Cannabis in public places

Last updated July 14, 2021

Cannabis, also known as marijuana, has been legal in Canada since 2018, but it is banned in public places.

In Montréal, the following rules apply:

  • Smoking or vaping cannabis is not permitted in any indoor public place such as concert halls and libraries, or outdoor places such as parks, the streets or sidewalks.
  • The minimum legal age for possessing or buying cannabis, or entering the Société québécoise du cannabis stores, is 21.

Cannabis use falls under federal and provincial jurisdiction.