By Stu Lynam
WHAT IS LEGAL
- You can purchase fresh or dried cannabis and/or cannabis oil from provincially licensed retailers
- You can grow up to 4 cannabis plants per home for personal use (the plants must come from licensed seeds)
- You can create cannabis products, such as food and drinks, at home, provided that solvents are not used to make concentrated products.
BUYING/POSSESSION OF WEED
- Anyone 19 or over can buy a maximum of 30 grams of cannabis online through the Ontario Cannabis Store. Consumers will be required to provide proof of age upon delivery, and packages will not be left unattended at delivery addresses or at the door.
- You can possess up to 30 grams of legal cannabis with other adults.
- Distributing cannabis to minors carries a maximum penalty of 14 years in jail
WHERE IT CAN BE SMOKED
- Private residences
- Public places, such as sidewalks or parks
- Designated controlled areas in motels/hotels, provincially funded support housing, retirement homes and psychiatric and medical facilities
WHERE IT CAN’T BE SMOKED
- Restaurants, bars, patios
- Indoor common areas in apartments or condos, university and college campuses
- Enclosed public places and workplaces
- At schools or on school grounds and public areas within 20m of any school
- At childcare or early years centres
- Hospitals, police stations
- Employers must allow medical marijuana users to take breaks to go outside for use of medical weed related to treatment or to assist with disabilities, but employees do not now have the right to show up to work impaired.