Use of Medical Marijuana in Public Places Could Be Legal In Ontario

Now instead of popping two aspirins, residents of Ontario with a medical marijuana prescription will be free to light up their joint even at public places. The province is planning to allow the use of marijuana after a public backlash.

Associate Health Minister Dipika Damerla said they will be considering feedback from the media and the comments online and the government will reconsider the exemption. His exemption will allow medical marijuana users to vaporize in restaurants, at work or on playgrounds.

Rob Cunningham, a senior policy analyst at the Canadian Cancer Society, told VICE News that the passing of the regulation will not bring a major change as there already exists no ban on smoking medical marijuana anywhere in the province.

Progressive Conservative Leader Patrick Brown said there’s not going to be an overwhelming amount of people in Ontario that will be running out to parks to have their medical...

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