‘Cannabis’ refers to any product made from the leaves and flowers of the cannabis plant. It is also commonly known as marijuana, weed or pot. It can be smoked, used with a vaporizer, or added to food or drinks. Only dried and fresh cannabis, cannabis oils and seeds, and plants for personal cultivation will be legal for purchase. The sale of edible products will remain illegal in Canada until legislation allows otherwise.
The Province of BC is responsible for regulating the sale and use of cannabis in this province.
Retail Sale of Cannabis in Ladysmith
Recreational cannabis became legal in Canada on October 17, 2018.
Many topics related to the legalization of cannabis are beyond the powers of the Town of Ladysmith (see the chart below). What we can control is where non-medical cannabis can be sold. So, we want to hear from you about where cannabis should be sold in Ladysmith. The sale of recreational cannabis in Ladysmith is not allowed under our zoning bylaw. We are conducting a survey in April to see how Ladysmith residents feel before making any changes to the Zoning Bylaw.