Consultation: cannabis legalization in Ontario
Consultation status: Closed
Thank you for sharing your feedback and perspectives to help us develop a responsible approach to regulating and selling cannabis (also called marijuana) in Ontario.
Your feedback will be reviewed by the Ministry of the Attorney General as we work on creating legislation for Ontario.
We will report back on what we heard during this consultation in fall 2017.
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In April 2017, the federal government introduced legislation to legalize and regulate recreational cannabis in Canada by July 2018.
If passed, the proposed Cannabis Act would create rules for producing, using and selling cannabis across Canada.
Provinces and territories could also adjust or build on certain federal rules, like raising the minimum age to have or buy cannabis to over 18.
About the consultation
We have important decisions to make about how cannabis will be used, sold and regulated in Ontario to protect young people, keep our roads safe and support public health.
We asked for your input on how we should approach legalizing cannabis in Ontario in five key areas:
- setting a minimum age for having, using and buying cannabis
- deciding where people can use cannabis
- keeping our roads safe
- regulating cannabis sales
- planning public education
Read our consultation paper to learn more about what we asked during the consultation, or download the consultation paper in another language:
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