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Bill C-45An Act respecting cannabis and to amend the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act, the Criminal Code and other Acts (the Cannabis Act). The draft legislation aims to create a legal framework for the production, distribution, sale and possession of recreational use cannabis in Canada. If passed, the proposed Cannabis Act would create rules for producing, using and selling cannabis across Canada.

Limiting use in public

To protect the health and well-being of everyone in Ontario, especially children, youth and other vulnerable populations, the province has proposed restrictions on where cannabis could be used, including limiting exposure to second-hand smoke and vapour. This would be similar to Ontario’s existing laws for alcohol and tobacco.

Under the proposed rules, you would:

  • only be permitted to use recreational cannabis in a private residence
  • not be allowed to use recreational cannabis in:
  • any public place
  • workplaces
  • motorized vehicles

People who are authorized to have and use medical cannabis would be subject to the same rules as tobacco smoking and electronic cigarette use.

Medical users would not be allowed to smoke or vape medical cannabis in enclosed workplaces, enclosed public places, motor vehicles and other smoke-free places.

Limited exemptions for medical cannabis smoking and vaping are proposed in the Smoke-Free Ontario Act, 2017, which was also introduced in fall 2017.