Keep it legal

The information on this page is for general informational purposes only. Review the Yukon Cannabis Control and Regulation Act and Regulations  and the federal cannabis regulations for more details on what is legal. 

 

How old must I be to buy, possess and consume cannabis?

You must be 19 years of age to be able to buy, possess and consume cannabis in Yukon. It is illegal to provide cannabis to anyone under the age of 19 and for anyone under the age of 19 to possess any cannabis in Yukon.

Where can I legally buy cannabis?

Only retailers licensed by the Yukon Liquor Corporation and the Cannabis Yukon retail and online stores can legally sell cannabis. Any cannabis purchased from these retailers will have a Yukon excise sticker on the packaging.

We will update our website with the locations of additional licensed retailers as they become licensed.

You cannot legally buy non-medical cannabis from online stores for delivery in Yukon other than the CannabisYukon.org.

Where can I consume cannabis?

Cannabis consumption is legal only at a home or yard of a permanent or temporary residence as defined in the law as a dwelling-house, unless the home or yard has restrictions on cannabis consumption or has a daycare or preschool located in it. Cannabis cannot be consumed or accessible in a motor vehicle.

If you’re caught consuming in public or another place which is not a residence, a law enforcement officer will either give you a warning, seize the cannabis or issue a ticket.

Landlords can prohibit smoking or vaping and growing of cannabis plants within rental properties. Tenancy agreements that include no smoking clauses include the smoking and/or vaping of cannabis. Landlords and tenants should work together to clarify rental agreements and put what’s agreed to in writing. If you have questions about what is permitted, contact the Residential Tenancies Office or download their cannabis information sheet for landlords and tenants

If you are renting a hotel room or a camp site, check with the organization's policy and rules for cannabis consumption.  

For more information on where you can consume review Yukon's Cannabis Control and Regulation Act, Part 1, Section 3.

How much cannabis can I have in public?

You can have up to 30 grams of dried cannabis, or its equivalent, in your possession in public.

At retail and online stores you can buy up to 30 grams of dried cannabis, or its equivalent, per purchase. This limit is to prevent anyone from exceeding the legal personal public possession limit.

More information on possession limits and legal cannabis products can be found on the Health Canada website.

What are cannabis equivalencies?

Different cannabis products have different cannabis equivalencies.

One gram of dried cannabis is equal to:

  • 5 grams of fresh cannabis
  • 70 grams of liquid product
  • 1 cannabis plant seed

Thirty grams of dried cannabis is equivalent to:

  • 150 grams of fresh cannabis
  • 2100 grams of liquid (e.g oil) product
  • 30 cannabis plant seeds
Can I travel with cannabis?

Do not take cannabis products across the border, even if legal in the state or country you are traveling to.

When traveling within Canada, learn and follow the cannabis laws of the province or territory you are going to. 

For more information about traveling with cannabis visit Canada.ca

How should I transport or carry cannabis?

When you transport cannabis in a vehicle in Yukon it must be secured in a closed container and not with reach of the driver or passengers.

It is against the law for the driver or passengers to use cannabis while in a vehicle, even if it is not in motion. 

Drug-impaired driving

It is illegal to drive while impaired by drugs such as cannabis or alcohol.

If you are going to consume, park your vehicle, snowmobile or quad. If you have cannabis products in your vehicle, make sure they are in a closed container and out of reach of both the driver and any passengers.

What cannabis products are legal to consume?

Not all forms of cannabis are available for legal sale. Currently the following non-medical cannabis products are legal in Canada:

  • cannabis oil
  • cannabis gel caps
  • whole and milled dried cannabis flower
  • cannabis plant seeds
  • cannabis plants

The sale of edibles containing cannabis and cannabis concentrates will be permitted within a year and we will update our product selection then.

Concentrates such as vaping oil, hashish, shatter, resin, phoenix tears and honey oil are not currently legal. Visit Health Canada for further information on what products are legal. 

Keeping youth safe

There are strict penalties for providing or exposing cannabis products to people under the age of 19. No exemptions! 

Youth are especially vulnerable to the effects of cannabis, as research shows the brain is not fully developed until around age 25. This is because THC, the substance which gives the “high” in cannabis, affects the same machinery in the brain that directs brain development.

Where can I grow cannabis and how much can I grow?

A person who is 19 years of age or older can legally grow up to four cannabis plants for personal use, as long as the plants are grown from seeds or plant material that were legally obtained. Four plants are the maximum number allowed at any one dwelling house (private residence and adjoining property).

An adult who chooses to grow cannabis plants must do so at their primary residence. You are still limited to growing no more than four plants if you have more than one property.

Commercial cannabis (i.e., cannabis grown for retail sale) can only be grown by a producer that is licensed under the federal Cannabis Act. Visit Health Canada for more information on becoming a licensed producer.

What training do people have to take to legal sell cannabis?

The Yukon Liquor Corporation has an online and in-class training certification course that is mandatory for cannabis retail staff and licensees. This training is to ensure that retail staff are able to assist consumers in making informed and safe choices, and that they understand their responsibilities to their customers. The course will cover topics including: 

  • legislation and policy;
  • how to tell if someone is under the influence of an intoxicate;
  • what is cannabis and its properties;
  • health risks associated with cannabis use;
  • cannabis potency;
  • rules for selling cannabis;
  • acceptable identification;
  • buying and transporting cannabis; and
  • when to refuse to sell cannabis.

We expect the online training course to take three to six hours to complete.

For more information about the laws and regulations surrounding non-medical cannabis review Yukon's legislation and regulations or information at Health Canada.