Cannabis Legalization

Cannabis Survey

The Federal Government introduced Bill C-45, known as the Cannabis Act, to legalize recreational cannabis in Canada; Cannabis became legal on October 17, 2018

Earlier this year in anticipation of Cannabis legalization, Sturgeon County began preparing for change to policies and bylaws to accommodate the change and to understand the impacts.
Sturgeon County will adhere to Provincial rules and regulations that came into effect October 17, 2018.

Consuming Cannabis – What You Need to Know

Alberta has set the minimum age for purchase and consumption of cannabis at 18. Public smoking or vaping of cannabis in Alberta will be prohibited from any place where tobacco is restricted, and in the following places:

* On any hospital property, school property or child care facility property

* In or within a prescribed distance from:

  • a playground
  • a sport or playing field 
  • a skateboard or bicycle park 
  • a zoo
  • an outdoor theatre 
  • an outdoor pool or splash pad and; from any motor vehicles, with the exception of those being used as a temporary residence, such as a parked RV.

Next steps will involve monitoring other municipalities regulations and further public discussion regarding the land use bylaw that will look at everything from cannabis production facilities to storage and distribution.

Cannabis Survey Results

In spring of 2018, Sturgeon County opened a public online survey as part of the public engagement strategy for developing municipal cannabis regulations. 

The results can be viewed here.


For more information:

Colin Krywiak

Phone: 780-939-8376

Email: ckrywiak@sturgeoncounty.ca