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There are many reasons why buying legal cannabis is important and a great way to get your favourite products. So, let us share some of those reasons with you.
Health Canada requires all legal products to have accurate information on the label, which helps you make informed choices. Remember, it is your responsibility to keep cannabis secure and out of reach of children, teens and pets. Visit here to learn more about keeping your cannabis out of reach.
Buying cannabis online can be confusing. You may think you are looking at a legal website selling legal products—however, many illegal online sites trick you with information such as health warnings and other legal symbols.
For Albertans, cannabis can only be purchased legally from a licensed retail store:
Or from Alberta's only legal, non-medical online cannabis store:
We know your “guy” has likely been providing the same products for years and it’s always been good, so it can’t be risky, right? Well, you may be surprised to know that illegal cannabis comes with higher risks of unknown contaminants. For example, a recent report from National Collaborating Centre for Environmental Health in BC found fungicide in 16 out of 18 illegal samples.
You may be wondering what legal cannabis looks like? So, let’s go over three easy ways to tell if a product is legal.
Sometimes, it can be hard to tell if your product is legal. If you’re buying cannabis online and the site offers the following options, then it is an illegal site:
The RCMP and Edmonton Police Service have put together some tips to help you avoid purchasing illegal cannabis products. You can see the EPS’ complete list of tips here. Also, Health Canada has a short video to help guide you through purchasing legal cannabis—check it out here.