CANNABIS REGULATION – Calgary, Alberta, Canada

The federal Cannabis Act came into effect on  October 17, 2018 (Bill C-45).

https://www.parl.ca/DocumentViewer/en/42-1/bill/C-45/royal-assent

The use of cannabis is regulated at the local, provincial and federal level.

In Calgary, cannabis may be consumed on private property in any form, but not in public places. Medical cannabis can be consumed in public places approved under municipal and provincial rules. Cannabis can be purchased locally at approved and licensed stores. Festivals and events in Calgary may apply to provide a cannabis consumption area (like a beer garden). If you are a tenant in Calgary your landlord/tenant agreement may prohibit cannabis use in your building.

https://www.calgary.ca/CSPS/ABS/Pages/Bylaws-by-topic/public-consumption-of-cannabis.aspx

In the Province of Alberta, you must be at least 18 years old to purchase cannabis. Minors are not permitted to enter cannabis stores, even with an adult. Cannabis can be purchased in Alberta at licensed stores or online at albertacannabis.org. The most you can buy or carry in public is 30 grams of dried cannabis or equivalent. Cannabis may not be consumed in vehicles, even by passengers.

https://www.alberta.ca/cannabis-legalization.aspx

At the Federal level, it is a criminal offence to drive while impaired by cannabis, or to provide cannabis to anyone under the age of 18. You are allowed to grow 4 cannabis plants per household (not per person). Edibles are not legally available for purchase yet in Canada (expected in October 2019), but you may make your own at home.

https://www.canada.ca/en/services/health/campaigns/cannabis.html

Please contact us if you have any questions about the use and possession of cannabis on your property or in the City of Calgary.

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Peter G. Robinson is an accomplished and skilled general practice lawyer in Calgary, Alberta. Over his 20 year career, Peter has carved out his niche in Residential Real Estate, Wills & Estate Planning, and Probate Applications. Uniquely available to his clients, Peter is a calm and patient communicator who easily puts his clients at ease with straight-forward explanations of legal concepts. Blogging is his latest venture to cultivate awareness of NW Calgary Law, a law firm where he is the hands-on leader of an enthusiastic team dedicated to prompt and efficient service. Follow Peter on Twitter, connect with him on LinkedIn or visit www.nwcalgarylaw.com The content contained in these blogs is intended to provide information about the subject matter and is not intended as legal advice. If you would like further information or advice on any of the subjects discussed in this blog post, please contact the author at NW Calgary Law at 403.265.3010 or probinson@nwcalgarylaw.com.


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