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Ontario rules smoking cannabis will follow the same rules as cigarettes

Caroline Mulroney and Vic Fedeli

Legalization will allow cannabis users to smoke weed wherever they’re allowed to smoke tobacco.

Written by Sammy Abdo

The Ontario government announced that cannabis use will follow the same guidelines as tobacco. Residents will be able to smoke weed wherever it is legal to smoke cigarettes and e-cigarettes.  It’s a shift from the liberal government, which had much more strict rules on cannabis consumption. Under liberal rules, only those over 19 could smoke and it had to be in their private residence.

Attorney General Caroline Mulroney and Minister of Finance Vic Fedeli announced the change Wednesday, along with other legislation for when legalization happens on Oct.17. There are already concerns of neighbors complaining of second-hand smoke. What the government plans to do about that, if anything, will be important as legalization is implemented.