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The production, sale and use of recreational cannabis became legal in Canada on October 17, 2018 under the federal government’s Cannabis Act, 2017.
What is legal
- Adults 19 years and over can purchase up to 30 grams(g) (about one ounce) of cannabis online through the Ontario Cannabis Store
- Adults can have 30 g of dried cannabis in their possession
- Cannabis can be used by adults in a private home or on private property and in places where it is legal to smoke tobacco
- Condominiums/apartments can have their own rules around cannabis use/growth
- Adults can grow up to four plants per household in their residence or in their outdoor space
What is not legal
- Like tobacco, the use of cannabis is not permitted in publicly owned spaces such as Mississauga Celebration Square and sports facilities
- Children under the age of 19 cannot buy, use, possess or grow cannabis
- An unlicensed individual or corporation cannot sell or distribute cannabis
- Travelling outside of Canada with cannabis is not permitted
- You cannot drive while impaired from cannabis
- Advertising cannabis in public is not permitted
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