On October 17, 2018 cannabis was legalized in Canada.
October 16, 2018, Markham Council passed a new Cannabis By-law that further protects the health and well-being of Markham residents, and ensures local community needs and concerns are fully addressed.
What does this mean for Markham Residents?
Cannabis consumption is generally restricted to private residences.
No person shall smoke or vaporize cannabis, or hold or otherwise use lighted cannabis in any public place, including, but not limited to, the following:
The negative health risks associated with smoking of any kind (tobacco or cannabis) are well documented in academic and medical research. This is especially true with respect to youth. Markham’s new Cannabis By-law will better protect the quality of life for residents and visitors and ensure our public spaces continue to be enjoyed by all.