Recreational use of cannabis became legal in Canada on October 17, 2018.

In Ontario, we have new laws that tell us how, where and who can buy and have cannabis:

  • You must be 19 years of age and older to buy, use, possess and grow recreational cannabis;
  • Cannabis can only be purchased through the online Ontario Cannabis Store;
  • The use of cannabis is permitted where ever tobacco use is permitted;
  • You are able to have a maximum of 30 grams of dried cannabis on you, in public;
  • You are able to grow up to four plants in your home;

Regulations for private retail sales are currently being drafted by Ontario’s Ministry of the Attorney General; these regulations are anticipated to be in place for April 1, 2019. Retail stores will be authorized and licensed by the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO).

Have Your Say about Cannabis Retail Stores in Greater Sudbury

Please take a few moments to answer a few questions related to local retail stores for recreational cannabis. The survey will be available from November 13 to November 30. The information you provide will help City Council decide how to approach local retail stores for recreational cannabis.

The City of Greater Sudbury is working with Oraclepoll Research Limited to conduct a telephone survey about cannabis retail stores in Greater Sudbury. The survey will take place from December 1 to 7, 2018. Residents will be randomly selected and contacted via landlines and cell phones. The survey will take from 5 to 7 minutes to complete.

All feedback received from the community, both online and via telephone, will be shared at the December 11, 2018, City Council meeting.

The decision to allow or not allow local retail cannabis stores must be made by municipalities before January 22, 2019.

Smoke Free By-laws

Once the Province finalizes regulations for smoking and vaping under the Smoke Free Ontario Act, 2017, the City of Greater Sudbury will review possible changes to smoking and vaping regulations within existing City by-laws and will decide if new regulations are needed.

We anticipate public engagement opportunities on smoking and vaping regulations will take place in early 2019.

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