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The Legislation and Carleton University

Pursuant to the Smoke-Free Ontario Act, Cannabis Control Act of Ontario and other applicable law:

  • You need to be 19 and older to buy, use, possess and grow recreational cannabis in Ontario;
  • You are able to have a maximum of 30 grams (about one ounce) of dried cannabis in public at any time;
  • You are not able to smoke or vape cannabis on campus;
  • You are not able to consume cannabis in areas further prohibited by the Smoke-Free Ontario Act or any other applicable law;
  • You are not able to grow cannabis on Carleton’s campus;
  • Online delivery of cannabis is not permitted on campus, as is the case with alcohol; and
  • Edibles are not available for sale and consumption is not permitted on campus.

Carleton is committed to providing reasonable accommodation for medical cannabis consumption on a case-by-case basis. Students should contact the Paul Menton Centre and employees should contact Human Resources for more information on the accommodation process.

Policy Updates

Additionally, the following policies have been updated, pursuant to the Smoke-Free Ontario Act, Cannabis Control Act of Ontario and other applicable law:

Use Cannabis Responsibly

Information on using cannabis responsibly can be found on the Ottawa Public Health website.

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