In April 2017, the federal government introduced legislation to legalize and regulate recreational cannabis in Canada by July 2018.

If passed, the proposed Cannabis Act would create rules for producing, giving, selling and carrying cannabis across Canada.

Provinces and territories could also adjust or build on certain federal rules, like raising the minimum age to have or buy cannabis to over 18.

About the consultation

We have important decisions to make about how cannabis will be used, sold and regulated in Ontario to protect young people, keep our roads safe and support public health.

We want your input on how we should approach legalizing cannabis in Ontario.

We are looking for feedback in five key areas:

  1. setting a minimum age for having, using and buying cannabis
  2. deciding where people can use cannabis
  3. keeping our roads safe
  4. regulating cannabis sales
  5. planning public education

How to participate

There are two ways to give us your feedback:

  1. Complete our online survey by July 31, 2017. You can complete the entire survey or just the sections you’re interested in
  2. Read the consultation paper and send us your feedback by:
    • email at
    • mail at:
      Ontario Legalization of Cannabis Secretariat
      Ministry of the Attorney General
      720 Bay Street, 11th Floor
      Toronto, ON
      M7A 2S9

We will report back on what we heard during this consultation in fall 2017.

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Sign up for email updates on this consultation and to follow our progress as we develop Ontario-specific rules for producing, using and selling cannabis.

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