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Non-medical cannabis

Shop for cannabis at www.CannabisYukon.org 

Downloadable information:

Cannabis and animal care
As of September 2018 there are no Health Canada approved CBD products for animals.

Natural health products and veterinary health products are only permitted to include parts of the cannabis plant that do not contain phytocannabinoids such as CBD or THC.

Canada’s Cannabis Act prohibits non-medical cannabis retailers to promote cannabis or recommend cannabis for health issues.

The Canadian Veterinary Medical Association has published information on cannabis and animals at: https://www.canadianveterinarians.net/news-events/news/answering-questions-on-legalization-cannabis-what-it-means-for-veterinary-profession

Information has been sourced from:
Health Canada, Guidance for the Cannabis Act, the Food and Drugs Act, and related regulations https://www.canada.ca/en/health-canada/services/drugs-health-products/drug-products/applications-submissions/guidance-documents/guidance-cannabis-act-food-and-drugs-act-related-regulations/document.html#a53:

West Coast Veterinarian Magazine, the quarterly publication of the CVMA-Society of BC Veterinarians Chapter, Let’s Talk About Cannabis, Nicolette Joosting, DVM, page 40 to 42 https://www.canadianveterinarians.net/news-events/news/west-coast-veterinarian-magazine-fall-2018

Is CBD oil regulated or can I buy it from anyone?

CBD products, whether from hemp or cannabis are regulated by the federal Cannabis Act and can only be purchased through a licensed retailer, such as Cannabis Yukon.

Keep non-medical cannabis legal
Adults who are 19 years or older are able to:

  • Possess up to 30 g of legal dried cannabis or the equivalent on their person.
  • Share up to 30 g of legal cannabis with other adults in Canada.
  • Purchase cannabis products from a Yukon Liquor Corporation licensed retailer.
  • Grow up to four plants per household.

It is illegal to provide non-medical cannabis to anyone under the age of 19 and for anyone under the age of 19 to possess any amount of non-medical cannabis in Yukon.

It is illegal and dangerous to drive while under the influence of cannabis or other intoxicants.

Where can I buy cannabis in Yukon?
Legal cannabis retail locations.

Online purchases can be made at https://cannabisyukon.org/.

Can I buy cannabis online?
The only legal online non-medical cannabis retailer that can deliver within Yukon is YLC’s online store, www.CannabisYukon.org. You will not be able to purchase from other online sites for delivery to a Yukon address.

Can I travel with cannabis?
Do not take cannabis products across the border, even if legal in the state or country you are traveling to.

When traveling within Canada, learn and follow the cannabis laws of the province or territory you are going to. If you use cannabis, purchase and consume it within the province or territory you are in.

For more information visit Cannabis and the border.

What is the difference between medical and non-medical cannabis?
Both medical and non-medical cannabis products may contain THC and/or CBD. Although medical and non-medial cannabis products are similar, retail staff at non-medical cannabis stores are not authorized to give medical advice.

If you require advice on using cannabis for medical reasons, please speak to your doctor or another medical professional.

How do I become a licensed cannabis retailer in Yukon?
Review application information.

What kinds of products will I be able to buy?
YLC’s goal is to ensure an assortment of non-medical cannabis products is available.

The federal legislation only allows for certain cannabis products to be available in the first year. Some products that YLC sell are:

  • whole flower
  • ground flower
  • pre-rolled cannabis
  • oil
  • oil capsules
  • seeds

YLC is not currently selling cannabis seedlings but may do so in the future.

As of October 17, 2019 Health Canada is accepting applications from licensed producers to be able to manufacture edibles, extracts and topicals. The application process is expected to take 60 days and, if the product is approved, additional time to make. We expect the new products to be ready for ordering late December 2019.  

For more information on what will be legal to buy please visit https://www.canada.ca/en/health-canada/services/drugs-medication/cannabis/about.html

Where is YLC getting the supply of cannabis?
All of the supply agreements are non-exclusive so licensed producers can be added as needed, including potential Yukon producers.

YLC has chosen to source licensed suppliers closest to market to keep shipping costs as low as possible while also ensuring a variety of brands and products are available. YLC currently has supply agreements with the following federally licensed producers:

  • Tilray/High Park
  • Canopy Growth/Tweed
  • Broken Coast
  • Whistler Cannabis Company
  • Aphria
  • Aurora
  • Canna Farms
  • Zenabis
  • Emerald Health Therapeutics

YLC is working to secure other supply agreements with licensed producers.

How do I apply to be a licensed producer of cannabis?
The federal government regulates the process for becoming a licensed cannabis producer. For more information on how to obtain a producer licence visit: https://www.canada.ca/en/health-canada/services/drugs-health-products/medical-use-marijuana/licensed-producers/application-process-becoming-licensed-producer.html

How does YLC ensures only adults buy cannabis?
The legal age for purchasing non-medical cannabis in Yukon is 19. Stores must verify the age of anyone who appears to be under 19 before they are allowed to enter.

The online retail website has an age verification process at time of entering the site, at the time of sale, and at product delivery.

The departments of Justice, Education, Community Services and Health and Social Services, along with YLC have developed educational campaigns and training that aim to keep youth safe from cannabis.

What training do people have to take to sell non-medical cannabis? 
Be A Responsible Server-Cannabis (BARS-C) is the mandatory online training certification course for cannabis retail staff and licensees. The intent is to ensure that retail staff are able to assist consumers in making informed and safe choices, and that they understand their responsibilities to their customers.

Learn more about the BARS-C course.