Laws & Regulations

What Forms of ID are Accepted for Cannabis Delivery?

June 20, 2022

At Firebird Delivery, we believe ordering cannabis should be easy and convenient while still remaining safe and reliable. In compliance with federal regulations, all Firebird cannabis deliveries require that the recipient present proof of age with a valid photo ID upon delivery. Thankfully, there are many acceptable forms of ID to choose from.

Valid Cannabis Delivery ID

Blue Ontario driver's licence with image of a woman on the left side and information like name, sex, and class on the right
Only government-issued identification cards will be accepted for cannabis delivery.
Photo credit: Shutterstock

A valid ID must be government-issued with a unique identifier number, current (not expired), and include the recipient’s name, signature, date of birth, and photograph.

Accepted ID

  • Driver’s licence (Canadian / Foreign)
  • Provincial / Territorial Identification card
  • Canadian Forces Identity card
  • Certificate of Indian Status card
  • Canadian/Foreign Passport
  • Permanent Resident card
  • Firearm Acquisition / Firearm Possession card
  • Canadian National Institute for the Blind (CNIB) ID card
  • Health card with photo (where permitted)

Not Accepted ID

Only government-issued identification will be accepted to complete a cannabis delivery. This means work or university IDs are not valid.

A green student Identification card that has information like the university, name, and birthday on left and picture of man on the right.
University IDs are not a valid form of identification for cannabis delivery.
Photo credit: Shutterstock

Note that Canadian citizenship cards are not listed above. While the cards stopped being issued in 2012, many dispensaries still accept them as a valid proof of age. And since citizenship cards issued after 1977 never expire, it is difficult to imagine delivery services declining to recognize them. That said, the absence of the card from this list does give postal carriers the right to refuse the obsolete ID, particularly if it is in poor physical condition, so a delivery person might be similarly inclined. Therefore, more current form should be used if possible.


Most adults have a valid ID to present from the list above, but it’s always a good idea to check and make sure, especially before you place your delivery order. For the smoothest delivery experience, be sure to have it at the ready when the driver arrives. Firebird lets you track your deliveriesso you’ll know right when it’s on the way

Frequently Asked Questions

Do I Need to Show my ID for Weed Delivery?

Yes. Delivery recipients or those picking up packages from a delivery service must prove their age with a valid form of ID.

How Old Do You Have to Be to Order Weed?

The legal age to purchase cannabis is determined by the provinces.

In Alberta, customers must be 18.

In British Columbia, Manitoba, New Brunswick, Newfoundland and Labrador, the Northwest Territories, Nova Scotia, Nunavut, Ontario, Prince Edward Island, Saskatchewan, and Yukon customers must be 19.

In Quebec, customers must be 21.

Can I Use My Passport As ID for Weed Delivery?

Firebird Delivery accepts Canadian and foreign passports. Proof of residency is not required.