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.
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.
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.
Through Health Canada, the Government of Canada regulates the production of cannabis, while the Government of Ontario authorizes its distribution and sale.
Yes. You can grow up to four plants per private residential dwelling (not per person).
The current ability and process to legally purchase medical cannabis will continue to exist. For more information, visit Health Canada or speak to your physician.
As of October 17, 2018, recreational cannabis will be legal across Canada. The public possession limit of a maximum of 30 grams per individual is the same in all provinces and territories. Crossing the Canadian border with cannabis remains illegal, even after legalization. More information related to cannabis and travelling across the Canadian border can be found on the Government of Canada’s webpage here.