Tobacco, Vapour & Cannabis Control
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Cannabis Legalization

As of Oct. 17, 2018, the use of non-medical cannabis (marijuana) in Canada is legal for adults. In B.C., the legal age for use and possession is 19 and older, as per the new provincial Cannabis Control and Licensing Act – Bill 30.

Learn more about how Interior Health is helping protect public health and ensure the safety of our patients and clients, as well as our staff, physicians, and volunteers.

Tobacco & Vapour Product Control

On Sept. 1, 2016, the Tobacco and Vapour Products Control Act came into effect. The changes affect both residents and retailers in British Columbia.

Learn more about our involvement with tobacco and vapour product control.

E-Substances Regulation

On July 20, 2020, the E-Substances Regulation came into effect. The changes affect retailers in British Columbia.

Learn more about our involvement with E-substances and how they are covered by legislation.

 

As a step towards reconciliation, Interior Health acknowledges the land that we live, work, and play on as the traditional territories of the Dakelh Dene, Ktunaxa, Nlaka’pamux, Secwepemc, St’at’imc, Syilx and Tsilhqot’in peoples. It is with humility that we continue to strengthen our relationships with the First Nation, Métis, and Inuit peoples of the interior.
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