On this week’s Focus Ontario: Confusing comments from Queen’s Park over pot. Is medical marijuana vaping legal in public places or not? We’re smoking out some answers and talk with a medical marijuana advocate. Climate change plan — a big announcement from the Wynne government, but what does it mean. Economic Update — do the Province’s financial books add up? We’re asking some veteran political reporters. And, Canadians for Fair Access to Medical Marihuana Jonathan Zaid who was instrumental in making the exemption to Electronic Cigarettes Act happen.
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On Wednesday, the province stressed that medical marijuana was heavily regulated. CityNews put that claim to the test, sending someone with a hidden camera into half a dozen medical marijuana dispensaries in Toronto to find out just how hard, or easy, it was to score weed. CityNews Investigation: The Wild West of medical marijuana
Instead of popping two aspirins, you can now light up a joint at work – if you have a medical marijuana prescription.
Medical marijuana users with a doctor’s prescription are exempt from the laws that prohibit cigarette smoking and e-cigarette vaping in most public places in Ontario, Associate Minister of Health and Long-Term Care, Dipika Damerla, explained on Wednesday.
“The law allows for an exemption because someone needs it for a medical purpose … It’s about negotiating. It’s about balancing the rights,” she said.
But Damerla said the legislation that allows for the exemption also permits business owners and employers to “override the exemption.”
WATCH ABOVE: The Liberal government has a message for medical marijuana users in the province: smoke 'em if you got 'em. Just be sure to ask your boss or property owner first.
Alan Carter takes a hit of Ontario's new rules regarding medical marijuana - and specifically, e-cigarettes. Video will be shared from Toronto and National accounts.
TORONTO — Medical marijuana users in Ontario are now legally able to use vaporizers just about anywhere in the province.
Medical marijuana users in Ontario are getting a pass in the province’s e-cigarette law. Ontario to allow use of medical marijuana in public places. There was some confusion over whether the exemption applied only to vaping, and not smoking, but Ontario Associate Minister of Health and Long-Term Care, Dipika Damerla explained on Wednesday that both are permitted with a doctor’s approval. “They are consistent with each other.”