Recreational Cannabis in Vernon

Last updated May 17, 2019


Canada has legalized recreational cannabis and it is important to know the responsibilities of the various levels of government. The federal, provincial and territorial governments share responsibility for overseeing the new system. Municipalities also have an important role to play.

Frequently Asked Questions

Recreational versus Medical Cannabis

Medical cannabis is available with a physician’s prescription by mail order and is regulated by the federal government. You cannot buy prescription cannabis at a retail location.


Government of Canada Cannabis Act 
Province of BC Cannabis Control and Licensing Act
City of Vernon Parks and Public Places Bylaw #5057
Federation of Canadian Municipalities’ Guide to Cannabis Legalization.