Prince Edward Island Marijuana Information

Quick FAQ

Prince Edward IslandAs of October 17th, 2018 Recreational Cannabis is now legal and shops are opening their doors! Now Cannabis can be enjoyed by adults as well as medical patients. Users on the island should be discrete and smoke in their homes if possible – public consumption is illegal and frowned upon. Although it’s unlikely first time offenders will be arrested for a small amount of marijuana consumption, it’s always best to be cognizant of one’s surroundings. Some officers will prosecute for marijuana consumption, despite the general marijuana-friendliness in Canada. If you do choose to consume in public, a discrete vape pen is your best option for staying under the radar!

Medical marijuana has been legalized in Canada since 2000. In 2013, Canada passed a new law, titled the Marihuana for Medical Purposes Regulations, and it overrode the previous medical marijuana legislation. The law updated some of the rules regarding medical marijuana access. One of the most major shifts was that under the new legislation, medical marijuana patients were not allowed to grow their own marijuana. However, that clause in the law was overruled in February 2016 when a federal court judge ruled that it is a constitutional right for medical marijuana patients to be allowed to grow their own cannabis. Growing allows patients to control the strains and doses needed for their treatment.

One unique feature of Canada’s medical marijuana program is that patients must receive their medicine by courier. There are no legally operating storefronts for patients to go and pick their marijuana strains; instead, marijuana ordering is done online with strain recommendations from a patient’s healthcare provider.

As of October 17th, 2018 Recreational Cannabis is now legal and shops are opening their doors!

To find a directory of Canadian Medical Marijuana Producers, click here!

Prince Edward Island FAQ

Is Marijuana legal in Prince Edward Island?

Yes it is, for both recreational and medical purposes! Medical marijuana is legal in Canada with a qualifying medical condition and prescription from a licensed doctor. As of October 17th, 2018 Recreational Cannabis is now legal and shops are opening their doors!

How can I get marijuana?

Canada is unique in that medical marijuana must be obtained via mail, not by visiting a medical marijuana dispensary in person. If you are a Canadian resident with a qualifying medical condition (conditions listed in the question below), you can obtain medical marijuana. You must first meet with your healthcare practitioner who will complete a Medical Document. Then, choose a Licensed Commercial Producer and register your medical document to become a client. A list of authorized producers can be found here. After registering and receiving a prescription, will be able to order directly from your Licensed Commercial Producer. You can find a list of Licensed Commercial Producers here. There are currently no licensed producers on Prince Edward Island, but residents living on the Island can order from a licensed producer located in any province.

As of October 17th, 2018 Recreational Cannabis is now legal and shops are opening their doors!

What are the qualifying medical conditions for medical marijuana?

Patients can receive a prescription for medical marijuana to treat a variety of ailments, including, but not limited to:

  • ADD/ADHD
  • Arthritis
  • Anxiety and Depression
  • Cancer
  • Chronic Pain
  • Eating Disorders
  • Epilepsy
  • Glaucoma
  • HIV/Aids
  • Loss of Appetite
  • Migraines
  • Muscular Dystrophy
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
  • Sleep disorders

What types of marijuana will be available?

The Marihuana for Medical Purposes Regulations specifies that authorized producers will be permitted to sell dried marijuana, fresh marijuana, and cannabis oils (in pill form for oral consumption). There will be a variety of strains to choose from, ranging from strong sativas to strong indicas and everything in between. Each strain has unique psychoactive effects and strengths, so be sure to ask your physician for assistance in choosing the best marijuana strain for your condition. Sativas strains are known for giving a head high with uplifting and energizing effects. Indica strains are known for their full body highs and sedative effects. When smoking an indica strain, you’re more likely to experience couch-lock. If you want to stay active, your best bet is a sativa strain.

How much will it cost?

This is dependent on the marijuana providers as well as potency and quality, but patients can expect prices to be between $7-$12 per gram. Prices tend to be closer to the $7-8 per gram when purchasing from a licensed clinic (via mail), as opposed to purchasing from an unlicensed medical marijuana dispensary, where prices run closer to $12.

How much Marijuana can I have?

Patients are permitted to possess up to a 30-day supply of marijuana as prescribed by the patient’s healthcare practitioner, with a maximum of 150 grams. Medical marijuana patients are also permitted to grow marijuana in their homes.

Where can I consume marijuana?

Marijuana consumption is limited to the home and on private property on Prince Edward Island. If choosing to consume in public, always use your discretion and common sense!

Can I take my purchase home if I live in another country?

No. All marijuana products purchased in Canada must be consumed in Canada. However, you may travel between provinces without issue. If choosing to travel with marijuana, be sure to carry your prescription information with you for easy reference.

Nothing on this website should be considered legal advice or as a substitute for legal advice. Please respect the current state of Marijuana law in your area.

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