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Cannabis laws in Alberta


Consuming cannabis in Alberta is allowed where tobacco smoking is currently allowed see Tobacco and Smoking Reduction Act (Section 3) with some additional provincial restrictions included.


Cannabis smoking and vaporizing lounges or clubs will not be allowed unfortunately!
These types of businesses would be very helpful in providing education on healthy responsible ways to consume and could also provide harm reduction benefits.


Municipalities will be allowed to create additional restrictions on public consumption using bylaws. Albertans are encouraged to know their local rules before consuming. https://www.alberta.ca/cannabis-framework.aspx#p6241s4


Banff:
Until October 17, 2018, it is illegal to possess, consume, or sell cannabis in Canada, except for authorized medical use.
http://banff.ca/cannabis


Calgary:
October 17, 2018 Ban on consumption in public places
An exemption to the Cannabis Consumption Bylaws exists for medical cannabis. Medical cannabis consumers must still obey the City’s Smoking and Vaping Bylaw and Alberta’s Tobacco and Smoking Reduction Act.
http://www.calgary.ca/CSPS/ABS/Pages/Bylaws-by-topic/public-consumption-of-cannabis.aspx


Chestermere:
October 17, 2018 Ban on consumption in public places.
An exemption to the Cannabis Consumption Bylaws exists for medical cannabis. Medical cannabis consumers must still obey the City’s Smoking and Vaping Bylaw and Alberta’s Tobacco and Smoking Reduction Act.
http://www.chestermere.ca/CivicAlerts.aspx


Edmonton:
The City could decide to allow smoking and vaping of cannabis in the same places as tobacco is smoked, or to restrict public smoking and vaping of cannabis in more places. See "What decisions does Edmonton have to make about consuming cannabis in public?"


Jasper:
October 2, 2018 Jasper townsite council bans cannabis consumption in public
Council Passes Cannabis Consumption Bylaw


Lethbridge:
Cannabis Legaliation https://www.lethbridge.ca/City-Government/Pages/Cannabis.aspx,
Same as tobacco consumption bylaws.


Red Deer:
The City will be reviewing its Smoke Free Bylaw in the coming months and could decide to allow smoking and vaping of cannabis in the same places as tobacco is smoked, or to restrict public smoking and vaping of cannabis in more places.
See "When cannabis is legal, can I smoke it in public?" http://www.reddeer.ca/whats-happening/cannabis-legalization/
September 4, 2018 - The consumption of cannabis in public will be prohibited in the city of Red Deer. City council voted unanimously in favour of the ban.


St. Albert:
See "Where Can I Consume?" https://stalbert.ca/cosa/participation/cannabis-legalization/where-can-i-consume/
Council also passed the following amendments to the Cannabis Consumption Bylaw (Bylaw 30/2018):
There will be no smoking, vaping or consuming cannabis in any public place in St. Albert. ◦The City of St. Albert will not regulate cannabis use on private property.