Buying recreational cannabis
Learn about where you can buy recreational cannabis in Ontario.
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If you buy cannabis from anywhere else, you could be subject to a fine of up to $100,000 and/or imprisoned for up to one year.
You are permitted to purchase up to 30 grams (about one ounce) of dried recreational cannabis or equivalent at one time for personal use.
One gram of dried cannabis is equal (equivalent) to:
- 5 grams of fresh cannabis
- 15 grams of edible product
- 70 grams of liquid product
- 0.25 grams of concentrates (solid or liquid)
- 1 cannabis plant seed
The Ontario Cannabis Store
The Ontario Cannabis Store website is the only legal way to purchase all forms of recreational cannabis online. It follows strict rules set by the federal government.
Online orders are delivered safely and securely. Consumers must verify their age to accept delivery and no packages will be left unattended at the door.
Private retail stores
You can purchase cannabis in person only from authorized retail cannabis stores in Ontario.
The Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario is the provincial regulator authorized to grant store licences and make sure stores sell recreational cannabis safely, responsibly and lawfully. The Ontario Cannabis Store is the exclusive wholesaler to these stores.
Authorized retailers must display the official cannabis retail seal at their store. To make sure the store is authorized before you purchase, look for the seal or check the official list of authorized stores.
Edibles, extracts and topicals
You must follow the same rules for buying cannabis no matter what form of cannabis you buy.
By January 2020, new product classes (cannabis edibles, extracts and topicals) are expected to be available for sale at authorized private retailers and online through the Ontario Cannabis Store.
If you are 19 or over, you can make your own cannabis edibles for personal consumption only. You cannot sell them or share them with anyone under the age of 19.
How to apply for a private retailer licence
The Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario is the provincial regulator that licenses cannabis retail operators and authorizes retail stores. Please visit their website for more information and to sign up to receive updates.