Changes to the Smoke-Free Ontario Act, 2017 now restrict the use of cannabis and vapour products, in addition to tobacco, in many public locations. Smoking cannabis and vaping of any substance is prohibited wherever smoking tobacco is prohibited.
In Ontario, it is illegal to consume tobacco, cannabis and use vapour products in the following locations:
*Any enclosed public space
*Any enclosed workplace, including workplace vehicles
*Common areas of multi-unit dwellings such as apartment buildings, condos, etc.
*Child care centres and home child care locations
*Spectator areas of sport and entertainment venues
*Motor vehicles with children under 16 years of age
*Outdoor grounds of hospitals, provincial buildings
*Within 9m of entrances to long-term care homes
*Sport fields and playgrounds + 20m from perimeter
*School properties + 20m from perimeter
*Bar and restaurant patios + 9m from perimeter
*Outdoor grounds of recreation centres + 20m from perimeter
Lambton Public Health works with the community to ensure compliance with the law, provide required signage and to help create policies. To report a violation anonymously:
The Ontario Cannabis Store website is currently the only legal option to buy cannabis. For more on the Smoke-Free Ontario Act, 2017 and cannabis resources, visit www.lambtonhealth.on.ca.