Cannabis is Legal
Cannabis is now officially legal across Canada. And whether you were waiting for this day or not, every resident should be aware of what cannabis legalization means in St. Albert.
- All municipalities and provinces have different rules. What applies to St. Albert does not apply to Edmonton. Nor is Alberta the same as B.C. If you’re travelling within Canada, it’s your responsibility to know what’s legal wherever you are.
Where Can I Consume?
- In St. Albert – there will be no smoking, vaping or consuming cannabis in any public place.
- For a complete description of areas that are considered a Public Place, review the Cannabis Consumption Bylaw – Section 2(l).
- Own your own home? The City won’t regulate cannabis use on private property.
- Live in a condo or apartment? Condo boards and landlords may set regulations.
- Medicinal cannabis users will be allowed to smoke and vape cannabis in the same places as outlined in the Smoking Bylaw.
How Do I Talk to my Kids about Drugs?
Wondering how to have that hard conversation with your teen? From communication tips for parents to a downloadable Cannabis Talk Kit, the City has gathered various resources from support agencies across Canada. For a complete list of resources, including health effects and cannabis facts, visit the City of St. Albert website – Cannabis Resources.
Some Online Resources
- From Drug Free Kids Canada:
Cannabis Talk Kit – Know How to Talk with you Teen
- Parent Action Pack website
The City’s Community and Social Development (CSD) department provides social services to the residents of St. Albert through direct service to the community as well as a range of services offered through CSD-funded community organizations.
To find local social service organizations:
To Learn More
Want to learn more about cannabis legalization in St. Albert? Visit the City website at stalbert.ca/cannabis. Information is also being distributed through print and online ads in the St. Albert Gazette, LCD screens in Servus Place, the City’s social media channels (Facebook and Twitter), and Citylights.
- The minimum age for purchase and consumption in Alberta is 18 years old.
- Consuming cannabis in a vehicle is illegal.
- Driving high is illegal.
- Cannabis can’t be within reach of anyone in a vehicle.
- 30 grams of cannabis is the most you can buy or carry at a time.
- Only four plants can be grown per household.
- Cannabis can only be purchased from licensed stores or albertacannabis.org.
- Kids are not allowed to enter cannabis stores, even with an adult.
- Edibles are not yet legal to sell.
Last edited: October 31, 2018