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Markham just banned smoking weed in public

Markham residents, beware. Cannabis consumption in public will no longer be allowed, setting the city apart from most other municipalities.

Markham's city council held a special meeting today to outline bylaws around cannabis mere hours before it is legalized. 

The city previously announced that it may ban retail stores, something the provincial government gave power to the municipal governments of Ontario to decide. 

Markham's city council has now decided that smoking weed will have to be a private endeavour, which mirrors the laws proposed by the previous Liberal provincial government. The new PC government scrapped that, and will allow public consumption. 

It looks like weed aficionados in Markham won't get to partake in any celebratory parties. Well, not legally anyway.

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