Cannabis FAQ

How old do I have to be to purchase cannabis at Mood Cannabis Co?

To purchase legal cannabis within the Province of British Columbia, consumers must be 19 at the date of purchase. ID will be confirmed at point of sale.

How much cannabis can I legally purchase in one transaction?

The purchase limit per transaction is 30 grams of dried cannabis, or its equivalent. For these purposes, 1 gram of dried cannabis is equivalent to 5g of fresh cannabis, and 1 cannabis seed.

How much will my legal cannabis cost?

The cost of legal cannabis ranges by strain, brand, potency, terpene profile, and Licensed Producer. Our prices will range from $7-15. All products will be subject to GST (5%) and PST (7% for cannabis).

What products should I use for my particular medical conditions?

Mood Cannabis Co. is strictly licensed to provide adult use or recreational use cannabis only. Mood Cannabis Co. and its employees are not qualified to provide medical advice or information. If you are looking to treat a medical condition with cannabis, consider registering for your Access to Cannabis for Medical Purposes Registration (ACMPR).

Mood Cannabis Co. helps consumers choose cannabis products based on their stated desired effect, relying on consumer and product data to help serve customers based on similar characteristics and desired effects.

What is the difference between recreational and medical cannabis?

In British Columbia, only retailers who are licensed to sell recreational cannabis may do so legally. Recreational cannabis is available for those aged 19+ with proof of ID. Recreational cannabis is not intended to self-medicate.

For Canadians who are interested to use cannabis for medical purposes, we encourage you to look into the Access to Cannabis for Medical Purposes Registration (ACMPR), where your cannabis use will be supervised by a doctor, where you will receive recommendations based on your medical condition and associated symptoms.

What products are available for me to purchase?

At present, dried cannabis, cannabis oil, cannabis capsules, and cannabis seeds are available at legal cannabis retail stores. We look forward to expanding cannabis product offerings as the process of legalization unfolds.

What types of cannabis products are not permitted for purchase in legal cannabis stores?

Currently, it is not permitted to sell cannabis edibles, beverages, concentrates, or topical products in legal cannabis stores. Health Canada is currently examining the suitability for alternative products in regards to dosing, testing and quality assurance as it pertains to these products before they will permit them to be sold within legal cannabis stores.

How much cannabis can I possess?

The Cannabis Act prohibits adults of legal age to possess more than 30 grams of cannabis in public. It’s strictly prohibited for people under the legal age to be in possession of cannabis.

Can I drive with my cannabis in my car?

In British Columbia it is strictly prohibited to operate a vehicle while smoking or vaping cannabis. Cannabis in a car must be stored in a closed or fastened container and out of the reach of the driver.

Can I travel with my cannabis across Canada?

In many cases, you are permitted to travel with cannabis on airplanes on domestic flights only, restricting possession to 30 grams. You will want to make sure you have your cannabis sealed and labeled. It is not permitted to pack bulk amounts of cannabis in your suitcase for domestic travel. It is absolutely prohibited to leave the country of Canada with cannabis. If you are flying across Canada with legal cannabis, you are advised to check the cannabis policies of your airline.

What is the best way to consume cannabis?

There are many different ways to consume cannabis. At present, only dried cannabis, cannabis oil, and cannabis capsules are available for legal purchase at cannabis retail stores. See the Cannabis Education – Consumption Methods section of our website to learn more about the ways to consume cannabis.

Where can I consume my legal cannabis in British Columbia?

It is permitted for adults 19+ to smoke or vape cannabis in public spaces where tobacco smoking and vaping is permitted. Be mindful of your surroundings when smoking or vaping in public places.

Smoking and vaping cannabis are not allowed in the following public places:

  • Playgrounds, sports fields, skate parks, swimming pools and spray pools, or any decks or seating areas associated these places
  • Public buildings, workplaces, or common areas of apartments, condos, or dormitories, and within six metres of air intakes, windows, and doorways attached to these places
  • Within six metres of bus stops, transit shelters, train stations, ferry docks and similar places
  • Regional and municipal parks, except for designated campsites
  • Provincial parks, except for areas identified or designated
  • Public patios
  • Health board properties, except in designated smoking areas

If your hotel permits it, registered hotel guests may smoke or vape cannabis in their hotel room.

Consumption is banned on K-12 school properties, as well as any adjacent sidewalks or boulevards.

It’s also illegal for both driver and passenger(s) to consume non-medical cannabis in a car.

Is cannabis purchased from a legal cannabis store safe?

Cannabis that is sold within a legal cannabis store is purchased from a Health Canada-approved Licensed Producer (LP). As part of the distribution process, all cannabis produced by LPs must pass a rigorous testing process that tests for pesticides, moulds, and terpenoid and cannabinoid content.

How long can I expect the effects of cannabis to last?

Different strains produce different effects, just as different strains affect everybody (and everybody) differently. Our Moodmakers can assist you in finding strains and cannabis products that are a compliment to their desired effect.

Can I drive after consuming cannabis?

In Canada, it is an offense to engage in drug-impaired driving. Law enforcement in different municipalities are trained to detect drug-impaired driving and enforce laws using field sobriety testing, a series of tests and toxicological samples, screening equipment and blood samples.

Bill C-46 passed alongside Bill C-45 (The Cannabis Act) which authorized law enforcement to test for the presence of drugs (including cannabis) at the roadside or subsequently if impairment is suspected. Penalties for drug-impaired driving include fines up to $1000, to up to 120 days imprisonment for repeated penalties.

Mood Cannabis Co. strictly discourages consumers from driving while under the influence of cannabis, and encourages consumers to find alternative means for safe transportation that does not put themselves or anyone else in a potential situation of risk.