Cannabis (sometimes referred to as “marijuana”) is a drug that’s made from the cannabis plant. Depending on how it’s processed, cannabis can be used for medicinal purposes or for non-medicinal (“recreational”) use.
The federal Cannabis Act legalized access to non-medicinal cannabis in Canada when it came into force on October 17th, 2018. Find out what’s legal and what’s not.
Legal doesn’t mean safe. No drug is without risk. Before using cannabis, it’s important to know how it can affect your short- and long-term health.
If you plan to use cannabis, remember to take it easy and consume safely.