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About legal cannabis delivery in B.C.

Only adults 19 and older are allowed to receive delivery orders and they are required to provide a name and signature to accept the delivery.

Delivery is limited to addresses in B.C.

Purchases for delivery are subject to the same individual transaction limits as at retail stores (e.g., a maximum of 30 grams of dried cannabis per transaction).

Delivery-service providers means anyone offering a delivery service other than a common carrier.

All cannabis deliveries must be made on behalf of a CRS licensee. Other entities may not purchase cannabis independently from a CRS for the purpose of delivering it for compensation.

CRS licensees are responsible for ensuring that any delivery-service provider they use complies with the rules and requirements in the Cannabis Licensing Regulation and Cannabis Retail Stores' Terms & Conditions Handbook.

Findings of the Chemical Analysis of Illicit Cannabis report

On Friday, July 8, 2022, the Province released the report Chemical Analysis of Illicit Cannabis.

Samples of illicit dried cannabis and illicit cannabis extract in vaporizer cartridges were tested at federal labs for pesticides and other chemicals.  

Every sample tested was found to contain pesticides that are not allowed for use on cannabis in the regulated market.

Key findings of this study indicate that pesticides are widely used in illicit cannabis production and that advertised THC levels are overstated in illicit vaporizer cartridges.

Vaporizer cartridges were also tested for the presence of vitamin E acetate, a substance connected with vaping-associated lung injury, and no evidence of this substance was found.

Cannabis products from the legal, regulated retail market must adhere to Health Canada’s strict testing and production requirements.

This study adds to a growing body of evidence showing that when you buy cannabis from the illicit market, you can’t be sure what’s in it.