Information for the Campus Community

On October 17, 2018, recreational cannabis products will be legally consumable across Canada.

In Ontario:

  • Individuals need to be 19 years of age or older to buy, use, possess and grow recreational cannabis and will be able to possess a maximum of 30 grams of dried cannabis in public.
  • Cannabis use will be permitted in locations where smoking tobacco is permitted under the Smoke-Free Ontario Act, 2017.
  • Individuals will be able to purchase 30 grams of dry cannabis online at the Ontario Cannabis Store and grow up to 4 plants per residence. A private retail licensing model will be implemented on April 1, 2019, when the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario will become the provincial regulator authorized to grant store licenses.

Given the provincial framework, effective October 17, 2018, individuals 19 years of age or older will be permitted to smoke cannabis on campus only in clearly marked designated smoking areas. At the same time, the University will commence a process to create a smoke-free campus by 2020. Once the University reaches this goal, smoking cannabis will no longer be permitted on campus.

This website has been designed to connect students, faculty and staff to information related to cannabis use on campus and other cannabis-related awareness raising resources.

University of Windsor Information


Awareness Raising Resources

Government of Canada 

Cannabis in Canada – Get the Facts

Cannabis in the Provinces and Territories

Impaired Driving and Workplace Impairment

Cannabis Health Effects

Your Cannabis Questions Answered

Cannabis and the Border

About Cannabis

Government of Ontario 

Cannabis Legalization

Impairment and Health & Safety

Windsor – Essex County Health Unit 

Cannabis Your Questions Answered

Resources from Various Organizations

Summary of Territorial and Provincial Regulations (.pdf)

Cannabis the Basics (.pdf)

Know the Health Effects Poster (.pdf)