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Ontario bill would OK medical cannabis use in hotels

, Ontario bill would OK medical cannabis use in hotels

Medical marijuana use would be permitted in some hotel rooms under Ontario’s proposed cannabis legislation, giving tourists and out-of-towners with an MMJ prescription a place to consume.

Recreational cannabis, on the other hand, would be permitted only in personal residences, including private outdoor areas such as porches, decks and yards, a spokesperson for the Ministry of the Attorney General told Marijuana Business Daily.

What you need to know:

  • Medical cannabis, tobacco products and e-cigarettes will be governed by a single piece of legislation in Ontario called the Smoke-Free Ontario Act, 2017.
  • Recreational cannabis use and distribution in Ontario will fall under the Cannabis Act, 2017.
  • It’s still unclear how medical marijuana will be distributed.
  • It also is unclear how the proposed laws would apply to bed and breakfast businesses.
  • There were 201,398 “active” MMJ registrations in Canada as of July, of which 86,000 were in Ontario.

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