Can I Smoke Weed There? Ontario’s Guidelines for Puffing Pot in Provincial Parks

Article by Craig Wadman, CTV Toronto

Can I smoke weed there? Ontario's guidelines for puffing pot in provincial parks A woman marks the first day of legalization of cannabis across Canada as she lights a joint in a Toronto park on October 17, 2018. Smoking tobacco or cannabis, or using an electronic cigarette (vaping), is not permitted in areas including; Buildings Children’s playgrounds and 20 metres around the playground Volleyball and beach volleyball areas Designated swimming areas Baseball diamonds Soccer fields and 20 metres around any sporting or spectator areas. Smoking tobacco or cannabis, or using an electronic cigarette, is permitted on a registered campsite in a provincial park.

Although there’s a yearly alcohol ban for parks around the long weekend, cannabis is allowed. You just have to follow the rules, such as no weed around beaches or children’s areas.

“Campers visiting provincial parks can use cannabis during the liquor ban,” says Park Marketing Specialist Sheila Wiebe at Bronte Creek Park. “Rules about cannabis fall under the Smoke-Free Ontario Act while liquor use is governed by the Liquor Licence Act.”

The guidelines for cannabis use are as follows:

  • Smoking tobacco or cannabis, or using an electronic cigarette (vaping), is not permitted in areas including;
  • Buildings
  • Children’s playgrounds and 20 metres around the playground
  • Volleyball and beach volleyball areas
  • Designated swimming areas
  • Baseball diamonds
  • Soccer fields and 20 metres around any sporting or spectator areas.
  • Smoking tobacco or cannabis, or using an electronic cigarette, is permitted on a registered campsite in a provincial park.

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