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October 17th, 2018, adults who are 18 years of age or older would be able legally to unless your province says otherwise!
- possess up to 30 grams of legal cannabis, dried or equivalent in non-dried form in public
- share up to 30 grams of legal cannabis with other adults
- buy dried or fresh cannabis and cannabis oil from a provincially-licensed retailer
- in provinces and territories without a regulated retail framework, individuals would be able to purchase cannabis online from federally-licensed producers
- grow, from licensed seed or seedlings, up to 4 cannabis plants per residence for personal use
- make cannabis products, such as food and drinks, at home as long as organic solvents are not used to create concentrated products
Ontario’s Government will implement new laws that keep cannabis out of the hands of children and youth, and keep our roads safe.
You will only be able to use recreational cannabis in:
- a private residence, including the outdoor space of a home (for example, a porch or back yard)
- your unit or on your balcony, if you live in a multi-unit building like an apartment or condo, but that depends on your building’s rules or your lease agreement
You will not be allowed to use recreational cannabis in:
- any public place
- motorized vehicles
Using cannabis in public can result in a fine of up to:
- $1,000 for a first offence
- $5,000 for subsequent offences
Chemical substances in cannabis
The average potency of THC in cannabis today is almost 10% higher than 30 years ago.
Cannabis contains hundreds of chemical substances many of which are known as cannabinoids.
Cannabinoids are made and stored in the plant’s trichomes.
Trichomes are tiny, clear hairs that stick out from the flowers and leaves of the plant.
The most researched cannabinoid is delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC). THC is responsible for the way your brain and body respond to cannabis, including the ‘high’.
THC is known to have some therapeutic effects for some users.
Cannabis that contains very low amounts of THC in its flowers and leaves (less than 0.3%) is classified as hemp.
Cannabidiol (CBD) is another cannabinoid. Unlike THC, CBD does not produce a high or intoxication. CBD is also being studied for its possible therapeutic uses.
Terpenes are chemicals made and stored in the trichomes of the cannabis plant, with the cannabinoids. Terpenes give cannabis its distinctive smell