Marijuana Laws in Ottawa
Marijuana became legal in Canada in October 2018 and adults across the country are now able to buy and use all kinds of marijuana products. Ottawa follows most of the same cannabis laws as the rest of the country, although the province of Ontario sets its own laws on how old you need to be and where you can smoke.
In Ottawa, you must be 19 years of age or older in order to buy and use marijuana. In order to buy it, you’ll need to provide a valid form of identification to prove your age. This applies not only to buying weed in cannabis stores, but also buying weed online.
Cannabis may be consumed anywhere tobacco products can be consumed, but not in motor vehicles and boats.
Landlords, condominium boards and co-operative housing boards may place additional restrictions on cannabis use. It is your responsibility to check what rules apply to your building.
Possession of Marijuana in Ottawa
Adults 19 years of age or older may possess up to 30 grams of cannabis, in any combination of dried plants, oils, tinctures or edibles. Youth under 19 years of age may not possess cannabis without medical authorization.
Begining October 17, adults 19 years of age or older may only legally purchase recreational cannabis online through the Ontario Cannabis Store(link is external) website.
In Ontario, selling or sharing cannabis with someone who is under 19 years of age is strictly prohibited.
Where to Go After You Get Marijuana in Ottawa?
Charge up your vaporizer and check out the breathtaking views of the Ottawa River or Rideau Canal, true Ontario golden spots and awesome places to light up. If you’re up for an old-school smoke session like the pro-marijuana protesters were doing when weed was illegal for recreational purposes in Canada, head over to Parliament hill. The lawn near the Parliament building is a perfect place for a picnic with some edibles.
Ottawa is also home to deep culture, so when you get high, be prepared to dive into some Canadian history. A couple of joints or a nicely packed bowl should charge your batteries and stir your imagination so that you’re ready to soak in the knowledge offered by the National Arts Center or the National Gallery. However, if you don’t like big crowds, you may very well enter one of Ottawa’s other national museums.