RBC Bluesfest Help Centre

Marijuana Policy

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The festival operates under the City of Ottawa and NCC bylaws concerning smoking at special events. As a licence holder for sale and service of alcohol, we are required to not permit smoking or consumption of marijuana at our event.

This decision is in accordance with the Liquor Licence Act Regulation 719, s45 (2), enforced by the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO), which does not currently include any provisions or exemptions allowing the use of medicinal marijuana in a licensed establishment by patrons who hold a federal permit allowing them to possess marijuana for medical purposes.