An education campaign continues as community police services try to get everyone comfortable with the new Cannabis rules.
In our region, Dryden Police are out with some reminders to educate residents.
They’re reminding you that you can smoke or vape marijuana in a private home, or designated guest rooms in hotels or motels. However, if you work from home, they point out it’s not legal to smoke or vape cannabis in a private residence that is also a workplace.
It’s also allowed in outdoor public places like sidewalks and parks, controlled areas in long-term care homes, certain retirement homes, residential hospices, provincially funded supportive housing, psychiatric facilities or veteran’s facilities.
You cannot smoke or vape in a car or boat.
It’s banned in enclosed public places and work places, including schools. Places where children gather are also off-limits for vaping or smoking pot. You must stay at least 20 metres away from playgrounds and sports fields, and nine metres away from the entrance to a hospital, long-term care or psychiatric facility entrance.
No major problems have so far been reported by Dryden Police.