Cannabis Laws in Burlington
The Ontario Government has rules in place to keep cannabis out of the hands of children and youth, keep our roads safe and combat the illegal market. Ontario has a tightly regulated private retail model for cannabis.
You 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 Burlington.
Where you can smoke cannabis:
- Private residences – this does not include residences that are also workplaces (for example, long-term care and retirement homes)
- Many outdoor public places (for example, sidewalks and parks)
- Designated smoking guest rooms in hotels, motels and inns
- Residential vehicles and boats that meet certain criteria (for example, if they have permanent sleeping accommodations and cooking facilities, and are parked or anchored)
- Scientific research and testing facilities (if the cannabis use is for scientific research and testing purposes)
Cannabis Possession in Burlington
Federal legislation defines a maximum public possession limit of up to 30 grams of dried legal cannabis at any time or its equivalent. As a result, OCS.ca limits any one transaction to a maximum of 30 grams of dried cannabis or its equivalent in other forms.
|Class of Cannabis||Quantity equivalent to 1 g of dried cannabis||Calculation||Equivalency Amount|
|Dried cannabis||1g||1 g x 30 =||30 g of dried cannabis|
|Fresh cannabis||5g||5 g x 30 =||150 g of fresh cannabis|
|Solids containing cannabis||15 g||15 g x 30 =||450 g of solids containing cannabis|
|Non-solids containing cannabis||70 g||70 g x 30 =||2,100 grams of non-solids containing cannabis|
|Cannabis solid concentrates||0.25 g||0.25 g x 30 =||7.5 g of cannabis solid concentrates|
|Cannabis non-solid concentrates||0.25 g||0.25 g x 30 =||7.5 g of cannabis non- solid concentrates|
|Cannabis plant seeds||1 seed||1 seed x 30 =||30 cannabis seeds|
Where to Go in Burlington After You Get Some Cannabis
Burlington is a beautiful city that sits midway between Toronto and Niagara Falls, nestled along the edge of Lake Ontario. It has been voted as one of the best places in the country to live, but also makes for a great getaway destination. There is something interesting to explore for every stoner in Burlington, from stunning gardens to exquisite dining. So, here are our top 3 places to visit in Burlington stoned:
1. Visit a garden
Not just any garden, but Canada’s largest. The world-renowned Royal Botanical Gardens is arguably Burlington’s top attraction and a must for anyone visiting or passing through the city. The beautiful gardens are separated into different sections that are spread across 900 hectares of land. It features four outdoor gardens, one greenhouse and three restaurants, as well as a lovely gift shop. Wander around the picturesque gardens and see the world’s largest lilac collection and over 1,000 other plants and flowers. It also happens to be an Important Bird Area.
2. Look at art
The Art Gallery of Burlington is the seventh largest public gallery in the province. The 4,100 square metre gallery has over 1,000 pieces of art in its collection. One of the biggest draws of the art gallery is its collection of contemporary Canadian ceramics, which is the largest in Canada. It also has a lovely courtyard that hosts special exhibitions. The Art Gallery of Burlington opened its doors in 1978 as a facility for artists to do their crafts. Since becoming a public gallery, over 100,000 visitors pass through its doors each year.
3. Walk along a pier
Brant Street Pier is an S-shaped pier that extends 137 metres over Lake Ontario. The pier boasts fabulous views of the lake and Burlington’s shoreline. Walk along the pier and feel the wind in your hair as you admire the views. For the best views, go up the circular staircase to the elevated deck. The pier is open between 7am and 11pm, so you can enjoy the views in the morning, afternoon or night. You can also go fishing off the pier or cycling along it.