Cannabis

The Government of Canada introduced Bill C-45   to legalize recreational cannabis effective Oct. 17, 2018. At the time of legalization, only dried cannabis, cannabis oil and seeds will be legal for purchase and use.

Cannabis consumption

Consumption of cannabis in Spruce Grove is regulated by the City’s Consumption of Cannabis in Public Places Bylaw  , which was approved by Spruce Grove City Council on Sept. 24, 2018. Learn more about cannabis consumption in Spruce Grove.

Cannabis retail

Cannabis retail businesses in Spruce Grove are regulated under the City’s Land Use Bylaw. Spruce Grove City Council approved amendments to the Land Use Bylaw for the purpose of regulating cannabis-related businesses in Spruce Grove on June 11, 2018. The amendments went into effect on July 18, 2018. Learn more about cannabis retail businesses in Spruce Grove.

Responsibilities and regulations

  Government of Canada
(federal)
Government of Alberta
(provincial)
City of Spruce Grove
(municipal)
Possession limits      
New criminal offences      
Advertising      
Impaired driving      
Medical cannabis      
Production      
Age limit (Federal limit)      
Public health      
Education      
Taxation      
Home cultivation      
Regulatory compliance      
Workplace safety      
Distribution/wholesaling      
Retail model      
Retail locations and rules      
Public consumption      
Land use and zoning      

Regulations in support of legalization

Government of Canada (federal)

Cannabis Act: Provides laws for controlling the production, distribution, sale, and possession of cannabis across Canada.

Government of Alberta (provincial)

An act to control and regulate cannabis:

City of Spruce Grove (municipal)

Bylaws and policies:

Education and enforcement: