CANNABIS REGULATION INFO
The Planning Department would like to keep you updated with respect to Cannabis. First, let us state that the timeframe listed below is subject to change based on public input.
On October 17, 2018, Canada will legalize recreational cannabis. 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.
September 4, 2018
The Planning Department will be returning to Council with proposed regulations and maps showing separation distances from schools and Alberta Healthcare Facilities.
September 6, 2018
We invite you to attend the Open House held in Council Chambers to gain a better understanding of the proposed changes to the Land Use Bylaw. The feedback received will help Council to confirm the aspirations of the community. Town Staff will be available to provide an overview of the regulations and answer questions regarding the process.
September 11 OR 18, 2018
The Planning Department proposes to bring Bylaw #26-2018 Cannabis Regulations forward for first reading on September 11, 2018. If extensive changes are required, the Bylaw will receive first reading on September 18, 2018.
October 2, 2018
The Public Hearing will be tentatively booked for this Council Meeting. At this time, Council will decide whether to do the second and third readings of the bylaw. The public could potentially submit their applications as early as October 3, 2018. The Municipal Planning Commission will hear these applications prior to the October 17, 2018 legalization date.
Keep checking in for future updates and additional information. Should there be any time/date change, it will be posted here and on social media.
PLEASE NOTE THAT ALL OF THE ABOVE DATES ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE.