Ontario Cannabis Regulations
Ontario has a tightly regulated private retail model for cannabis. Medical cannabis is regulated by the Government of Canada and will continue to be subject to different rules than recreational cannabis¹. The minimum age for buying, using, possessing, and growing recreational cannabis in Ontario is 19 years. You are allowed to have a maximum of 30 grams (about one ounce) of dried cannabis (or equivalent) in public at any time.
Here are some key regulations regarding the use of cannabis in Ontario:
- You cannot smoke or vape cannabis in indoor common areas in condos, apartment buildings, and university/college residences.
- Smoking or vaping cannabis is prohibited at school, on school grounds, and all public areas within 20 meters of these grounds.
- You cannot smoke or vape cannabis within 9 meters from the entrance or exit of hospitals (public and private), psychiatric facilities, long-term care homes, and independent health facilities.
- Smoking or vaping cannabis is not allowed in publicly-owned sport fields (not including golf courses), nearby spectator areas, and public areas within 20 meters of these areas.
- You cannot consume cannabis (smoking, vaping, and eating) in a vehicle or boat that is being driven or will be driven.
Please note that this information is subject to change. For more details about Ontario’s cannabis laws, you can visit the official website of the Government of Ontario.