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It’s now legal to light up a joint in Canada, including here in Chatham-Kent; legal for anyone aged 19 and older, that is, and in specific places.

According to Chatham-Kent police, adults are now be permitted to purchase, use, and/or possess a maximum of 30 grams, and grow cannabis for non-medical purposes.

Recreational cannabis users will be allowed to grow four cannabis plants per residence. However, landlords will be able to prohibit the growing of cannabis on their property.

Until Bill 36 gets passed in the Legislature – and that could happen in a matter of days – smoking/vaping of cannabis is prohibited everywhere except in a private place. Smoking of cannabis in vehicles or boats while being operated is also prohibited. Driving, while impaired by a drug, remains illegal.

For more information about the legal use of cannabis in where you live, work and play, contact the Chatham-Kent Public Health Unit at 519-352-7270 or get the dope on dope on their website at




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