If you live in the province of B.C. and are into smoking the wacky tobacky you will be able to buy it legally if you are at least 19 years of age.

The government has just released the age requirement as part of its ongoing plan to make smoking pot for recreational purposes legal by next summer and as of then, residents of B.C. who are at least 19 years old can legally possess, purchase and consume the drug.

In a news release today, Solicitor General Mike Farnworth stated that the legal age for marijuana consumption was in line with alcohol and tobacco regulations and is in place to protect young people.

“We will continue to consider your opinions as we further develop policy and legislation that is in the best interests of this province, ensuring a made-in-B.C. approach to the legalization of non-medical cannabis,” Farnworth said.

Earlier this year, the Trudo government announced plans to make marijuana legal to smoke for recreational purposes, and the first legal pot shops will be set up in Ontario next summer.

Beth Harrell

Beth Harrell is a reporter for Plains Ledger. After graduating from The University of Alberta,, Beth got an internship at CTV news affiliate WBC-TV and worked as a reporter and videographer. Beth has also worked as a reporter for Huff Post Canada. Beth mostly covers entertainment and community events for Plains Ledger.