Legalizing Pot in Ontario

Things to know about legalizing pot in Ontario.

1. The legal age to buy recreational cannabis will remain 19.

2. Consumers will only be allowed to use legalized pot in a private residence, including the outdoor space of the home.

3. As of October 17, 2018, the Ontario Cannabis Store website will be the only legal option for purchasing recreational cannabis.

4. The province says a "tightly regulated" private retail model will start operation by April 1, 2019, and municipalities can opt out of hosting any pot shops within their boundaries.