis will only be allowed in a private residence.

OPERATIONS

TBD

TAXATION

$1 per gram or 10% of retail price, whichever is higher. Revenues to be divided equally between Ottawa and other provinces.

COST TO CONSUMER

$6.89+ per gram

$4.79 for pre-roll cigarettes

RESOURCES
MINIMUM AGE
19+
ONLINE SALES
YES
RETAIL SITES
PUBLIC

Eventually allow private retailers

GROWING
4-Cannabis-Plants

4 plants per household

REGULATION

The Northwest Territories Liquor and Cannabis Commission (NTLCC) is responsible for the distribution and sale of cannabis in the NWT.

RESTRICTIONS

Cannabis can only be consumed in private property where smoking tobacco is allowed; trails and roadways (not while operating a vehicle); and parks when not used for a public event.

Cannabis consumption is prohibited in locations with children.

OPERATIONS

Only fresh or dried cannabis, cannabis oil and seeds are available for sale.

TAXATION

$1 per gram or 10% of retail price, whichever is higher. Revenues to be divided equally between Ottawa and other provinces.

COST TO CONSUMER

$13.13-$17.50 per gram

Northwest Territories

MINIMUM AGE
19+
ONLINE SALES
YES
RETAIL SITES
PUBLIC

Eventually allow private retailers

GROWING
4-Cannabis-Plants

4 plants per household

REGULATION

The Northwest Territories Liquor and Cannabis Commission (NTLCC) is responsible for the distribution and sale of cannabis in the NWT.

RESTRICTIONS

Cannabis can only be consumed in private property where smoking tobacco is allowed; trails and roadways (not while operating a vehicle); and parks when not used for a public event.

Cannabis consumption is prohibited in locations with children.

OPERATIONS

Only fresh or dried cannabis, cannabis oil and seeds are available for sale.

TAXATION

$1 per gram or 10% of retail price, whichever is higher. Revenues to be divided equally between Ottawa and other provinces.

COST TO CONSUMER

$13.13-$17.50 per gram

RESOURCES
MINIMUM AGE
19+
ONLINE SALES
YES
RETAIL SITES
PUBLIC

Government Retail Stores

GROWING
4-Cannabis-Plants

4 plants per household

REGULATION

Distribution and sale of cannabis will be through Nova Scotia Liquor Corporation (NSLC).

RESTRICTIONS

TBD

OPERATIONS

TBD

TAXATION

$1 per gram or 10% of retail price, whichever is higher. Revenues to be divided equally between Ottawa and other provinces.

COST TO CONSUMER

$6.33-$10.99 per gram for value cannabis; $9-$10.98 per gram for core cannabis; $10.99+ for premium cannabis

Nova Scotia

MINIMUM AGE
19+
ONLINE SALES
YES
RETAIL SITES
PUBLIC

Government Retail Stores

GROWING
4-Cannabis-Plants

4 plants per household

REGULATION

Distribution and sale of cannabis will be through Nova Scotia Liquor Corporation (NSLC).

RESTRICTIONS

TBD

OPERATIONS

TBD

TAXATION

$1 per gram or 10% of retail price, whichever is higher. Revenues to be divided equally between Ottawa and other provinces.

COST TO CONSUMER

$6.33-$10.99 per gram for value cannabis; $9-$10.98 per gram for core cannabis; $10.99+ for premium cannabis

RESOURCES
NEWS LINKS

Nunavut


Resources:

MINIMUM AGE
19+
ONLINE SALES
YES
RETAIL SITES
NONE IN 2018
GROWING
4-Cannabis-Plants

Allowed with restrictions

REGULATION

Nunavut Liquor Commission to regulate cannabis sale.

RESTRICTIONS

TBD

OPERATIONS

TBD

TAXATION

$1 per gram or 10% of retail price, whichever is higher. Revenues to be divided equally between Ottawa and other provinces.

COST TO CONSUMER

TBD

Nunavut

MINIMUM AGE
19+
ONLINE SALES
YES
RETAIL SITES
NONE IN 2018
GROWING
4-Cannabis-Plants

Allowed with restrictions

REGULATION

Nunavut Liquor Commission to regulate cannabis sale.

RESTRICTIONS

TBD

OPERATIONS

TBD

TAXATION

$1 per gram or 10% of retail price, whichever is higher. Revenues to be divided equally between Ottawa and other provinces.

COST TO CONSUMER

TBD

RESOURCES

Ontario

Resources:

MINIMUM AGE
19+
ONLINE SALES
YES

Through Shopify

RETAIL SITES
PUBLIC

40 Government-run stores by July 2018, 80 by July 2019, and 150 by 2020

Private retail model by April 1, 2019

GROWING
4-Cannabis-Plants

4 plants per household

REGULATION

Distribution and sale of cannabis will be through Liquor Control Board of Ontario (LCBO) and separate retail locations from liquor, pharmaceuticals, and tobacco.

RESTRICTIONS

Recreational cannabis will only be allowed in private residences. Dispensaries are illegal.

OPERATIONS

TBD

TAXATION

$1 per gram or 10% of retail price, whichever is higher. Revenues to be divided equally between Ottawa and other provinces.

COST TO CONSUMER

$7.95-$13.25 per gram; oral spray can cost $100+

Ontario

MINIMUM AGE
19+
ONLINE SALES
YES

Through Shopify

RETAIL SITES
PUBLIC

40 Government-run stores by July 2018, 80 by July 2019, and 150 by 2020

Private retail model by April 1, 2019

GROWING
4-Cannabis-Plants

4 plants per household

REGULATION

Distribution and sale of cannabis will be through Liquor Control Board of Ontario (LCBO) and separate retail locations from liquor, pharmaceuticals, and tobacco.

RESTRICTIONS

Recreational cannabis will only be allowed in private residences. Dispensaries are illegal.

OPERATIONS

TBD

TAXATION

$1 per gram or 10% of retail price, whichever is higher. Revenues to be divided equally between Ottawa and other provinces.

COST TO CONSUMER

$7.95-$13.25 per gram; oral spray can cost $100+

RESOURCES
MINIMUM AGE
19+
ONLINE SALES
YES

Delivered by Canada Post

RETAIL SITES
PUBLIC

4 Dedicated Government-Run Stores

GROWING
4-Cannabis-Plants

4 plants per household

REGULATION

The Cannabis Management Corporation was created to regulate selling of cannabis.

RESTRICTIONS

Restricted to private residences. However, there is a potential to expand to designated public spaces at a later date.

OPERATIONS

TBD

TAXATION

$1 per gram or 10% of retail price, whichever is higher. Revenues to be divided equally between Ottawa and other provinces.

COST TO CONSUMER

$5.65+ per gram

Prince Edward Island

MINIMUM AGE
19+
ONLINE SALES
YES

Delivered by Canada Post

RETAIL SITES
PUBLIC

4 Dedicated Government-Run Stores

GROWING
4-Cannabis-Plants

4 plants per household

REGULATION

The Cannabis Management Corporation was created to regulate selling of cannabis.

RESTRICTIONS

Restricted to private residences. However, there is a potential to expand to designated public spaces at a later date.

OPERATIONS

TBD

TAXATION

$1 per gram or 10% of retail price, whichever is higher. Revenues to be divided equally between Ottawa and other provinces.

COST TO CONSUMER

$5.65+ per gram

RESOURCES
NEWS LINKS
MINIMUM AGE
18+
ONLINE SALES
YES

Delivered by Canada post with proper identification and proof of online transaction.

RETAIL SITES
PUBLIC

15 Government-Run Stores by 2018

GROWING
No Plants Allowed

Not Allowed

REGULATION

Société Québécoise du Cannabis (SQC) will be allowed to purchase cannabis from a producer, ensure its transportation and storage, and sell it, with certain exceptions.

RESTRICTIONS

It must be smoked in the same places as tobacco. Smoking will also be prohibited on university and CEGEP grounds.

OPERATIONS

Customers are not to have access to cannabis inside a store without the assistance of an employee, and the cannabis must only be visible from the inside the store.

TAXATION

$1 per gram or 10% of retail price, whichever is higher. Revenues to be divided equally between Ottawa and other provinces.

COST TO CONSUMER

$5.25 per gram

Québec

MINIMUM AGE
18+
ONLINE SALES
YES
RETAIL SITES
PUBLIC

(15 Government Run Stores by 2018)

GROWING
No Plants Allowed

Not Allowed

REGULATION

Société Québécoise du Cannabis (SQC) will be allowed to purchase cannabis from a producer, ensure its transportation and storage, and sell it, with certain exceptions.

RESTRICTIONS

It must be smoked in the same places as tobacco. Smoking will also be prohibited on university and CEGEP grounds.

OPERATIONS

Customers are not to have access to cannabis inside a store without the assistance of an employee, and the cannabis must only be visible from the inside the store.

TAXATION

$1 per gram or 10% of retail price, whichever is higher. Revenues to be divided equally between Ottawa and other provinces.

COST TO CONSUMER

$5.25 per gram

RESOURCES
NEWS LINKS
MINIMUM AGE
19+
ONLINE SALES
YES
RETAIL SITES
PRIVATE

60 Permits

GROWING
4-Cannabis-Plants

4 plants per household

REGULATION

Saskatchewan Liquor and Gaming Authority (SLGA) will regulate cannabis sold by private retailers.

RESTRICTIONS

TBD

OPERATIONS

TBD

TAXATION

$1 per gram or 10% of retail price, whichever is higher. Revenues to be divided equally between Ottawa and other provinces.

COST TO CONSUMER

Retailers will set their own prices.

Saskatchewan

MINIMUM AGE
19+
ONLINE SALES
YES
RETAIL SITES
PRIVATE

60 Permits

GROWING
4-Cannabis-Plants

4 plants per household

REGULATION

Saskatchewan Liquor and Gaming Authority (SLGA) will regulate cannabis sold by private retailers.

RESTRICTIONS

TBD

OPERATIONS

TBD

TAXATION

$1 per gram or 10% of retail price, whichever is higher. Revenues to be divided equally between Ottawa and other provinces.

COST TO CONSUMER

Retailers will set their own prices.

RESOURCES
MINIMUM AGE
19+
ONLINE SALES
TBD
RETAIL SITES
PRIVATE & PUBLIC
GROWING
4-Cannabis-Plants

4 plants per household

REGULATION

The Yukon Liquor Corporation will be responsible for the distribution of cannabis.

RESTRICTIONS

Consumption is permitted in privately owned residences & adjoining property where permitted by owner. Potential to allow consumption in other spaces in future.

OPERATIONS

TBD

TAXATION

$1 per gram or 10% of retail price, whichever is higher. Revenues to be divided equally between Ottawa and other provinces.

COST TO CONSUMER

$6-$20 per gram

Yukon

MINIMUM AGE
19+
ONLINE SALES
TBD
RETAIL SITES
PRIVATE & PUBLIC
GROWING
4-Cannabis-Plants

4 plants per household

REGULATION

The Yukon Liquor Corporation will be responsible for the distribution of cannabis.

RESTRICTIONS

Consumption is permitted in privately owned residences & adjoining property where permitted by owner. Potential to allow consumption in other spaces in future.

OPERATIONS

TBD

TAXATION

$1 per gram or 10% of retail price, whichever is higher. Revenues to be divided equally between Ottawa and other provinces.

COST TO CONSUMER

$6-$20 per gram

RESOURCES