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Where Can I Consume?

Cannabis consumption will not be legal in Canada until Bill C-45, the Cannabis Act comes into force on October 17, 2018. 

Please note: all municipalities and provinces have different rules. What may be legal in one area, may not be in another. It is your responsibility to ensure you know what is legal wherever you are.

What You Need to Know

St. Albert Bylaws

On September 17, 2018, St. Albert City Council approved the Cannabis Consumption Bylaw (Bylaw 30/2018), which regulates the consumption of cannabis within St. Albert. This bylaw comes into effect on October 17, 2018. The minimum age for purchase and consumption in Alberta will be 18 years old. 

  • 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.  
  • 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 provided in the Smoking Bylaw (Bylaw 1/2004).

Provincial and Federal Regulations

  • 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.

fines and penalties

The fines and penalties for contraventions of the Cannabis Consumption Bylaw are the same as those found in the Smoking Bylaw, namely a $250 fine, or, on summary conviction, a fine not exceeding $10,000 or to an order of imprisonment for not more than one year, or both. 

For further information on the federal and provincial governments rules:

Cannabis Legalization in Alberta

Cannabis in Canada


For More Information

Marta Caufield
Solicitor
City of St. Albert
mcaufield@stalbert.ca

Last edited: September 18, 2018

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