Area of Law: Cannabis Law
Answer # 2365
Can you consume cannabis edibles in public?Region: Ontario Answer # 2365
Consuming edibles in public
New federal Health Canada regulations now make cannabis edibles, extracts and topicals legal for sale and purchase in Canada, however, each province and territory regulates whether it is legal to consume cannabis edibles in public.
Provincial laws are currently changing and evolving
Because cannabis edibles, extracts and topicals have only recently become legal, the laws regulating their use in public are constantly evolving.
Some provinces allow the public consumption of edible cannabis products wherever smoking is allowed, while others ban recreational cannabis use in virtually all outdoor public spaces. Currently in Ontario, individuals aged 19 or older can legally possess the federal limit up-to 30 grams of dried cannabis or equivalent of extract, edible (concentrate) or topical cannabis in legislated legal public areas. View Is it legal to smoke or vape cannabis in public? for more information on this topic.
The equivalents are as follows:
30 grams of dried cannabis is equal to:
- 450 grams of edible product
- 2,100 grams of liquid product
- 5 grams of concentrates (solid or liquid)
One (1) gram of dried cannabis is equal to:
- 15 grams of edible product
- 70 grams of liquid product
- 0.25 grams of concentrates (solid or liquid)
Consuming edibles at home
Across Canada, individuals who have reached the age of 18 or 19 (depending on the province) and 21 in Quebec, can add cannabis to food or drinks at home as long as they do not sell the products, or share them with someone under the legal age for cannabis consumption in that province.
For more information
As mentioned, the laws regulating public consumption of cannabis are constantly changing and evolving. Local governments and municipalities may impose their own additional restrictions on where public consumption of non-medical cannabis is prohibited. For more information on current provincial regulations on all forms of cannabis consumption in pubic, visit ontario.ca.
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