Cannabis and cannabis Product related
Cannabis Law and Order
Its legal to travel throughout Canada with your cannabis as long as it is contained in the original sealed packaged that it was purchased in. It is not legal to leave the country or to cross any international borders with Cannabis in tow. Better safe than sorry and leave your Cannabis at home. Remember to check the canada.ca website to get the most current iteration of the regulations.
Not yet. Once the Cannabis retail laws are relaxed you can bet we’ll be first in line for a delivery service.
Not yet. As of today only government owned cannabis retailers can provide mail order access. When this changes we’ll be the first to let you know!
This is a tough one. Many people have been consuming cannabis responsibly for years and are confident in their ability to maintain full functionality after consuming. The challenge lies within establishing a level of cannabinoid detection that is a reasonable indicator for intoxication and thus impairment. This is a case of better safe than sorry and its another area of policy where we at the Village Bloomery are advocating for clarity.
BC has legislated that children- no matter what age- are not allowed in Cannabis retail shops. We are looking at ways to support parents to get fair access so this is an issue we are working on both in terms of government relations as well as internal policy options.
You might. It depends on your landlord. We encourage you to approach this with kid gloves…which just means carefully! We wrote a little blog that could act as a guide for such a situation.
Topical creams do not currently fall under the list of Health Canada regulated Cannabis products, but don’t despair! It’s really easy to make your own topical lotions and creams check out our DIY blog to see workshop schedules and resources to help you create the best solution for you. Topical products will most likely be available within the first year following legalization.
We love dogs. We totally think dogs should be able to accompany their people to the cannabis store. BC has legislated that dogs are not welcome inside the shop. We do have an area just outside the shop where leashed and well socialized furbabies can be “parked” during your visit. Support/therapy dogs are always welcome.
In BC the rules that apply to cigarette smoking apply to smoking cannabis. If you own your own detached home you can consume any time you like. That said if you are a renter you will have to get approval from your landlord to consume or if you live in a townhouse or condo you will have to heed the bylaws of your strata. BC has a long history of a relaxed attitude around cannabis consumption so it’s unclear how much energy bylaw officers and the police department are going to dedicate to enforcing these laws but it’s better safe than sorry.! We recommend that you engage your strata and landlords in an open discussion to help educate and inform those who have fears and concerns. Many people do not know that vaporizers are a good alternative to smoking dried flowers indoors as the odor is greatly reduced as is the risk of fire.
The unregulated cannabis market in BC was robust and had a diverse range of unregulated products some of which were top of the line and others not so much. Vape pens were prolific in BC and while most were produced to the highest standards there were products that were less than ideal. The Cannabis act set out to regulate production and retail for an entire nation and the result is that we have a much more conservative program than some would like to see. Originally we were frustrated with the reduction in product diversity because we had seen first hand the benefits people were experiencing with that access however we’ve since recognized that it’s best that our entire nation be on the same page with Cannabis so that we can evolve together. Innovation and great design take place where the parameters are tight so we’re putting one foot in front of the other to support Canadian innovation in the regulated cannabis space. Health Canada has vapor pens, edible products and concentrated derivative products on their radar and plans to roll out regulations for those with in the next year.