Town of Beaumont's approach to cannabis legalization
The Government of Canada has introduced legislation to legalize cannabis. There will be new federal, provincial and municipal processes for cannabis production, sale and consumption.
On September 25, 2018, Beaumont Town Council approved the Cannabis Consumption Bylaw (Bylaw 929-18), which regulates the consumption of cannabis within Town of Beaumont. This bylaw comes into effect on October 17, 2018. The minimum age for purchase and consumption in Alberta will be 18 years old.
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. The Government of Canada’s plans to legalize cannabis on October 17, 2018, and will allow cannabis to be used for recreational purposes.
Cannabis in Beaumont
Where in Beaumont can you consume cannabis?Link to page
Setting up a Cannabis Retail Store
Beaumont will begin accepting Development Permits for Cannabis Retail Stores on a first-come, first served basis as of August 15, 2018.Link to page
Cannabis Legalization TimelineLink to page
The survey results from the two cannabis surveys the Town of Beaumont completed in 2018. One was on the changing the land use regulations and the other concerned public consumption of cannabis.Link to page
While the legalization of cannabis is a federal decision, provinces and municipalities each have areas of responsibility.Link to page
Cannabis Educational Resources
Cannabis Educational ResourcesLink to page