Peel Police issue advice as Brampton licensed retailer will start selling marijuana soon

ON Monday, January 21, City Councillors voted in favor of licensed retail stores selling marijuana in Brampton. It is anticipated that on April 1, the first licensed retailer will open its doors in Brampton and will have to operate in accordance with the Cannabis Act.

Peel Regional Police note they have been diligent in shutting down illegal dispensaries and will continue to enforce the law according to the legislation.

On Tuesday, police issued reminders about buying and selling cannabis to help people avoid serious penalties and fines.

The seller

1) No one shall knowingly sell or distribute cannabis to a person under 19 years of age.

2) No one shall knowingly sell or distribute cannabis to a person who is or appears to be intoxicated.

3) No person shall sell cannabis other than an authorized cannabis retailer.

4) No person shall distribute cannabis that is sold, or that is intended to be sold, other than by an authorized cannabis retailer.

The purchaser

1) No person shall purchase cannabis except from an authorized cannabis dealer.

2) No person under 19 years of age shall possess, consume or attempt to purchase, purchase or distribute cannabis.

3) No person shall drive or have care and control of a vehicle or boat, whether or not it is in motion while any cannabis is contained in the vehicle or boat unless it is in a sealed unopened package and not readily available to the driver.

4) An individual can only possess a maximum of 30 grams of dried cannabis in public.

Police said: “We know it has been an adjustment with the new cannabis legislation. Safety remains our number one priority and we will continue to work closely with our community partners to provide the public with information that will help ensure their safety and well-being.”

Visit the police’s dedicated Cannabis and the Law Webpage which is packed full of additional information and check out the Cannabis FAQ section for answers to the most common questions police get.