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The Leafly guide to cannabis in Ontario

Learn everything you need to know about the rules, regulations, and culture of cannabis in Ontario.

Cannabis is legal for adult use across Canada, but the details vary between provinces, municipalities, and cities. Here’s what you need to know about buying, possessing, and consuming cannabis in Ontario.

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Know Ontario’s rules and regulations

Possessing and consuming cannabis in Ontario

  • You must be 19 years or older to possess or purchase cannabis in Ontario, or to be admitted into an licensed store
  • You can carry a maximum of 30 grams of dried cannabis (or equivalent) in public at any time.
  • Smoking or vaping cannabis is permitted in many outdoor public places including sidewalks and parks, in private residences (excluding residences that are also workplaces such as long-term care and retirement homes), in designated smoking guests rooms in hotels, and in controlled areas.
  • People aged 19+ can grow up to four cannabis plants per residence cannabis for personal use, provided that the starting material was purchased from a legal source.
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Where can you buy cannabis in Ontario?

Cannabis is available for sale across the province from private retailers and online for mail-order delivery through the government-run OCS. To find a retail cannabis stores near you, use Leafly’s Store Finder. It’ll map nearby stores and connect you to each store’s updated menu.

What can you grow in Ontario?

You can grow up to four cannabis plants per residence in Ontario so long as:

  • you are 19 years of age or older
  • it is only for personal use
  • starting materials were purchased from an authorized cannabis retailer
  • it is not forbidden by your lease or condo rules