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

Cannabis consumption, and other topics, are address in the County’s Community Standards Bylaw.

Cannabis Business

As required by the provincial and federal governments, and to help prepare our community for the change, the County has amended our Land Use Bylaw.

The Alberta Gaming & Liquor Commission (AGLC) oversees the distribution of cannabis through private retailers in Alberta. The AGLC will not issue a retail cannabis store license in the County without first receiving the County’s approval. Learn more about cannabis business regulations including cannabis retail sales, production and distribution facilities in the County of Grande Prairie.