On October 17, 2018 Canada became the second country in the world to legalize marijuana (Uruguay was the first). Online sales of marijuana are now available throughout Canada via private online retailers and government run websites.
Each Canadian province sets its own age limits and retail models. Most provinces mirror their liquor laws in terms of minimum age and other requirements. In British Columbia, for example, the minimum age for purchase is 19; and marijuana can be purchased from a government online site with delivery by Canada Post. Both government and private retail marijuana stores are allowed in B.C., although there is only one store currently open – a B.C. provincial store in Kamloops. More stores are in the works, however, as there are 173 applications pending for additional retail stores in the province.