Provincial legislation outlines legal places for cannabis consumption. These places include:

  • Private residential dwellings, including a front porch and backyard. This does not include residences that are also workplaces such as retirement homes or long-term care;
  • Outdoor public places, such as sidewalks and parks;
  • Designated guest rooms in hotels, motels and inns;
  • Controlled areas in residential care facilities, psychiatric facilities, veterans’ facilities and residential hospices;
  • Personal boats and vehicles when used as a temporary or permanent living space and not in use

It is illegal to consume cannabis in:

  • Enclosed public spaces and all workplaces;
  • Indoor common areas of condominiums, apartment buildings and university residences;
  • Schools and school grounds, and within 20 meters of the grounds of a school or community center;
  • Restaurants and bar patios, and public areas within nine meters of a patio;
  • Children’s playgrounds;
  • Outdoor grounds of hospitals and certain Ontario government buildings;
  • Publicly owned sporting areas (except golf courses);
  • Vehicles and boats that are being operated by the user (in the case of all forms of consumption) or under someone’s care or control (in the case of cannabis being smoked or vaped)
Category: Cannabis Laws