Legalizing Recreational Cannabis

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The use of recreational cannabis became legal in Canada on October 17th 2018.

The City of Mississauga will be providing input to the Province of Ontario regarding the proposed locations for where the smoking, or other use, of recreational cannabis will be allowed in our neighbourhoods.

While the City will have a limited ability to control the location of brick-and mortar cannabis retailers (ie. physical stores) once they start opening in April 2019, we want to hear from our residents directly.

As part of our input to the Province, the City wants to know how you feel about the smoking/use of, and the retail sale of, recreational cannabis in Mississauga and the enforcement of its public use.

The City of Mississauga is launching an information and engagement campaign to provide you with the information you need to know to form an opinion on how to regulate and enforce the legalized use and sale of recreational cannabis.

Read the City’s FAQ’s and information sheet to learn more about cannabis, the role of the Province of Ontario and what we are working on.

Please take a moment to complete the short survey below.

The use of recreational cannabis became legal in Canada on October 17th 2018.

The City of Mississauga will be providing input to the Province of Ontario regarding the proposed locations for where the smoking, or other use, of recreational cannabis will be allowed in our neighbourhoods.

While the City will have a limited ability to control the location of brick-and mortar cannabis retailers (ie. physical stores) once they start opening in April 2019, we want to hear from our residents directly.

As part of our input to the Province, the City wants to know how you feel about the smoking/use of, and the retail sale of, recreational cannabis in Mississauga and the enforcement of its public use.

The City of Mississauga is launching an information and engagement campaign to provide you with the information you need to know to form an opinion on how to regulate and enforce the legalized use and sale of recreational cannabis.

Read the City’s FAQ’s and information sheet to learn more about cannabis, the role of the Province of Ontario and what we are working on.

Please take a moment to complete the short survey below.

CLOSED: This discussion has concluded.
  • What is the City of Mississauga and the Ontario Government going to do to help people like myself who are highly allergic to the fumes/smells that pot produces? I have a hard time even going outside and participating in life without coming into contact with people who are smoking and people who have smoked. I can't go to my favorite places in Mississauga nor Toronto anymore because people are smoking. How will you help people like me?

    Lcat asked 25 days ago

    The Smoke Free Ontario Act allows consumption of Cannabis in the same areas tobacco consumption is permitted. Persons are permitted to use cannabis in private residences and many outdoor public spaces. The City of Mississauga has prohibited cannabis consumption in all City parks and other City locations such as Celebration Square. Unfortunately, nuisance odor produced by cannabis consumption is not in contravention of the Provincial or Municipal regulatory framework. Neighbours and public cannabis users should be respectful and considerate of others in the vicinity while consuming cannabis.

  • Are people allowed to smoke it in washrooms of community centres? Someone did in the community centre that i go to.

    D'Best asked 25 days ago

    No, smoking of either tobacco or cannabis is not permitted anywhere within a City of Mississauga facility under the Smoke Free Ontario Act of 2017.

  • When considering the question of allowable use locations are you making a distinction between smoking, vaporizing & ingesting?

    Rick asked 25 days ago

    Under the Smoke-Free Ontario Act, 2017, you cannot smoke or vape in any enclosed workplace, any enclosed public place and other places designated as smoke-free and vape-free. Edibles are not included in the Smoke Free Ontario Act. Consumption of cannabis is prohibited in City parks and includes all forms of cannabis products including smoking, vaping and ingesting cannabis.

  • Are you allowed to smoke cannabis anywhere.? I feel that it should have the same regulations as liquor, as it is an intoxicating substance not a cigarette. Smoked in designated areas only

    Francine asked 25 days ago

    Cannabis can be used by adults in a private home or on private property and in places where it is legal to smoke tobacco.

    You can only consume recreational cannabis in:

    • A private residence, including a porch or backyard.
    • A condo or apartment and its balcony (refer to your building's rules or your lease agreement for specific details).
    • Public places not prohibited by legislation.
  • Can people smoke cannabis at bars, taverns, pubs and other public places that serve alcohol?

    Pat Murphy asked 25 days ago

    The Smoke-Free Ontario Act, 2017 outlines the rules for smoking (cannabis and tobacco smoking) and vaping (all types of vaping).

    INDOORS

    You cannot smoke or vape cannabis in:

    • indoor common areas in condos, apartment buildings and university/college residences
    • enclosed public places and enclosed work places
    • non-designated guest rooms in hotels, motels and inns

    OTHER OUTDOOR SPACES

    You cannot smoke or vape cannabis:

    • in restaurants and on bar patios and public areas within 9m of a patio
    • on outdoor grounds of specified Ontario government office buildings
    • in reserved seating areas at outdoor sports and entertainment locations
    • on grounds of community recreational facilities, and public areas within 20m of those grounds
    • in sheltered outdoor areas with a roof and more than two walls which the public or employees frequent, or are invited to (e.g. a bus shelter)
  • What is the city doing about preventing people from smoking indoors and in public places. What is the city doing about making sure it doesn’t get into the hands of children and kids... we don’t need more second hand smoke

    AJ asked 25 days ago

    Cannabis can be used by adults in a private home or on private property and in places where it is legal to smoke tobacco.

    You cannot smoke or vape cannabis in:

    • indoor common areas in condos, apartment buildings and university/college residences
    • enclosed public places and enclosed work places
    • non-designated guest rooms in hotels, motels and inns
  • The legislation that allows growing upto 4 plants at home needs to be revisited as it would be practically impossible and wastage of resources trying to enforce this. In my opinion , this should not be allowed , and sale only from authorized retailer.

    Mat asked 25 days ago

    The Federal regulations allows adults to cultivate up to 4 cannabis plants per household (not per person). Provinces and territories may apply added restrictions on personal cultivation. To date, the Province of Ontario has not moved forward with proposing a more stringent limit.

  • Will the city set its policies for public use of recreational cannabis in the same way it governs the bylaws specific to rights and responsibilities of smokers and consumers of alcohol in public spaces? .....My preference is to hold recreational cannabis users accountable in the same way smokers and alcohol consumers are held accountable...That is to keep their private lives private choosing to enjoying their preferred recreational habits at home and not out in public places such as parks, community centers, bus shelters, and other places where our people from all walks of life gather?

    Shared Space asked 25 days ago

    The City of Mississauga has prohibited the consumption of cannabis in City parks and at City facilities such as Celebration Square. Cannabis can be used by adults in a private home or on private property and in places where it is legal to smoke tobacco.

    You cannot smoke or vape cannabis:

    • in restaurants and on bar patios and public areas within 9m of a patio
    • on outdoor grounds of specified Ontario government office buildings
    • in reserved seating areas at outdoor sports and entertainment locations
    • on grounds of community recreational facilities, and public areas within 20m of those grounds
    • in sheltered outdoor areas with a roof and more than two walls which the public or employees frequent, or are invited to (e.g. a bus shelter)
  • How will you accomodate those prescribed medical mariuana or conitions like severe sciatic pain? Would they need (when the pain gets bad) to leave the library or community centre, park, or restaurant, gathering up their belongings (lifting weight being an issue), then use a cane or walker to exit the building and reach a certain distance before inhaling the vapour form of their medication?

    CG-R asked 25 days ago

    There are exemptions for medical cannabis use under the Smoke Free Ontario Act of 2017. For more details on these exemptions please see the following link to the full act: www.ontario.ca/laws/statute/17s26

  • How Will Mississauga deal with in reased mental illness, addiction, and death by intxicated driv3ing ect.

    Bluto asked 25 days ago

    You are not permitted to consume recreational cannabis in motorized vehicles. It is illegal to drive impaired by cannabis or under the influence of any drug.

  • How is the city going to control the use of cannabis do we all have to be subject to the smell and the smoke. What does the city have in place for the driving after smoking

    Gene asked 25 days ago

    You are not permitted to consume recreational cannabis in motorized vehicles. It is illegal to drive impaired by cannabis or under the influence of any drug. Impaired driving is enforced by the Peel Police Service.

  • Is it okay to smoke in the motel’s car parking or plaza park ? As long as its not allowed to smoke inside the motel’s room

    Mustafa asked about 1 month ago

    In response to your question on November 13, 2018 regarding permitted locations for the consumption of cannabis. We can provide you with the following information: Consumption of cannabis is not legislatively prohibited on private property and this would include motel private parking lots and plaza property. Cannabis consumption is not permitted in any City of Mississauga parkland.