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About Cannabis, 10 Acts that Are Explicitly Prohibited in Canada

About Cannabis, 10 Acts that Are Explicitly Prohibited in Canada

With regard to cannabis, 10 acts that are explicitly prohibited in Canada are:

1. Buy cannabis food (snacks)

Under the C-45 Act (Cannabis Act), Canadians can now eat and make their own cannabis food, but they cannot buy cannabis food. The government has said that cannabis food will be legally sold within one year of legalization, but the exact date is not yet known and a timetable for the next year has not yet been established.

2. Unlicensed (Private) Cannabis Trafficking

Although Canadians in almost every province have the right to grow cannabis plants at home, the number is extremely limited. The law stipulates that individuals selling marijuana to others may face high fines and imprisonment unless they are licensed retailers.

To avoid punishment, a cannabis holder can give cannabis to his friends (over 19 years old) free of charge, but the weight of the cannabis gift can not reach 30 grams. If that amount is exceeded, under the distribution law of the C-45 Act, the person may face prosecution, suspected drug trafficking and a maximum of 14 years'imprisonment.

3. Cannabis for minors

According to Act C-45, it is a criminal offense for anyone over 18 to give or sell cannabis to a minor under 18 years of age. This means that if an 18-year-old at a party gives cannabis cigarettes to a 17-year-old friend, he may be accused of distributing cannabis to minors. The offense is punishable by up to 14 years'imprisonment.

4. Smoking marijuana in public

The legalization of cannabis does not mean that Canadians can now smoke cannabis anywhere. For example, residents in Manitoba can only use cannabis in private homes, while other provinces allow the use of cannabis in public places where smoking is permitted. And the rules are different in each city. For example, in Wanjin, where Chinese live together, cannabis is not allowed to be used in public.

5. Carry more than 30 grams of marijuana in public

Canadians are not allowed to carry more than 30 grams of marijuana in public places, even if they can store more than 30 grams of marijuana at home, or an equivalent amount of non-dried form of marijuana. According to the Cannabis Act, the offense is punishable by imprisonment for up to five years.

6. Uncomfortable driving caused by marijuana

Like alcohol, driving is still illegal under the influence of cannabis or any other drug. Although questions remain about the accuracy of roadside tests, current legislation provides that drivers who are found to have a blood THC (psychoactive ingredient in cannabis) content higher than 2 mg/ml within two hours of driving may face penalties ranging from fines to imprisonment.

7. Holding "illegal" cannabis

Although Canadians are now allowed to own a certain amount of cannabis, possession of illegal cannabis is prohibited. Illegal cannabis refers to the sale, production or distribution of cannabis by unauthorized persons. For example, if someone buys cannabis from an unauthorized seller, it is illegal to hold cannabis. Or, it is illegal for growers to consume marijuana in their own homes, but with more than four plants. Individuals found to possess illegal cannabis can be fined or imprisoned for up to five years.

8. Bring cannabis to international flights

Canadians can travel with up to 30 grams of cannabis on domestic flights in Canada, but they cannot carry any cannabis if they cross the border. Not even to states that legalize cannabis in the United States. It is illegal to carry any amount of marijuana in transit, and vice versa.

Under Act C-45, anyone convicted of importing or exporting marijuana without permission may face a fine or up to 14 years'imprisonment.

9. Mailing marijuana (parcels)

Under the Cannabis Act, it is illegal to distribute cannabis to organizations. Therefore, although less than 30 grams of marijuana is allowed to be provided to adult friends, it is not feasible to send it by mail or express delivery, because organizations cannot legally own or distribute marijuana without explicit authorization.

10. Holding flowering cannabis plants in public places

With the exception of Manitoba and Quebec, it is legal for private residents to own four budding or flowering cannabis plants, but growers cannot carry them in public. For example, if someone moves, it is necessary to ensure that there are no buds or flowers in the plant before transportation. People who own budding or flowering cannabis plants in public places can be sentenced to up to five years'imprisonment.