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.


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