Weed Laws in London, Ontario
As of October 17, 2018 it is legal to buy, use and possess recreational marijuana (cannabis) in Canada. Each province has its own set of rules pertaining to buying and using marijuana. In Ontario, a lot of the laws around the use and purchase of marijuana are similar to the province’s alcohol and tobacco laws.
You must be 19 years or older to buy, use, possess and grow recreational marijuana. It is a criminal offence to share marijuana with minors.
You will only be able to use weed in:
- a private residence (your home or someone else’s), including the outdoor space (for example, a porch or back yard)
- your unit or on your balcony, if you live in a multi-unit building like an apartment or condo (depending on your building’s rules or your lease agreement)
- many outdoor public places (parks, sidewalks)
Weed Possession in London, Ontario
You can carry a maximum of 30 grams of dried cannabis (or equivalent) in public at any time. Smoking or vaping cannabis is permitted in many outdoor public places including sidewalks and parks, in private residences (excluding residences that are also workplaces such as long-term care and retirement homes), in designated smoking guest rooms in hotels, and in controlled areas.
You can grow up to four cannabis plants per residence in Ontario so long as:
- you are 19 years of age or older
- it is only for personal use
- starting materials were purchased from an authorized cannabis retailer
- it is not forbidden by your lease or condo rules
What to Visit in London After Buying Some Weed
London is a city in Southwestern Ontario, Canada along the Quebec City–Windsor Corridor. London is at the confluence of the Thames River, approximately 200 km from both Toronto and Detroit; and about 230 km from Buffalo, New York.
Though London is primarily famous for its focus on the medical sector (supported by numerous school and hospitals), it is also home to many festivals including SunFest, the London Fringe Theatre Festival, the London Ontario Live Arts Festival (LOLA), the Home County Folk Festival, Rock the Park London, Western Fair, Pride London, and others. The London Rib Fest is the second largest barbecue rib festival in North America, and SunFest, a world music festival, is the second largest in Canada after Toronto Caribbean Carnival (Caribana) and is among the top 100 summer destinations in North America. If you’re under the weather or looking to get out in it stoned, London has something for everyone!