The production, sale and use of recreational cannabis became legal in Canada on October 17, 2018 under the federal government’s Cannabis Act, 2017.
We want to know how you feel about the smoking/use of, and the retail sale of, recreational cannabis in Mississauga. There are two ways that you can have your say:
The federal legislation that legalizes recreational cannabis comes into effect on October 17, 2018.
In Ontario, the legal age limit to buy, use, possess and grow recreational cannabis is 19 years or older.
Recreational cannabis can only be used:
Recreational cannabis cannot be used in:
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As of October 17, 2018, you can order cannabis products online through the Ontario Cannabis Store which will be operated by the Government of Ontario. In April 2019, you will also be able to make purchases at provincially-regulated retail locations.
This is not yet known. The province will approve and licence retail store locations and the number of stores. The Government of Ontario is providing municipalities with the ability to opt-out of having retail locations within their jurisdiction. Mississauga City Council has until January 22, 2019 to make the decision to opt-out or permit retail stores. The province will continue to consult with municipalities including Mississauga, Peel Public Health and Peel Regional Police on the implementation of the private retail model.
Nuisance odour caused by a neighbour smoking cannabis is not in contravention of any City by-law. Neighbours should be respectful and considerate of one another when consuming cannabis on private property.
Yes, Mississauga City Council is looking to make a decision on whether or not to opt out at its December 12, 2018 meeting.
The province has decided on a licensed and regulated private retail model for the sale of recreational cannabis. Regulations include the establishment of a buffer zone of at least 150 metres from the property line of a public/private school. This will ensure that cannabis will not be offered for sale at retail locations close to schools. Residents and the City/Region will have 15 days to provide comments to the AGCO on a specific store location if it is felt the buffer needs to be bigger or there are other concerns.
Below is a city-wide map, as well as maps by ward, showing the location of public/private schools and the buffer zone for each location.