Cannabis Regulations

The Town of Slave Lake will begin accepting Development Permit Applications after October 1st, 2018 but will not be processing the applications until after Council passes Bylaw 27-2018.

Please keep coming to this section of the webpage for additional information,
or give us a call at 780-849-8004.

Background on Cannabis in the Town of Slave Lake:

On August 14, 2018, the Planning Department presented to Council the Alberta Gaming and Liquor Commission’s regulations that have been put in place for Cannabis Retail Stores. 

At that time, Council directed Administration to prepare an amendment to Land Use Bylaw #22-2007 to add regulations with respect to Cannabis Stores.

What is Cannabis?

Cannabis refers to products made from the leaves, flowers and resins of the cannabis plant. Other names for cannabis include marijuana or pot. Cannabis users smoke, vaporize, or add cannabis to food or drinks.

Today, it is only legal to use cannabis with a medical prescription. On October 17th, the Canadian Cannabis Act will come into effect. The Cannabis Act creates a strict legal framework for controlling the production, distribution, sale and possession of cannabis across Canada.

Your voice matters to us:

Prior adopting a resolution, Town Council and Administration would like to hear from you! During the Land Use Bylaw amendment process, there will be an opportunity for you to voice your opinion.  If you are not comfortable with public speaking, please know that there are many other ways you can voice your opinion. You can send us an e-mail, send us a letter or simply give us a phone call. A quick guide has be created to help navigate the Legislative Framework of the Land Use Bylaw.

On September 6th, 2018 The Town of Slave Lake hosted an open house and asked questions to the residents who participated in the event. Here are the responses that the Town received. 

Purchasing cannabis and cannabis retail locations

Once federal legislation comes into effect, Albertans will have two options for purchasing recreational cannabis:

  • Privately run retail stores
  • Provincial government-operated online sales


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Cannabis Store Development Permit 


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