Originally Posted by shaggyballs
This sounds a lot like the pot calling the kettle black to me.
You are not in the know if you think you can smoke weed on the public streets and not get arrested.
I live in Ontario. It is absolutely 100% legal to smoke cannabis outside anywhere in Ontario, subject to not being within 20m of a playground, school or recreational athletic facility -- or any other prescribed place in the Regulation.
Cannabis consumption outdoors is governed by the Smoke Free Ontario Act, specifically section 12(2).
Seeing as I am an Ontario lawyer, I think I know the law of my province a lot better than you. I do it for a living and have for over 20 years+
Try smokin a doob while walking into a police station with some hash and a pack of seeds in your hand.
No worries right? You will not go to jail, after all it is legal right?
Report back when you finish the test.
Could you BE any more misinformed? It's not illegal to manufacture or possess hash, rosin or other form of cannabis concentrate in Canada -- other than that made with organic solvents (BHO, shatter).
Even CO2 distillate is legal to possess and to consume or make yourself (assuming you could, that's expensive equipment) but it isn't legal yet to sell it under the Cannabis Act
. That comes next year. Possession is legal (assuming they could not substantiate it was illicit
As for getting arrested if I walked into a Police Station smoking, I'd get a ticket. Not because it is unlawful to smoke cannabis on the city street -- but because it is unlawful to do so inside a police station as it is an enclosed workspace under section 12(2) of the Smoke Free Ontario Act.
Speaking of being not informed:
You must have missed the news where LP's were guilty of spraying poison on their weed.
I am well aware that one out of 132 licensed LPs (Mettrum, since purchased by Canopy Growth) was fined for applying a banned fungicide (myclobutanil) to its indoor weed in an attempt to control powdery mildew in 2014. Mettrum hid myclo in the ceiling above the grow space so it wouldn't be found by inspectors. A former employee tipped off Health Canada about where it was hidden on site. There were fines and people were dismissed in the wake of the scandal.
There are currently 132 LPs. It was four years ago. Stop pretending this is a widespread problem. It isn't. It never was.
OTOH, Myclo is routinely used by black market growers as a fungicide. They shouldn't -- but they do. Hell, even one of the more reputable top-shelf MoMs in Canada has admitted to using banned fungicides, too.
But the LPs are regulated, tested, and all of the larger and mid-sized LPs are now publicly traded. It's simply not a widespread problem. It's a tin-foil hat issue that those who prefer a black market to dredge up time and again, as if it was a cross to ward off vampires.
Do yourself a favor and get all the info before claiming how great things are.
Buddy, I have probably forgotten
more about the law of cannabis in Canada than you have ever known in your entire life.
I don't know just a little bit
more about this than you do -- there is absolutely nobody else on ICM who knows more about the law of cannabis in Ontario than I do. Any part of that unclear to you?