Cannabis & The Black Market

There may be other health and safety risks associated with cannabis obtained illegally.

  • THC potency of illegal cannabis is often unknown, so you could end up using a stronger product than expected
  • Heightened and prolonged effects such as confusion or anxiety


The quality and purity of illegal cannabis cannot be guaranteed and is frequently mixed with (or contains):

  • Pesticides
  • Other drugs
  • Heavy metals
  • Moulds or fungi
  • Other contaminants

Cannabis & Code Violations

Possession over the limit of 30g (or equivalent):

  • Tickets for small amounts
  • Up to 5 years in jail


Illegal distribution or sale:

  • Tickets for small amounts
  • Up to 14 years in jail


Producing cannabis beyond personal cultivation limits or with combustible solvents:

  • Tickets for small amounts
  • Up to 14 years in jail


Taking cannabis across Canada’s borders into the U.S.

  • Up to 14 years in jail