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

The County is working to develop a Community Standards Bylaw, which will address cannabis usage and other topics. For the time being residents and visitors must follow the guidelines set out by the Province in the Alberta Gaming, Liquor and Cannabis Act along with the cannabis framework. Learn more about cannabis consumption in the County of Grande Prairie.

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.