Cannabis oil is 1 of the 5 classes of cannabis that may currently be legally sold in Canada by provincially and territorially-authorized retailers:
The Cannabis Act and its regulations do not distinguish between CBD derived from industrial hemp and CBD derived from cannabis with greater than 0.3% THC.
Under the Cannabis Act, CBD products remain strictly regulated and are only legal when sold in compliance with the Act and its regulations.
Hemp producers may not extract the CBD themselves, unless they also have a cannabis processing or research licence.
The difference between cannabis oil and hemp-seed oil
The provinces and territories are responsible for determining how cannabis is distributed and sold within their jurisdictions.
CBD can be found in different varieties of the cannabis plant, including hemp.
This licence could be:
Health Canada oversees the production of cannabis products. Health Canada is also responsible for overseeing the distribution and sale of:
Only limited parts of cannabis or hemp plants may be used in a:
These include no promotion, packaging or labelling that could be considered appealing to young people, and ensuring that important product information is presented clearly.
Provincial laws have established a number of consequences when cannabis is consumed in public or in a vehicle, including fines and other administrative penalties.
Alberta already has rules and programs in place to address impairment on the job and keep workers safe, as do most workplaces.
The AGLC distributes cannabis similarly to the way it currently distributes alcohol.
Impairment in workplaces
New laws to keep cannabis out of the hands of young people require buyers to show ID if they appear to be under to be 25 years old. Minors are not allowed to buy cannabis or be on licensed premises, even if accompanied by an adult.
You must be 18 years of age to buy or consume cannabis.
Government-regulated distribution ensures a level playing field for all producers, and prevents small communities from being penalized for delivery costs by making sure product is shipped at the same price no matter where it’s going.
Youth who possess 5 grams or less will not be charged criminally (which could negatively impact their future), but will be subject to seizure of the cannabis, notification of parents or guardians, and penalties similar to those for underage possession of alcohol or tobacco.
Cannabis cannot be consumed at any cannabis retail outlet.