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Smoking, Vaping and Cannabis

The Smoke Free Ontario Act, as amended, is the legislation which governs where individuals are not allowed to smoke. The link below provides information for residents and visitors on where in the Town of Arnprior you are prohibited from Smoking and/or Vaping. The Smoke-Free Ontario Act, 2017 prohibits the smoking of tobacco, the use of electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes) to vape any substance, and the smoking of cannabis (medical and recreational) in enclosed workplaces and enclosed public places, as well as other designated places in Ontario, to protect workers and the public from second-hand smoke and vapour.

Smoking refers to the smoking or holding of lighted tobacco or cannabis (medical or
recreational).

Vaping refers to inhaling or exhaling vapour from an electronic cigarette, or holding an
activated electronic cigarette, whether or not the vapour contains nicotine.

Where can’t you smoke or vape in Ontario?

Smoke Free Recreation Grounds

The Smoke Free Ontario Act specifically states that smoking and vaping is not permitted on the outdoor grounds of community recreational facilities or in public spaces within 20 metres of the property. You also cannot smoke or vape on children’s playgrounds or public areas within 20 metres of children’s playgrounds, publicly owned sporting areas, their fan/viewing areas, and public areas within 20 metres of these places.

“Publicly owned” means that the sporting area is owned by a municipality, the province or a post-secondary education institution. Golf courses are excluded from this restriction.

In the Town of Arnprior recreational facilities include:

  • Nick Smith Centre
  • All Parks (i.e. Robert Simpson Park)
  • All Playgrounds
  • All Sporting Fields (i.e. Baseball Diamonds, Basketball Courts, etc.)

Cannabis in Ontario

Cannabis is legal for recreational and medicinal use under the federal Cannabis Act. In Ontario, the Cannabis, Smoke-Free Ontario and Road Safety Statute Law Amendment Act, (2017) governs production, distribution, sale, consumption and possession of cannabis, including:

  • Where and when cannabis can and cannot be used
  • Recreational cannabis sales
  • How much you are permitted to carry
  • Rules for the workplace
  • Growing cannabis

As of January 14, 2019, Council has decided to opt in to cannabis retail storefronts. Current licensing regulations for retail store licenses require locations to be in communities with a minimum population of 50,000.

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Where Cannabis is Sold In Ontario?

The province of Ontario through the Alcohol and Gaming Commission regulates where Cannabis is sold.