Ottawa/Queen's Park



cannabisThe Ontario government is launching consultations as they explore certain expanded cannabis-related business opportunities.

The online consultation asks the public, businesses, health and other stakeholders to comment on potential new cannabis opportunities, including consumption venues and special occasion permits for events such as outdoor festivals and concerts.

The government will also meet with key groups, including industry representatives, public health and safety organizations, education stakeholders and Indigenous representatives, to ensure their expertise and advice help to inform next steps.

People interested in participating in the consultations can submit their feedback online by visiting the Ontario Regulatory Registry.

Smoking and vaping cannabis are prohibited in indoor public places and other designated areas under the Smoke-Free Ontario Act, 2017.
Consumers must be 19 and older to buy, use, possess and grow recreational cannabis. This is the same as the minimum age for the sale of tobacco and alcohol in Ontario.

Cannabis stores are tightly regulated and rules are strictly enforced by the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO).

Since Ontario announced it would open the legal cannabis market, the AGCO has received more than 700 applications for retail operator licences.

source: media release




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