It will be legal to use, produce, and sell cannabis in Canada for recreational reasons in 2018 thanks to the Cannabis Act. Once passed, the legislation will allow provinces to control the sale and distribution of marijuana.
Recently, the Ontario Government revealed its intended framework to prepare for the passing of the Cannabis Act. It centers on bringing in federal legislation with a practical and safe method. If passed, the proposed Ontario cannabis regulations would make sure that cannabis would receive controlled substance treatment. Provinces will enforce regulations on its commerce framework.
Income from the legislation of cannabis will be reinvested into important causes like maintaining public health, educating and protecting youth about responsible use, getting rid of the black market, minimizing potential dangers of the drug, and promoting community safety.
Key Points of Ontario’s Proposed Cannabis Regulations Framework
Highlights of the proposed cannabis regulations involve the following:
- The Ontario government will use the same sales model the LCBO (Liquor Control Board of Ontario) uses.
- Buyers must be at least 19 years of age to buy and consume cannabis.
- Although alcohol won’t accompany it, retail locations will sell cannabis.
- There will be zero tolerance for the operation of private cannabis dispensaries.
- For now, recreational cannabis use will only be allowed within private residences, but there are intentions to expand use in other areas.
- There will be an increase in the amount of storefront locations, starting with 40 shops, then 80 by the end of the initial year. By 2020, 150 shops will be opened.
- Recreational cannabis can be purchased on the internet.
- Cannabis products will be stored behind the counter.
- Only Licensed Producers are allowed sell to new suppliers for resale purposes.
- At the present time, no demand or supply speculations are in motion by the government.
- The government is allowing users to vape and smoke cannabis, but edibles aren’t permitted.
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