Using Cannabis in Waterloo
Cannabis is legal for both medical and recreational use in Waterloo. The minimum age for consumption is 19, and smoking is only allowed in private residences.
There are several dispensaries in the city, and residents can also purchase cannabis online from the Ontario Cannabis Store.
As of October 2018, there are no regulations regarding where cannabis can be consumed in public. However, consuming cannabis in a vehicle is illegal.
Possession of up to 30 grams of dried cannabis (or its equivalent) is legal for all adults in Waterloo. However, it is illegal to sell cannabis without a license from the provincial government.
Waterloo residents who wish to grow their own cannabis must obtain a license from Health Canada. Up to four plants can be grown per household.
Cannabis use is still illegal in most workplaces and on school grounds.
Cannabis use is still illegal in most workplaces and on school grounds. However, there are some exceptions for medical cannabis users. Employers may also have their own policies regarding cannabis use.
Students who use cannabis should be aware that it is still illegal to possess or consume cannabis on school property. Schools may also have their own policies regarding cannabis use.
Waterloo residents should be aware of the risks associated with cannabis use, such as impaired driving, and take steps to reduce those risks.