Area of Law: Cannabis Law
Answer # 2365
Can you consume cannabis edibles in public?Region: Ontario Answer # 2365
Consuming edibles in public
It will not be legal to sell edible cannabis products (such as brownies, and tea), or to consume them in public (in provinces where cannabis use is allowed), until late 2019. This is to allow the Federal Government time to develop regulations for the production and sale of edibles.
In addition, some provinces have banned all forms of cannabis consumption in public, which will include consuming edibles when they become legal, along with smoking and vaping cannabis. Provinces where public consumption of cannabis will not be allowed are: Manitoba, New Brunswick, Newfoundland and Labrador, PEI, Saskatchewan and Yukon.
Consuming edibles at home
Across Canada, individuals who have reached the age of 18 or 19 (depending on the province), 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.
Edibles will be legal for sale in October 2019
On June 14, 2019 Health Canada confirmed that the new regulations will come into effect on October 17, and in mid-December the following cannabis products will be legally for sale in Canada: edibles, topicals and extracts (concentrates).
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