Edibles and cannabis concentrates are not currently legal in Canada. The federal government is anticipating that the federal Cannabis Act will be amended to include edible cannabis on or before October 19, 2019. Once edibles are part of the federal legal framework, the OCS will integrate these products into its assortment. For more information on the federal government’s plan to legalize edible cannabis, please click here.
Currently, you can smoke or vape your recreational and medical cannabis in your private home, in your unit or on your balcony (depending on your building rules), in many outdoor public places (like sidewalks and parks), in designated guest rooms in hotels, motels or inns, residential boats or vehicles fitted with permanent sleeping accommodations and cooking facilities when parked or anchored and meet other criteria, and in controlled areas in: long-term care homes, certain retirement homes, residential hospices, provincially-funded supportive housing, designated psychiatric facilities or veterans’ facilities. However, other laws and policies may apply to restrict cannabis use in these places, such as municipal by-laws, condo by-laws, lease agreements, and the policies of employers and property owners.
Cannabis edibles, extracts, and topicals are not currently legal in Canada. In accordance with announcements made by Health Canada, we expect these products to rollout gradually, with first products being available for customers in late 2019 or early 2020.
For more information on the Government of Canada’s legal framework for cannabis, please click here.
If you require accommodation for the use of medical cannabis, you should consult your human resources department. As per the Cannabis Act, recreational cannabis can only be consumed in a private residence.
You may purchase seeds from OCS.ca and are legally permitted to grow up to four plants in your home (not per person). To learn more about growing at home, click here.
Through Health Canada, the Government of Canada regulates the production of cannabis, while the Government of Ontario authorizes its distribution and sale.