If you buy cannabis from another location, you could be fined up to $100,000 or jailed for up to one year, or both.
Each purchase must be limited to 30 grams (about one ounce) of dried recreational cannabis, or the equivalent in undried formand be made for personal use.
One (1) gram of dried cannabis is equivalent to:
- 5 grams of fresh cannabis
- 15 grams of edible product
- 70 grams of liquid product
- 0.25 grams of concentrate (solid or liquid)
- 1 seed of the cannabis plant
Ontario Cannabis Society
The Ontario Cannabis Society website is the only legal option for purchasing any form of recreational cannabis online. It follows strict rules, established by the federal government.
Online orders are shipped securely and consumers must prove their age before taking delivery. No package will be left unattended in front of a door.
Private retail stores
You can buy cannabis in person only in a licensed retail store in Ontario.
The Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO) is the provincial regulatory body authorized to license retail stores and ensure that these stores sell recreational cannabis in a safe, responsible and legal manner. The Ontario Cannabis Corporation is the exclusive wholesaler and distributor for private retail stores.
Authorized retailers must display the Official Cannabis Retailer Seal in their store. Check that the store is an authorized store before making your purchase; look for the seal or consult the official list of authorized stores.
Edibles, extracts and topicals
The same rules apply to the purchase of all forms of cannabis.
New forms of cannabis products (edibles, extracts and topicals) are expected to be available for sale by January 2020 at authorized retail stores as well as on the Ontario Cannabis Society website.
If you are 19 or older, you can legally prepare your own edible cannabis products, for personal use only. You may not sell or share them with anyone under 19.
How do I apply for a private retail store license?
The Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario is the provincial regulatory body that issues retail store business licenses and retail store authorizations. Visit its website for more information and to subscribe to its updates.