Marijuana legalization: Where you can and can't smoke cannabis in Barrie
With the legalization of cannabis just hours away, some residents may still be confused as to where they will be allowed to smoke.
While you will be able to legally purchase cannabis online via the Ontario Cannabis Store beginning Wednesday, there are several places across the city where smoking it will be strictly prohibited.
Here’s a list of places you can and can’t smoke marijuana in Barrie once it’s legalized.
Where smoking marijuana will be allowed
- Inside most personal residences, unless restricted by tenancy agreements (but not in common areas such as lobbies, stairwells or laundry rooms.)
- Most outdoor locations where smoking tobacco is permitted
Where smoking marijuana will not be allowed
- In a vehicle or boat that is being driven or has the ability to be put into motion.
- Indoor common areas in apartments, condos or university or college residences (including lobbies, elevators, stairwells and hallways)
- Bars and restaurants (including covered and uncovered outdoor patios)
- Georgian College campus
- Enclosed public spaces
- Enclosed public work spaces
- Schools and places where children gather, or within 20 metres of these places
- Parks and sports fields, or within 20 metres of these places
- Hospitals, hospices, care homes and other medical facilities
- City owned buildings or city occupied property. This includes but is not limited to Meridian Place, the waterfront walking trails and beaches
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- You must be 19 years of age or older to use, purchase, possess or grow cannabis
- The maximum amount of cannabis any one person will be allowed to carry is 30 grams in public at any time
- The maximum amount of cannabis you will be allowed to purchase at one time is 30 grams
More information about the use of recreational marijuana can be found on the Barrie police website.