While the Federal Government has explicitly committed to legalizing the recreational use of marijuana in Canada, its sale by non-licensed, non-medical vendors remains illegal. Operating, or working for, an illegal dispensary can result in arrest and charges including possession and drug trafficking.

Residents concerned about unsafe or illegal activities taking place in or near a dispensary are encouraged to contact the Toronto Police. Where the safety of people or property are at risk, call 911. For non-emergency situations that require the attention of police, you can reach the non-emergency dispatcher at 416-808-2222 or file a report online. If you wish to remain anonymous, please reach out to Crime Stoppers at, or call 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).

Toronto's Board of Health has made a number of requests to the Government of Canada and the Government of Ontario to decriminalize possession, institute plain packaging rules, limit marketing, regulate edibles, set a minimum age of 19 for purchase, prohibit smoking in public places, and to prohibit the operation of a motor vehicle under the influence.

If you would like to reach your provincial or federal government representatives and let them know what you feel should be included in the upcoming legalization, you may contact them directly:

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