Possession of Medical Cannabis

Adults or Youth authorized under the ACMPR may possess medical quantities based on certain predefined limits. Authorized individuals may possess 30 times the daily prescribed quantity of dried cannabis on the registered medical document. The total amount of Cannabis must not exceed 150g. This regulation applies regardless of the number of registration documents the adult possesses. Authorized Individuals may include patients, responsible persons, individuals providing assistance, and healthcare practitioners.

Distribution of Medical Cannabis

Authorized adults, including responsible individuals and healthcare practitioners, who possess a prescribed quantity of medical cannabis are also authorized to distribute cannabis to other authorized individuals who may or may not depend on upon them for medical cannabis. Only dried cannabis of a certain prescribed quantity is allowed to be distributed to that individual. The total quantity distributed at any one time must not exceed 150 grams of dried cannabis equivalent.

Smoking & Vaping Cannabis in Public Places


Permitted areas: Private residences; outdoor public places; Designated guest rooms in hotels, motels and inns; Residential vehicles and boats; Scientific research and testing facilities; Controlled areas in long-term care homes, certain retirement homes, residential hospices, provincially-funded supportive housing, designated psychiatric facilities or veterans facilities.


Forbidden: Indoor common areas in condos; apartment buildings and university/college residences; Enclosed public places and enclosed workplaces; Non-designated guest rooms in hotels, motels and inns; Schools and places where children gather; On school grounds; All public areas within 20 metres of school grounds; On children’s playgrounds and public areas within 20 metres of playgrounds; In child care centers, or where an early years program is provided. In places where home child care is provided — even if children aren’t present; Hospitals, hospices, care homes and other facilities; Within nine metres from the entrance or exit of hospitals (public/private), psychiatric facilities, long-term care homes, independent health facilities; On outdoor grounds of hospitals (public/private) and psychiatric facilities; In non-controlled areas in long-term care homes; certain retirement homes; provincially-funded supportive housing; designated psychiatric or veterans’ facilities; and residential hospices; Publicly owned spaces including sports fields; nearby spectator areas and public areas within 20 metres of these areas; Vehicles and boats being driven or at risk of being put into motion; other outdoor areas, including: Restaurants; 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; Grounds of community recreational facilities, and public areas within 20 meters 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).