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Where to Consume

Where to Consume FAQ

Where can I consume cannabis in PEI?

As per the Cannabis Control Act of Prince Edward Island, cannabis must be consumed in a private dwelling.

What is a private dwelling?

Per the PEI Cannabis Control Act, a private dwelling means a place that is occupied and used by the owner or lessee as a residence, together with adjacent lands or buildings that are normally used for the convenience and enjoyment of the occupant, and may include the following (subject to other restrictions imposed by landlords, or, building/site operators of temporary accommodations)

  • any house, dwelling, apartment, flat, tenement or other place that is occupied by or may be occupied by a person as a residence, or that part of any such place that is or may be occupied by a person as a residence
  • a motor home or a camper van
  • a trailer or tent
  • a boat that is:
  • moored, anchored or otherwise secured to a stationary dock or land
  • has permanent sleeping accommodations, permanent cooking facilities and permanent sanitary facilities
  • is not used to carry passengers for hire
  • a private guest room in a hotel that is occupied, in good faith, by a guest of the hotel who is duly registered in the office of the hotel as an occupant of that guest room, and who has baggage and effects belonging to him or her in the guest room. However, the room must be designated for consumption by the hotel’s management.

Can I consume cannabis in a house?

You can consume cannabis in a private home and the yard attached to a private home. You can also consume cannabis on vacant land, with the consent of the owner of that land. In rented or shared spaces where smoking is prohibited, such as rental units, community care facilities and long-term care facilities, there may be designated spaces for smoking.

Can I consume cannabis in a restaurants or bar?

Not at this time. Government may choose to designate such locations for cannabis consumption at a later date.

Where can I smoke cannabis if I live in a smoke-free rental or smoke-free condo unit?

You can smoke cannabis in a designated smoking area outside the building, if designated by the operator of the building. PEI Cannabis strongly suggests checking with building operators prior to consuming cannabis in smoke-free rental or condo units.

Can I consume cannabis in a hotel room?

Yes, if the hotel operator allows. A hotel room is included in the definition of a private dwelling under the Cannabis Control Act. However, a hotel operator has the option to prohibit any cannabis consumption in the hotel room through the terms of rental of the room. PEI Cannabis strongly suggests checking with building operators prior to consuming cannabis in a hotel room.

Can I consume cannabis in my RV or tent?

Yes, if the owner of the campground or land allows it. Both an RV and tent are considered private dwellings under the Cannabis Control Act. However, an operator or owner of the campground or land may impose restrictions on where or whether you can consume cannabis through the terms of the contract for use of the space where the RV or tent is located. PEI Cannabis strongly suggests checking with site operators prior to consuming cannabis in an RV unit or tent.

Can I consume cannabis on a boat?

You can consume cannabis on a boat that:

  • (A) is moored, anchored or otherwise secured to a stationary dock or land
  • (B) has permanent sleeping accommodations, permanent cooking facilities and permanent sanitary facilities
  • (C) is not used to carry passengers for hire

Can I consume cannabis in a provincial campground or a campground in the national park?

If a provincial park is designated as smoke free, then you are not allowed to smoke cannabis per the Cannabis Control Act. Otherwise, a tent rental would be a private dwelling and smoking would be allowed. The national park may have additional rules based on federal legislation, so PEI Cannabis strongly suggests checking with site operators prior to consuming cannabis in a campground or national park.