On October 17, 2018 the Canadian Government legalized non-medicinal cannabis.
Kamloops, BC is the location of the first government-run cannabis store in BC. The BC Liquor Distribution Branch is the public retailer of non-medical cannabis throughout the province of BC, under the name BC Cannabis Stores. BC Cannabis Stores is committed to providing customers with high-quality cannabis products and information for responsible use.
BC Cannabis Stores
Unit 200-1210 Summit Drive
Kamloops, BC V2C 6M1
Monday thru Thursday 10am-9pm
Friday + Saturday 10am-10pm
Official information on legalized cannabis
BCLDB Cannabis Information
*all information taken from BC Cannabis Stores
Why is it legalized?
The new laws will help to help prevent youth from accessing non-medical cannabis, it will help displace the illegal cannabis market and it will protect public health and safety with product quality and safety requirements for cannabis.
How much can you buy?
In BC, adults age 19 years or older will be able to purchase non-medical cannabis in dried cannabis, pre-rolled, oils and cannabis seeds. Adults are able to purchase up to 30 grams of cannabis in-store or online. Legally adults can possess up to 30 grams of dried cannabis (or equivalent) in public.
Where do I buy cannabis?
In BC, people age 19 or older can purchase legal cannabis from BC Cannabis Stores, licensed private retail stores, and exclusively online via this secure website. Other online retailers that sell cannabis are not legal.
Where can I smoke or Vape?
In BC, cannabis smoking and vaping is prohibited everywhere tobacco smoking and vaping are prohibited, including playgrounds, sports fields, skate parks, and other places where children commonly gather. Cannabis smoking and vaping is also prohibited in school properties and in vehicles. Do not smoke or vaporize cannabis in the presence of children.
You must respect the laws of the province, territory or Indigenous community you are in, whether you are a visitor or live there. Local governments may also pass bylaws to regulate the use of cannabis locally. Check with your local government for more information.
What can i expect from the BC Cannabis Stores?
BC Cannabis Stores reflect the commitment by the BC Liquor Distribution Branch and the Provincial Government to protect public health and safety and keep the criminal element out of cannabis. Visitors to BC Cannabis Stores will be greeted by highly trained staff, a distinctly West Coast design and social responsibility messaging.
Domestic or International Travel
It is illegal to take cannabis across the Canadian border. You could be subject to criminal charges if you try to travel to other countries with any amount of cannabis in your possession. This applies to all countries, whether cannabis is legal there or not. LEARN MORE.
When you are traveling within Canada, it is your responsibility to learn the laws and regulations of the province or territory you are going to. LEARN MORE