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Buying and selling Can I order legal weed from another province? How do I buy cannabis concentrates after legalization? What will happen to my favourite dispensary after legalization? I'm new to cannabis — after legalization, what can I buy without "looking dumb"? Will I be able to buy edible cannabis products after legalization? How do I open up a cannabis retail store? Will I be able to order legal cannabis online from outside my home province? Will legal cannabis stores track my purposes? Consumption What are the differences between different types of rolling papers? Will it be legal to hotbox my car (in Manitoba)? Can I get cannabis without the THC? Is it a good idea to freeze your weed? Will it be legal to smoke weed on a camping trip? Can I smoke my medical marijuana in public? Cultivation Can I legally share my medical cannabis seeds and seedlings with a friend? Can I legally plant the seeds I found in my legal weed? I'm legally allowed to buy medical cannabis. Does that mean I can grow my own? I'm licensed to grow medical cannabis. Can I also grow four plants for recreational use? How do I know if my neighbour's grow-op is legal and safe? How much does it cost to get my home-grown cannabis tested for potency? Can I order seeds for my home grow before legalization kicks in? Would roommates be allowed to grow more than four plants per household? Will I be allowed to grow my own cannabis using only sunlight? Home growing will be illegal in my province. Could my buddy mail me some of their home-grown? What will happen if I grow pot in a province where it's illegal? Will there be security requirements for legal home cannabis cultivation? I have a medical grow licence — will I be able to grow for the legal market? Will it be easier to grow hemp after legalization? Law How do I legally transport weed in my car? What are the penalties for possessing illicit cannabis? I'm a registered medical cannabis user. How much can I carry in public? How much weed can I legally store at home? I work at an illegal dispensary in Ontario. What will happen to me? Can my landlord ban cannabis smoking in my apartment? I'm confused — are head shops legal or not? Could a future government make cannabis illegal again? I use cannabis daily. How will I know if I'm above the legal limits for driving? Could I use a religious defence against cannabis charges? Can medical cannabis be claimed as a medical expense for tax purposes? Can my condo board ban home cannabis cultivation in my building? Can I ask prospective employees about their cannabis use? Can I legally import cannabis from abroad? Can I start a "grow your own weed" business? Science and medicine What's the difference between medical and recreational cannabis? Some cannabis-derived medications are government-approved prescriptions, but the cannabis plant isn't. Why? I'm going camping with cannabis. Will a bear smell it and attack me? Does cannabis make me more creative? My doctor refuses to prescribe medical cannabis. What can I do? What do we know about the effects of marijuana during pregnancy? Could I be allergic to cannabis? How potent are my homemade edibles? How does it feel to be stoned? Is cannabis addictive? Should I treat my dog with cannabis? Is it a good idea to freeze your weed? Where can I use my medical cannabis oil after legalization? Travel Will I be able to bring cannabis from Jamaica back to Canada? Will I be able to buy duty-free marijuana at the Canadian border? Will I be able to travel with cannabis on a plane? Where can I buy weed... in Mexico? How will I get my legal weed home from the store?

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Hey there, time traveller!
This article was published 27/12/2017 – that’s before recreational cannabis was legal in Canada, so language and information in the article may be dated.

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