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ALBERTA

Where is it safe to purchase & consume?

Cannabis will be sold in privately owned, government-monitored stores that must acquire their cannabis from a federally-approved supplier. The businesses must be cannabis and accessory specialty stores and separate from alcohol, tobacco, and pharmaceuticals. Adult use consumers can also purchase their cannabis online.Smoking marijuana outdoors and public spaces is left up to municipalities, with some, such as Edmonton, tightening restrictions on all smoking and others, such as Calgary, implementing complete public smoking bans.

How Old Do I Need
to Be to Consume?18+Recreational18+Medical

Possession Limit
for Flower30 gramsRecreational150 gramsMedical

Possession Limit
for ConcentratesN/ARecreationalN/AMedical

Required Testing

N/A

Qualifying Conditions and Patient Rights

Attention deficit or attention deficit-hyperactivity disorders (ADD/ADHD) Alzheimer’s disease Anxiety Arthritis Back and neck conditions Brain injury Cancer Chronic nausea Chronic pain Colitis Depression Eating disorders Epilepsy Fibromyalgia Gastrointestinal disorders Crohn’s disease Irritable bowel syndrome Hepatitis C HIV/AIDS Kidney failure, including patients receiving dialysis Migraines Multiple sclerosis Muscle spasms Muscular dystrophy Parkinson’s disease Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) Severe arthritis Sexual dysfunction Sleep disorders Vehicular crashes This page was last updated on September 26, 2018.

BRITISH COLUMBIA

Where is it safe to purchase & consume?

Cannabis may be purchased at BC Cannabis Stores. Smoking will be allowed on private property and residences with the property owner’s approval. Smoking marijuana will generally be allowed in public spaces where tobacco smoking and vaping are permitted.

How Old Do I Need
to Be to Consume?19+Recreational18+Medical

Possession Limit
for Flower30 gramsRecreational150 gramsMedical

Possession Limit
for ConcentratesN/ARecreationalN/AMedical

Required Testing

N/A

Qualifying Conditions and Patient Rights

ADD/ADHD Alzheimer’s disease Anxiety Arthritis Back and neck conditions Brain injury Cancer Chronic nausea Chronic pain Colitis Crohn’s disease Depression Eating disorders Epilepsy Fibromyalgia Gastrointestinal disorders Hepatitis C HIV/AIDS Irritable bowel syndrome Kidney failure, including dialysis patients Migraines Multiple sclerosis Muscle spasms Muscular dystrophy Parkinson’s disease Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) Severe arthritis Sexual dysfunction Sleep disorders Vehicular crashes This page was last updated September 7, 2018.

CANADA

Where is it safe to purchase & consume?

The national government has left it to the provinces and territories to determine the sale of cannabis. Provinces and territories have the power to decide where cannabis can be consumed.

How Old Do I Need
to Be to Consume?18+Recreational18+Medical

Possession Limit
for Flower30 gramsRecreational150 gramsMedical

Possession Limit
for ConcentratesN/ARecreationalN/AMedical

Required Testing

N/A

Qualifying Conditions and Patient Rights

ADD/ADHD Alzheimer’s Disease Anxiety Arthritis Back & Neck Problems Brain Injury Cancer Chronic nausea Chronic pain Colitis Crohn’s disease Depression Eating disorders Epilepsy Fibromyalgia Gastrointestinal disorders Hepatitis C HIV/AIDS Irritable bowel syndrome Kidney failure, including dialysis treatments Migraines Multiple sclerosis Muscle spasms Muscular dystrophy Parkinson’s disease Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) Severe arthritis Sexual dysfunction Sleep disorders Vehicular crash-related injuries This page was last updated September 6, 2018.

MANITOBA

Where is it safe to purchase & consume?

The provincial government in February 2018 announced four retail groups that had been approved to open about 30 stores. Smoking is prohibited in most public spaces, including parks and beaches, as well as many locations where liquor and tobacco are allowed. It will be allowed on private property.

How Old Do I Need
to Be to Consume?19+Recreational18+Medical

Possession Limit
for Flower30 gramsRecreational150 gramsMedical

Possession Limit
for ConcentratesN/ARecreationalN/AMedical

Required Testing

N/A

Qualifying Conditions and Patient Rights

Alzheimer’s Disease Anxiety Arthritis Attention-deficit and attention deficit-hyperactivity disorders (ADD/ADHD) Back and neck conditions Brain injury Cancer Chronic nausea Chronic pain Depression Eating Disorders Epilepsy Fibromyalgia Gastrointestinal disorders Colitis Crohn’s disease Irritable Bowel Syndrome Hepatitis C HIV/AIDS Kidney failure/Dialysis Migraines Multiple sclerosis Muscle spasms Muscular dystrophy Parkinson’s disease Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) Severe arthritis Sexual dysfunction Sleep disorders Vehicular crashes This page was last updated October 5, 2018.

NEW BRUNSWICK

Where is it safe to purchase & consume?

Smoking will not be allowed in public places, and cannabis was added by the government to banned substances in its Smoke-free Places Act

How Old Do I Need
to Be to Consume?19+Recreational18+Medical

Possession Limit
for Flower30 gramsRecreational150 gramsMedical

Possession Limit
for ConcentratesN/ARecreationalN/AMedical

Required Testing

N/A

Qualifying Conditions and Patient Rights

Alzheimer’s disease Anxiety Arthritis Attention-deficit and attention deficit-hyperactivity disorders (ADD/ADHD) Back and neck conditions Brain injury Cancer Chronic nausea Chronic pain Depression Eating disorders Epilepsy Fibromyalgia Gastrointestinal disorders Colitis Crohn’s disease Irritable bowel syndrome Hepatitis C HIV/AIDS Kidney failure, including patients receiving dialysis Migraines Multiple sclerosis Muscle spasms Muscular Dystrophy Parkinson’s disease Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) Severe arthritis Sexual dysfunction Sleep disorders Vehicular crashes This page was last updated on October 16, 2018.

NEWFOUNDLAND & LABRADOR

Where is it safe to purchase & consume?

Consumers in Newfoundland and Labrador will be able to purchase from private retailers in at least 24 locations approved, overseen, and supplied by providers licensed by the government’s Liquor Corporation. Smoking in Newfoundland and Labrador will only be allowed in private residences and on private property, and will not be allowed in public spaces, workplaces, or vehicles.

How Old Do I Need
to Be to Consume?19+Recreational18+Medical

Possession Limit
for Flower30 gramsRecreational150 gramsMedical

Possession Limit
for ConcentratesN/ARecreationalN/AMedical

Required Testing

N/A

Qualifying Conditions and Patient Rights

Alzheimer’s disease Anxiety Arthritis Attention-deficit and attention deficit-hyperactivity disorders (ADD/ADHD) Back and neck conditions Brain injury Cancer Chronic nausea Chronic pain Depression Eating disorders Epilepsy Fibromyalgia Gastrointestinal disorders Colitis Crohn’s disease Irritable bowel syndrome Hepatitis C HIV/AIDS Kidney failure, including patients receiving dialysis Migraines Multiple sclerosis Muscle spasms Muscular Dystrophy Parkinson’s disease Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) Severe arthritis Sexual dysfunction Sleep disorders Vehicular crashes This page was last updated October 8, 2018.

NORTHWEST TERRITORIES

Where is it safe to purchase & consume?

When legalization takes effect October 17, 2018, consumers in the Northwest Territories will only be able to purchase recreational cannabis through liquor stores supplied and overseen by the government’s Liquor Commission, which will establish a system similar to that used for alcohol. Smoking will generally be allowed in places where tobacco smoking and vaping are allowed. It will be allowed on private property as well as trails, highways, streets and public parks, unless those are being used for public events.

How Old Do I Need
to Be to Consume?19+Recreational18+Medical

Possession Limit
for Flower30 gramsRecreational150 gramsMedical

Possession Limit
for ConcentratesN/ARecreationalN/AMedical

Required Testing

N/A

Qualifying Conditions and Patient Rights

Alzheimer’s disease Anxiety Arthritis Attention-deficit and attention deficit-hyperactivity disorders (ADD/ADHD) Back and neck conditions Brain injury Cancer Chronic nausea Chronic pain Depression Eating disorders Epilepsy Fibromyalgia Gastrointestinal disorders Colitis Crohn’s disease Irritable bowel syndrome Hepatitis C HIV/AIDS Kidney failure, including patients receiving dialysis Migraines Multiple sclerosis Muscle spasms Muscular Dystrophy Parkinson’s disease Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) Severe arthritis Sexual dysfunction Sleep disorders Vehicular crashes This page was last updated on October 16, 2018.

NOVA SCOTIA

Where is it safe to purchase & consume?

When legalization takes effect, non-medical cannabis will be available in government liquor stores run by the Nova Scotia Liquor Corporation. Smoking will not be allowed in most public places. The Nova Scotia Smoke-Free Places Act, which requires all indoor workplaces and public places, outdoor areas of restaurants, bars, lounges, and cabarets to be smoke-free, was expanded to cover cannabis.

How Old Do I Need
to Be to Consume?19+Recreational18+Medical

Possession Limit
for Flower30 gramsRecreational150 gramsMedical

Possession Limit
for ConcentratesN/ARecreationalN/AMedical

Required Testing

N/A

Qualifying Conditions and Patient Rights

Alzheimer’s disease Anxiety Arthritis Attention-deficit and attention deficit-hyperactivity disorders (ADD/ADHD) Back and neck conditions Brain injury Cancer Chronic nausea Chronic pain Depression Eating disorders Epilepsy Fibromyalgia Gastrointestinal disorders Colitis Crohn’s disease Irritable bowel syndrome Hepatitis C HIV/AIDS Kidney failure, including patients receiving dialysis Migraines Multiple sclerosis Muscle spasms Muscular Dystrophy Parkinson’s disease Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) Severe arthritis Sexual dysfunction Sleep disorders Vehicular crashes This page was last updated October 15, 2018.

NUNAVUT

Where is it safe to purchase & consume?

Recreational cannabis will only be available for purchase under the direction of the new Nunavut Liquor and Cannabis Commission. Smoking will be allowed in limited places indoors and outdoors where tobacco smoking and vaping are permitted. It will be allowed in private residences as long as odors cannot be detected from another dwelling.

How Old Do I Need
to Be to Consume?19+Recreational18+Medical

Possession Limit
for Flower30 gramsRecreational150 gramsMedical

Possession Limit
for ConcentratesN/ARecreationalN/AMedical

Required Testing

N/A

Qualifying Conditions and Patient Rights

Alzheimer’s disease Anxiety Arthritis Attention-deficit and attention deficit-hyperactivity disorders (ADD/ADHD) Back and neck conditions Brain injury Cancer Chronic nausea Chronic pain Depression Eating disorders Epilepsy Fibromyalgia Gastrointestinal disorders Colitis Crohn’s disease Irritable bowel syndrome Hepatitis C HIV/AIDS Kidney failure, including patients receiving dialysis Migraines Multiple sclerosis Muscle spasms Muscular Dystrophy Parkinson’s disease Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) Severe arthritis Sexual dysfunction Sleep disorders Vehicular crashes This page was last updated October 12, 2018.

ONTARIO

Where is it safe to purchase & consume?

When legalization takes effect, consumers in Ontario will only be able to purchase adult use cannabis online through the public Ontario Cannabis Store, a subsidiary of the Liquor Control Board. Smoking recreational cannabis is permitted wherever smoking tobacco is allowed.

How Old Do I Need
to Be to Consume?19+Recreational18+Medical

Possession Limit
for Flower30 gramsRecreational150 gramsMedical

Possession Limit
for ConcentratesN/ARecreationalN/AMedical

Required Testing

N/A

Qualifying Conditions and Patient Rights

Alzheimer’s disease Anxiety Arthritis Attention-deficit and attention deficit-hyperactivity disorders (ADD/ADHD) Back and neck conditions Brain injury Cancer Chronic nausea Chronic pain Depression Eating disorders Epilepsy Fibromyalgia Gastrointestinal disorders Colitis Crohn’s disease Irritable bowel syndrome Hepatitis C HIV/AIDS Kidney failure, including patients receiving dialysis Migraines Multiple sclerosis Muscle spasms Muscular Dystrophy Parkinson’s disease Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)Cannabis may be purchased at BC Cannabis Stores. Severe arthritis Sexual dysfunction Sleep disorders Vehicular crashes This page was last updated September 26, 2018.

PRINCE EDWARD ISLAND

Where is it safe to purchase & consume?

Smoking will not be allowed in most public places, with exceptions for certain areas in multi-unit and communal living spaces. The Smoke-free Places Act, which restricts where a person may smoke any substance, also applies.

How Old Do I Need
to Be to Consume?19+Recreational18+Medical

Possession Limit
for Flower30 gramsRecreational150 gramsMedical

Possession Limit
for ConcentratesN/ARecreationalN/AMedical

Required Testing

N/A

Qualifying Conditions and Patient Rights

Alzheimer’s disease Anxiety Arthritis Attention-deficit and attention deficit-hyperactivity disorders (ADD/ADHD) Back and neck conditions Brain injury Cancer Chronic nausea Chronic pain Depression Eating disorders Epilepsy Fibromyalgia Gastrointestinal disorders Colitis Crohn’s disease Irritable bowel syndrome Hepatitis C HIV/AIDS Kidney failure, including patients receiving dialysis Migraines Multiple sclerosis Muscle spasms Muscular Dystrophy Parkinson’s disease Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) Severe arthritis Sexual dysfunction Sleep disorders Vehicular crashes This page was last updated October 16, 2018.

QUEBEC

Where is it safe to purchase & consume?

When legalization takes effect, consumers in Quebec will only be able to purchase recreational cannabis through stores and online through the public SQDC website. Smoking will generally be allowed in places where tobacco smoking and vaping are allowed.

How Old Do I Need
to Be to Consume?19+Recreational18+Medical

Possession Limit
for Flower150 gramsRecreational150 gramsMedical

Possession Limit
for ConcentratesN/ARecreationalN/AMedical

Required Testing

N/A

Qualifying Conditions and Patient Rights

Alzheimer’s disease Anxiety Arthritis Attention-deficit and attention deficit-hyperactivity disorders (ADD/ADHD) Back and neck conditions Brain injury Cancer Chronic nausea Chronic pain Depression Eating disorders Epilepsy Fibromyalgia Gastrointestinal disorders Colitis Crohn’s disease Irritable bowel syndrome Hepatitis C HIV/AIDS Kidney failure, including patients receiving dialysis Migraines Multiple sclerosis Muscle spasms Muscular Dystrophy Parkinson’s disease Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) Severe arthritis Sexual dysfunction Sleep disorders Vehicular crashes This page was last updated on October 15, 2018.

SASKATCHEWAN

Where is it safe to purchase & consume?

Cannabis will be sold in privately owned and supplied stores, monitored by the Saskatchewan Liquor and Gaming Authority. Smoking in public is not allowed. It will be allowed on private property and residences with the property owners’ approval.

How Old Do I Need
to Be to Consume?19+Recreational18+Medical

Possession Limit
for Flower30 gramsRecreational150 gramsMedical

Possession Limit
for ConcentratesN/ARecreationalN/AMedical

Required Testing

N/A

Qualifying Conditions and Patient Rights

Alzheimer’s disease Anxiety Arthritis Back and neck conditions Brain injury Cancer Chronic nausea Chronic pain Colitis Depression Eating disorders Epilepsy Fibromyalgia Gastrointestinal disorders Crohn’s disease Irritable bowel syndrome Hepatitis C HIV/AIDS Kidney failure, including patients receiving dialysis Migraines Multiple sclerosis Muscle spasms Muscular dystrophy Parkinson’s disease Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) Severe arthritis Sexual dysfunction Sleep disorders This page was last updated September 27, 2018.

YUKON

Where is it safe to purchase & consume?

Recreational marijuana will initially only be available in one (1) government store in Whitehorse. Smoking will not be allowed in most public places, with the government allowing for “the potential to allow consumption in other spaces in the future.”

How Old Do I Need
to Be to Consume?19+Recreational18+Medical

Possession Limit
for Flower30 gramsRecreational150 gramsMedical

Possession Limit
for ConcentratesN/ARecreationalN/AMedical

Required Testing

N/A

Qualifying Conditions and Patient Rights

Alzheimer’s disease Anxiety Arthritis Attention-deficit and attention deficit-hyperactivity disorders (ADD/ADHD) Back and neck conditions Brain injury Cancer Chronic nausea Chronic pain Depression Eating disorders Epilepsy Fibromyalgia Gastrointestinal disorders Colitis Crohn’s disease Irritable bowel syndrome Hepatitis C HIV/AIDS Kidney failure, including patients receiving dialysis Migraines Multiple sclerosis Muscle spasms Muscular Dystrophy Parkinson’s disease Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) Severe arthritis Sexual dysfunction Sleep disorders Vehicular crashes This page was last updated October 16, 2018.

AUSTRALIA

Where is it safe to purchase & consume?

Adult-use remains illegal in most provinces, with the notable exception of the Australian Capital Territory (ACT), which includes the capital Canberra. The ACT legalized recreational marijuana on September 25, 2019. In the territory, residents over age 18 may possess up to 50 grams of marijuana, grow two plants per person or four plants per household at any given time, and use cannabis in their home. 

How Old Do I Need
to Be to Consume?N/ARecreationalNot specifiedMedical

Possession Limit
for FlowerN/ARecreationalNot specifiedMedical

Possession Limit
for ConcentratesN/ARecreationalNot specifiedMedical

Required Testing

N/A

Qualifying Conditions and Patient Rights

There is no list of qualifying conditions, but the Department of Health is reviewing existing studies of marijuana for chronic pain, epilepsy, nausea and vomiting from chemotherapy, palliative care, and multiple sclerosis. This page was last updated on September 22, 2020.

GERMANY

Where is it safe to purchase & consume?

In Germany, medical marijuana is legal but adult-use is not. Delivery services and public consumption are illegal. Marijuana can only be purchased from pharmacies.

How Old Do I Need
to Be to Consume?N/ARecreationalNot specifiedMedical

Possession Limit
for FlowerN/ARecreationalN/AMedical

Possession Limit
for ConcentratesN/ARecreationalN/AMedical

Required Testing

Cannabinoids, Heavy Metals, Pesticides, Terpenes and Microbiological.

Qualifying Conditions and Patient Rights

Doctors can prescribe for patients for various reasons that are not listed by Germany’s cannabis agency, but only patients with serious conditions will qualify for reimbursement under the public insurance scheme. E.g., multiple sclerosis, epilepsy, chronic pain, nausea due to chemo treatment, cancer, glaucoma, HIV/AIDS, Hepatitis C, Parkinson’s diseases, etc. This page was last updated on January 1, 2018.

ITALY

Where is it safe to purchase & consume?

Italy has a long and peculiar history with cannabis that is still in flux. Currently, cannabis is legal only for medicinal and industrial use. The Ministry of Health oversees the medical marijuana program. The government requires patients to have tried other treatments before turning to medical marijuana.

How Old Do I Need
to Be to Consume?N/ARecreationalN/AMedical

Possession Limit
for FlowerN/ARecreationalN/AMedical

Possession Limit
for ConcentratesN/ARecreationalN/AMedical

Required Testing

N/A

Qualifying Conditions and Patient Rights

N/A

JAMAICA

Where is it safe to purchase & consume?

How Old Do I Need
to Be to Consume?N/ARecreational18+Medical

Possession Limit
for FlowerN/ARecreational56.6 grams (2 oz.)Medical

Possession Limit
for ConcentratesN/ARecreationalN/AMedical

Required Testing
Qualifying Conditions and Patient Rights

MEXICO

Where is it safe to purchase & consume?

N/A

How Old Do I Need
to Be to Consume?TBDRecreationalN/AMedical

Possession Limit
for FlowerN/ARecreationalN/AMedical

Possession Limit
for ConcentratesN/ARecreationalN/AMedical

Required Testing

N/A

Qualifying Conditions and Patient Rights

N/A

NETHERLANDS

Where is it safe to purchase & consume?

In the Netherlands, cannabis for adult-use is illegal unless it is purchased and consumed in a coffee shop (social consumption lounge). Medical cannabis is available only in Dutch pharmacies. Although cannabis concentrates can be found to purchase, they are considered hard drugs and are illegal.

How Old Do I Need
to Be to Consume?18+RecreationalNot specifiedMedical

Possession Limit
for Flower5gRecreational16gMedical

Possession Limit
for ConcentratesN/ARecreationalN/AMedical

Required Testing

Cannabinoids, Heavy Metals, Pesticides, Terpenes and Microbiological.

Qualifying Conditions and Patient Rights

Pain and muscle spasms or cramps associated with multiple sclerosis or spinal cord damage; nausea, loss of appetite, weight loss and debilitation due to cancer or AIDS; nausea and vomiting associated with chemotherapy or radiotherapy used in the treatment of cancer, hepatitis C or HIV infection and AIDS; chronic pain (mainly pain associated with the nervous system, for example that caused by a damaged nerve, phantom pain, facial neuralgia or chronic pain which remains after the recovery from shingles); Gilles de la Tourette syndrome; therapy-resistant glaucoma; Crohn’s disease, ulcerative colitis, epilepsy, itching, migraine, rheumatism, rheumatoid arthritis, ADD and brain trauma. This page was last updated on January 1, 2018.

NEW ZEALAND

Where is it safe to purchase & consume?

While New Zealand still looks forward to a 2020 General Election Referendum on cannabis decriminalization (the actual ballot text is not yet available), medicinal use is legal in very limited circumstances. The decriminalization referendum came about from a petition in the legislature, and the referendum before voters will be binding, meaning it will be required to be implemented if it wins a majority of votes. Interested parties should refer to the Electoral Commission site for updates on the text and voter information. Cannabidiol (CBD) and Sativex are possible to prescribe without ministerial approval. Industrial hemp must contain less than 0.35% THC and must be made by a licensed producer.

How Old Do I Need
to Be to Consume?N/ARecreationalN/AMedical

Possession Limit
for FlowerN/ARecreationalN/AMedical

Possession Limit
for ConcentratesN/ARecreationalN/AMedical

Required Testing

N/A

Qualifying Conditions and Patient Rights

Prescriptions are extremely limited and generally approved via a case-by-case application submitted by a medical or nurse practitioner.

SOUTH KOREA

Where is it safe to purchase & consume?

On Nov. 23, 2018, South Korea became the first East Asian country to legalize cannabis-based medical products, albeit with heavy regulation. Patients must apply to the government with a doctor’s prescription, medical records, and a qualifying condition to be approved by the government on a case-by-case basis. Then they may order online through the Korea Orphan Drug Center, a government organization that arranges access to rare medicines. The medicine must be picked up at the center’s offices in Seoul. Those outside the region must travel.

How Old Do I Need
to Be to Consume?N/ARecreationalNot SpecifiedMedical

Possession Limit
for FlowerN/ARecreationalN/AMedical

Possession Limit
for ConcentratesN/ARecreationalNot SpecifiedMedical

Required Testing

N/A

Qualifying Conditions and Patient Rights

The only qualifying conditions as of March 2019 are two forms of epilepsy: Lennox-Gastaut and Dravet syndromes. The only currently allowed product was Epidiolex, an FDA-approved cannabidiol.

SPAIN

Where is it safe to purchase & consume?

In Spain, there is no limit to the amount of marijuana you are allowed to possess (unless authorities have reason to believe you are distributing). While public consumption is technically illegal, social cannabis clubs are an exception. These clubs are also where consumers purchase marijuana. Membership is only open to Spanish citizens.

How Old Do I Need
to Be to Consume?18+RecreationalN/AMedical

Possession Limit
for Flower98gRecreationalN/AMedical

Possession Limit
for Concentrates98gRecreationalN/AMedical

Required Testing

There is currently no lab testing required by the country.

Qualifying Conditions and Patient Rights

N/A – there is no medical marijuana, only adult-use. This page was last updated on January 1, 2018.

SWITZERLAND

Where is it safe to purchase & consume?

In Switzerland, adult-use marijuana is illegal, though possession of a minor amount of potency (with no more than one percent THC) has been decriminalized to a fine. There are more than 140 licensed retailers selling low-THC cannabis for medical purposes. Public consumption is illegal.

How Old Do I Need
to Be to Consume?Not specifiedRecreationalNot specifiedMedical

Possession Limit
for Flower10gRecreational10gMedical

Possession Limit
for Concentrates10gRecreational10gMedical

Required Testing

There is currently no lab testing required by the country.

Qualifying Conditions and Patient Rights

N/A This page was last updated on January 1, 2018.

URUGUAY

Where is it safe to purchase & consume?

Cannabis is available to Uruguayan citizens and permanent residents 18 and older. Cannabis is not available for sale to tourists. Cannabis can be purchased only at government-run pharmacies. Individuals can purchase up to 40 grams, or 1.4 ounces, per month; according to subsequent regulations, the limit is 10 grams, or 0.35 ounces, per week.. Uruguay’s cannabis law forbids cannabis use in indoor public spaces where tobacco use is prohibited. Uruguay prohibits any form of advertising or promotion. Nonmedical users must register to buy marijuana and choose only one of the three legal forms of cannabis supply: home growing, clubs, or commercial purchase. When the law was passed, pharmacies were not required to sell cannabis and most chose not to opt into the system, leading to long lines at the pharmacies that do provide marijuana. The government is considering creating designated dispensaries.

How Old Do I Need
to Be to Consume?18+Recreational18+Medical

Possession Limit
for Flower40gRecreationalN/AMedical

Possession Limit
for ConcentratesN/ARecreationalN/AMedical

Required Testing

Uruguay currently doesn’t require lab testing.

Qualifying Conditions and Patient Rights

Uruguay has not set qualifying conditions, although it is recommended for a few uses, including pain relief, cancer, seizures, epilepsy, and degenerative neurological diseases. This page was last updated on June 7, 2019.

US VIRGIN ISLANDS

Where is it safe to purchase & consume?

The U.S. Virgin Islands established a legal structure for medical marijuana on January 19, 2019, when Democratic Gov. Albert Bryan Jr. signed into law Bill No. 32-0135, the Virgin Islands Medical Cannabis Patient Care Act, which was approved by the legislature on December 28, 2018. Patients will apply to the OCR for an identification card that permits patients to use, grow, and otherwise access medical marijuana. Patients also must have a qualifying condition and a written certification by a health-care practitioner with whom they have a bona fide relationship.  A dispensary may not dispense more than 3 ounces, or 85 grams, of dried cannabis per patient within a  14-day period. 

How Old Do I Need
to Be to Consume?N/ARecreational18+Medical

Possession Limit
for FlowerN/ARecreational3 ozMedical

Possession Limit
for Concentrates N/A Recreational N/A Medical

Required Testing

N/A

Qualifying Conditions and Patient Rights

Alzheimer’s disease; Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), or Lou Gehrig’s disease; Arthritis; Autism; Cachexia, or wasting syndrome; Cancer; Chronic or severe pain; Crohn’s disease; Diabetes; Glaucoma; Hepatitis C; HIV/AIDS; Huntington’s disease; Multiple sclerosis; Neuropathy; Opiate use disorder; Parkinson’s disease; Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD); Seizures; Severe nausea; Terminal illness; Traumatic brain injury; Ulcerative colitis.

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