ABOUT THE PROJECT
The federal government is making plans to legalize and regulate cannabis in Canada, with legislation scheduled to take effect this year. Overview of legislative responsibilities.
In an effort to protect children and limit second-hand exposure, The Provincial Act – Bill 26: An Act to Control and Regulate Cannabis has restricted smoking or vaping of cannabis in any public place where tobacco is restricted and in the following places:
- on any hospital property, school property or child care facility property
- from any motor vehicle, with the exemption of those being used as a temporary residence, such as a parked RV
- in or within a prescribed distance from:
- a playground
- a sports or playing field
- a skateboard or bicycle park
- an outdoor pool or splash pad
- anywhere smoking or vaping tobacco is already restricted
There will also be no consumption of cannabis at any cannabis retail outlet.
Albertans will be allowed to consume cannabis in their homes and in some public spaces where smoking tobacco is allowed, but use will be banned in cars.
Municipalities must uphold and enforce these restrictions.
Cochrane’s smoking bylaw is being revised to cover the public consumption of cannabis.
Thank you to everyone who provided feedback. We’re compiling it and will present it to Council at an upcoming meeting.
There are no events scheduled at this time for this topic.