THUNDER BAY, ONTARIO – October 30, 2018 (LSNewsThere are millions of Americans living just a few hours’ drive from Ontario, and now that Canada has legalized recreational cannabis use nationwide, many of these US citizens are expected to travel north to try it out.
As the largest town on Lake Superior, just 45 minutes from a U.S. border crossing, Thunder Bay already welcomes hundreds of thousands of visitors and those who want to attend each year.
KNOW BEFORE YOU LEAVE
Each province in Canada has different rules and regulations for buying and using cannabis. In OntarioAdults over the age of 19 (with valid official ID) can “buy, own and consume” cannabis.
WHERE CAN I USE CANNABIS?
In Ontario, visitors should be aware that cannabis can be found in “private homes (including outdoors), public outdoor areas (including parks and sidewalks), designated guest rooms in hotels, motels and inns, RVs, and boats (provided they have permanent sleeping and cooking facilities.” and are parked and / or anchored). “
If you are staying in a hotel, ask reception if there is a preferred smoking area. Otherwise, you can smoke / vape outside as long as you are more than 9 meters from any entrance.
Local bylaws, leases, and company policies may impose additional restrictions. So be sure to ask someone in charge if you are unsure whether cannabis use is allowed in your country.
Parks & GANGES
Smoking or vaporizing in public outdoor areas is legal, but be careful of your surroundings as it is within 20 m (65 ft) of a school, playground, daycare center, or public sports field (with the noted exception of Golf courses) according to Ontario Smoke Free Act.
While smoking / vaping is allowed in your parked RV, smoking / vaping is illegal (including the driver and all passengers) in vehicles (including RVs or boats) that are being driven or are in danger of being moved. in the vehicle). Consuming cannabis before or while driving a car (or while sitting in a vehicle that could be moved – basically any moving vehicle) can affect the fare.
The Ontario Police are authorized to use oral fluid screening machines on the roadside. Impairment of driving is a serious criminal offense in Ontario, and drivers who are proven to have been impaired by alcohol, cannabis, or other substances can face harsh penalties, including vehicle confiscation, loss of driving licenses, substantial fines, and even jail sentences.
Do not smoke and drive or go boating!
TRAVELING WITH CANNABIS
The only cannabis that is legal in Ontario is cannabis that has been legally obtained from licensed sources. You can’t bring cannabis across the US-Canada border. in both directions.
Domestic travel with cannabis is permitted provided you comply with other applicable regulations (max. 30 g, etc.). DO NOT DO THAT! It’s not worth the risk.
A sign on the Canadian side of the USA / Canada border crossing on the Pigeon River reminds Canadians and returning US visitors that it is illegal to cross the border with cannabis.
Cannabis is illegal in most countries, and while cannabis is legal in some states, cannabis remains illegal nationwide in the United States
A drug smuggling conviction will ruin your life. Don’t risk it. Just leave it behind and start planning your next visit.
Cannabis has been illegal for decades; There are many conflicting opinions on legalization and not everyone is happy about it. As long as you obey the law, you are good, but to keep the peace, be respectful of your consumption. Ask your hotel where you would most like to smoke, don’t blow clouds on passers-by, dispose of unused materials properly – basically no idiot.
TAKE CARE OF YOURSELF
Today’s cannabis is often stronger than what people tried decades ago. The combination of alcohol and cannabis can also increase the perceived intoxication of both substances. So be careful. Just go. Call a taxi or use a rideshare service Return home.
For more information on legislation and retail, see Ontario Government Cannabis Info Page and the Ontario cannabis business.
By Stephanie Reid
Stephanie is the Digital and Travel Media Officer for Tourism Thunder Bay October 15, 2018To update
You are allowed to buy up 30 grams (approximately one ounce) of dried recreational cannabis or equivalent at once for personal use.
One gram of dried cannabis equals (equals):
- 5 grams of fresh cannabis
- 15 grams of edible product
- 70 grams of liquid product
- 0.25 grams of concentrates (solid or liquid)
- 1 cannabis plant seeds
The Ontario Cannabis Store
The Ontario Cannabis Store website is the only legal way to purchase all forms of recreational cannabis online. It follows strict rules established by the federal government.
Online orders are delivered safely and reliably. Consumers must confirm their age to accept delivery and no packages will be left unattended at the door.
Private retail stores
You can buy cannabis in person only from authorized cannabis retail stores in Ontario.
The Ontario Alcohol and Gambling Commission is the provincial regulatory agency authorized to issue shop licenses and ensure that businesses sell recreational cannabis safely, responsibly, and lawfully. The Ontario Cannabis Store is the exclusive wholesaler for these stores.
Authorized retailers must post the official cannabis retail seal on their store. To make sure the store is authorized before buying, look for the seal or check the official list of authorized stores.
Edibles, extracts and topicals
You must follow the same rules for buying cannabis no matter what form of cannabis you buy.
By January 2020, new classes of cannabis edibles, cannabis extracts and topicals are expected to be available from authorized private retailers and online through the Ontario Cannabis Store.
If you are 19 or older, you can only make your own cannabis edibles for personal consumption. You cannot sell them or share them with anyone under the age of 19.
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