Learn more about marijuana in Ontario
Where Are Dispensaries Located in Ontario?▼
Where Can I Consume Cannabis?▼
In Ontario, smoking recreational cannabis is only permitted in a private residence (including the outdoor space of a home), and in a unit or balcony, if you live in a multi-unit building.
You will not be allowed to use recreational cannabis in any public space, workplace, or motorized vehicle. Using cannabis in pubic will result in a fine of up to $1,000 for a first offense. If you have a medical card you can smoke cannabis in pubic. However, even with a medical card you are still not able to smoke in public places, in cars, at work or near children.
How Do I Find a Job in the Ontario Cannabis Industry?▼
With Canada legalizing marijuana, there is an expected 150,000 cannabis jobs coming to the country. Check out Leafbuyer’s Jobs Board for information about employment in Canada and other relevant information.
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Is Drug Testing for Cannabis Legal in Ontario?▼
Ontario's human rights laws make it difficult for employers to force workers to get tested to show if they used drugs or alcohol at work or before work. There must be a connection between the testing and making sure that people are doing their jobs properly and safely.
Employers are encouraged to consider different forms of medical assessments or even counseling before administering any drug or alcohol test. A failure to so do, may lead to a violation of the employees' human rights.
Is Cannabis Delivery Legal in Ontario?▼
Yes, medical marijuana delivery is legal in Ontario. However, it is unclear whether recreational marijuana will be delivered.
How is Cannabis Paid for at Ontario Dispensaries?▼
The payment process for marijuana in Canada is slowly becoming more convenient. Dispensaries are now looking into different payment methods for their customers to use. Many dispensaries offer conventional ATMs in their stores or something called a “cashless ATM” where you put the money in an ATM and receive a voucher in return.
Some dispensaries also have hidden merchant accounts, where they use a different name as their trade name for the merchant account. Some licensed cannabis businesses accept cryptocurrencies like bitcoin. These payment solutions, however, lack the completeness traditional bank processes offer.