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Legal & Limits


What is the legal age to purchase cannabis?

In Ontario, the legal minimum age to purchase and use cannabis is 19. It is illegal to purchase cannabis for anyone under the age of 19.

I am visiting your store from out of the country, can I purchase cannabis products at your store?

Absolutely, with valid ID which proves you are over 19 years of age. 
How much cannabis can I purchase in one transaction?
You may purchase up to 30 grams of dried cannabis or the equivalent in oils, capsules, or seeds. What is the equivalency for products other than cannabis? The 30 gram possession limit in the Cannabis Act is based on dried cannabis. Equivalents were developed for other cannabis products to identify what their possession limit would be. One (1) gram of dried cannabis is equal to:
  • 5 grams of fresh cannabis

  • 15 grams of edible product

  • 70 grams of liquid product

  • 0.25 grams of concentrates (solid or liquid)

  • 1 cannabis seed

How much cannabis can individuals possess? 

According to the Federal Cannabis Ace, an individual may possess, in a public place, cannabis of one or more classes (dried flower, pre-rolls, oils, capsules, seeds) equivalent to 30 grams of dried cannabis. There is a possession limit of 1000 grams or equivalent in a private place. 

Where can I legally use cannabis?

Cannabis may be used in private. It can be smoked or vaped in public in the same places that tobacco may be smoked or vaped, except in places where children commonly gather. Check your local smoking bylaws to be sure.

What ID do I need to show when purchasing cannabis?

You must show two pieces of ID, one of which must be issued by a government agency and include your name, birth date, and picture. The second must include an imprint of your name, signature and/or picture. 

Does Cannabuzz ship or deliver any products?

No, currently you may only purchase our products in store at 1459 Main St. E. Hamilton, ON. 

Can I travel with cannabis I buy from Cannabuzz?

You may travel within the province of Ontario with a maximum or 30 grams of dried cannabis or the equivalent in edibles, oils, capsules or seeds, however, you may not use any cannabis products in any vehicles, whether they are moving or parked. It's illegal to transport cannabis across the Canadian border. Cannabis laws are different between provinces and territories. This includes legal age, where you can smoke, use and buy cannabis. Make sure you learn the laws before you travel. 
Never transport cannabis over international borders. 

Why did the Canadian federal government legalize cannabis?

The federal government has legalized cannabis in order to strictly regulate and restrict access to cannabis in Canada. The Cannabis Act implements a new comprehensive public health approach that will be more effective in protecting youth and keeping profits our of the pockets of criminals and organized crime.

What role does the Ontario Cannabis Store play in the sale of cannabis?

The Ontario Cannabis Store (OCS) is the sole, wholesale distributor or non-medical cannabis for the province. 

Can I bring my underage child into Ontario cannabis stores?

No, unlike The Beer Store or LCBO stores, you may not being anyone under the age of 19 into a provincially licensed cannabis store. 

How do you ensure that minors can't access Ontario cannabis stores?

Age verification takes place at the entrance to Cannabuzz, so please ensure you bring two pieces of ID to prove that you are 19 or older. 

What are penalties for sharing cannabis with young people?

The Cannabis Act created two new offences, with maximum penalties of 14 years in jail for giving or selling cannabis to youth or using youth to commit a cannabis-related offence. 

Product Information

What products are available to customers in Ontario?

Ontarians, aged 19 and older, are able to purchase dried cannabis flower, pre-rolled joints, edibles, vape pens/cartridges, concentrates, oils, capsules, topicals, seeds, and cannabis accessories. All cannabis products are purchased by Cannabuzz via the Ontario Cannabis Store.

Who provides cannabis to the OCS?

The OCS will only purchase non-medical cannabis from federally licensed producers, approved by Health Canada. 

Who ensures the safety of the products in Cannabuzz?

All cannabis products undergo lab-testing at licensed facilities as per Health Canada safety standards. Approved non-medical cannabis products will be safely transported to the OCS's warehouse by appropriately regulated transport agents before they are distributed to the public retail stores.

Is cannabis I buy in-store fresh?

All cannabis flower is cured or dried to ideal levels by licensed producers before it is sold to customers. Products are kept in sealed packaging until purchased and efforts are made to maintain freshness at all times. 

What is a strain?

Strains are different varieties of cannabis that each come with their own unique array of genetics, cannabinoids and terpenes. Different strains may result in a different experience, depending on a number of factors. Continue reading below...

What are indica, sativa, hybrid and high- CBD products?

Generally known by its latin name, Cannabis sativa, cannabis has historically been though as consisting of at least two types, indica and sativa, which are believed to differ in terms of places or origin, height and leaf shape. Most strains today are hybrid, a genetic cross between indica and sativa plants. A high-CBD product, containing greater than 4% CBD by weight, may either be indica-dominant, sativa-dominant, or a hybrid. 

What are cannabinoids?

Cannabis contains hundreds of organic compounds. More than 100 of these are known as cannabinoids, including tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and cannabidiol (CBD), that are made and stored in the plants trichomes. 

What are terpenes?

Terpenes are organic compounds made and stored in the trichomes of the cannabis plant, with the cannabinoids. Terpenes give cannabis its distinctive smells like citrus, berry, mint and pine. 
The development of terpenes in cannabis began for adaptive purposes: to repel predators and lure pollinators. There are many factors that influence a plants development of terpenes, including climate, weather, age and maturation, fertilizers, soil type and even the time of day. 
Over 100 different terpenes have been identified in the cannabis plant, and every strain tends toward a unique terpene type and composition. Terpenes may also play a key role in differentiating the effects of various cannabis strains - challenging stand beliefs held about indica vs. sativa strains. However, more studies are needed to understand how and to what extent. 

Why do amounts of THC and CBD in a product sometimes change?

Total cannabinoids in a particular strain can differ slightly from one batch to the next, depending on a number of factors. It's important to remember that cannabis is a plant and it is common for some variability to occur.

How accurate are the THC and CBD percentages written on the package and online?

Cannabis is an agricultural product and as such there is some expected variation between harvests and batches. The product you receive may not be exactly as illustrated. The displayed THC and CBD ranges are estimates provided by the federally licensed producer. When you receive and order, please check the THC and CBD ranges on the package(s). In the event of a discrepancy between the website and a package, you should rely on the information on the package. 

What is the product label information telling me?

Product labels will include the name and contact information of the licensed producer, a brand name, the amount of THC and CBD, storage instructions, quality attributes, safety warnings, packaging date, lot number, weight, and Health Canada's THC warning symbol. 

How can I tell how strong my product is? 

Each product label will include the pre-consumption and total amounts of THC and CBD, in a percentage of the products weight. The higher the percentage, the more concentrated the product. Each body is difference and may have a different experience. We encourage customers to start with small doses. 

I don't want to smoke cannabis. Is there other ways to use it?

Yes, there are many smokeless ways to ingest cannabis including edibles, cannabis oils, sprays, topicals and capsules.

Will transporting packages cannabis result in an odour?

In its sealed original packaging, cannabis products should not result in an odour. Once opened or transferred to another container, consumers may find that their products have an aroma. Store cannabis products securely.

How do I store my cannabis after I've purchased it?

Store your cannabis in a sealed container, in a cool, and dry place.

Health & Safety


Is using cannabis bad for my health? 

There is many short and long-term effects from using cannabis including physical dependency and cannabis use disorder that may result from frequent use. 

What should I do if I experience and adverse reaction or feel ill after consuming a product? 

If you have any health issues after using cannabis, you should consult your healthcare provider. 
If you would like to make a report to the government about an adverse reaction, you can do so here.

Can I overdose on cannabis?

Overuse of cannabis may lead to many short and long-term health effects, including psychotic episodes characterized by paranoia, delusions or hallucinations. 

Can I become dependent on cannabis?

Continued, frequent use can lead to physical dependency and cannabis use disorder. You may be at a higher risk if you have a family history of mental illness or other types of mental disorders. If you or someone you know is worries about cannabis use, consult your physician.