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

Regulations Government of Canada
Government of Alberta
City of Spruce Grove
Possession limits      
New criminal offences      
Impaired driving      
Medical cannabis      
Age limit (Federal limit)      
Public health      
Home cultivation      
Regulatory compliance      
Workplace safety      
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:

  • Provides oversight of wholesale distribution
  • Regulates sales and consumption
  • Provides tools for law enforcement
  • Provides oversight for employers to ensure safety on our roads and at work

City of Spruce Grove (municipal)

Bylaws and policies:

  • Regulating businesses operating within the municipality
  • Regulating public consumption

Education and enforcement:

  • Educating citizens and enforcing municipal, provincial and federal regulation of legalized recreational cannabis