The Laws And Regulations Of Marijuana in Prince Edward Island

Like the other provinces of Canada, Prince Edward Island (PEI) is busy setting forth different laws for the pending legalization of marijuana. As of 17 October, 2018, it will be legal to possess marijuana throughout Canada with a few caveats. Let’s take a quick look at the laws that you need to know about buying marijuana today.

What Is The Legal Status Of Marijuana In PEI?

Just to be clear, marijuana will be legal on 17 October 2018 throughout PEI and Canada. Until then, all the provincial laws are still in effect, limiting the sale of marijuana to medicinal requirements.

Where Will I Be Able To Buy Marijuana?

Prince Edward Island has established four retail locations where you will be able to buy marijuana in Charlottetown, Summerside, Montague and West Prince as well as through an e-commerce setup. The retail locations will be able to sell just about every kind of legalized marijuana such as dry weed, oils, and seeds.

How Old Do I Have To Be To Buy Or Use Marijuana?

In keeping with most of the other provinces as a whole PEI is setting the legal age to buy at 19 years of age. This law is in place for people who want to buy, use, or possess marijuana. There are stringent laws and fines in place for those who violate the law by carrying or selling marijuana to underage individuals.

Am I Allowed To Grow Marijuana At Home?

The government has established the rule that a single household is allowed to have up to four different plants at any time. They have to be inaccessible to minors in the household, though. This requires them to be grown separately from the living area, though the law is a little vague as to how that can be enforced.

How Much Marijuana Can I Purchase At One Time?

The legal amount of marijuana that you are allowed to purchase at any single time is the legal limit for carrying in public. Right now, that is set to be 30 grams of marijuana. The amounts on cannabis oil will be the equivalent to 30 grams, though that has yet to be fully established.

What is the legal limit on possession?

As previously mentioned, the law will allow you to possess up to 30 grams of “legally produced” cannabis. The model for the amount of cannabis oil has not been made public, but will be in the coming weeks.

Where Can I Use Marijuana?

You can only use marijuana in your private residence or at another’s private residence. There are some possibilities being explored for areas set aside in the public in the future. However, public consumption is banned right now.


PEI still has some issues to figure out before legalization hits with regards to edibles and the specific amounts of oils that are going to be allowed. Other than that, the laws are pretty consistent with other provinces. The only downside appears to be the limited retail stores, but the e-commerce site could prove to be even better.

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