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The Leafly Guide to Cannabis in 
British Columbia

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Last updated Tuesday, October 30, 2018

Where can you buy cannabis in British Columbia?

Cannabis is sold in privately owned stores and in BC Cannabis Stores (BCCS) operated by the BC Liquor Distribution Branch. BCCS also has an e-commerce website for online ordering.

Only a single licensed retail store is expected to be open by October 17, 2018: the BC Cannabis Stores location in Kamloops. Luckily, there are dozens more expected to open soon.

To find the retail cannabis stores in British Columbia near you, use Leafly’s Store Finder. It’ll map nearby stores and connect you to each store’s updated menu.

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What can you grow?

You can grow your own cannabis strains at home for personal use in British Columbia.

  • Limit of four plants per household from seeds bought from licensed cannabis retailers
  • Plants must be hidden from public view
  • Landlords may limit or ban growing

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What’s the tax rate?

Canada’s federal government has proposed a cannabis excise tax across each province/territory of 10 per cent of the product price, or $1 per gram, whichever is higher. The federal government will hand over 75% of excise tax revenue to provinces for the first two years after legalization.

Sales tax rates of 5-15% may be applied by each individual province in addition to the federal excise tax. Further details are forthcoming, but British Columbia municipalities have requested 40% of provincial revenue for the first two years, and revenue in excess of projections will be shared equally between provincial and local governments.

What happens to medical cannabis?

Nothing. Canada’s medical cannabis system remains exactly as it was prior to October 17, 2018.

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