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Cannabis is defined as anything containing the psychoactive THC (including vaping of cannabis-derived liquids).

  • a maximum jail term of 15 years for anyone who deals in cannabis, or provides it to a child.
  • Anyone who smokes cannabis in public, or too close to a window, or “in the immediate presence of any non-consenting adult person” may be jailed for up to two years.
  • Smoking around children can result in up to four years in jail.

Legal limits for personal, legal use at home are set to:

  • unlimited for seeds and seedlings
  • four flowering plants for those living alone, or eight for homes with two adults or more
  • 600 grams of dried cannabis if you live alone, or 1.2 kilograms in homes with two or more adults.
  • In public places, possession is set to 100 grams of cannabis or one flowering plant.

For purposes of exchange between individuals (no remuneration involved) limits are set to:

  • 30 seeds or seedlings, or a mixture of the two one flowering plant
  • 100 grams of dry cannabis.

The purpose of the Cannabis for Private Purposes Bill [B19 – 2020] is to:

  • Respect the right to privacy of an adult person to possess cannabis plant cultivation material; to cultivate a prescribed quantity of cannabis plants; possess a prescribed quantity of cannabis; and to smoke and consume cannabis;
  • Regulate the possession of cannabis plant cultivation material; the cultivation of cannabis plants; the possession of cannabis; and the smoking and consumption of cannabis by an adult person;
  • Protect adults and children against the harms of cannabis;
  • Provide for the expungement of criminal records of persons convicted of possession or use of cannabis;
  • Delete and amend provisions of certain laws; and
  • Provide for matters connected therewith.

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