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The legalization of cannabis will have many impacts. Cannabis will become a part of Edmonton’s economy; it will be regulated through federal and provincial laws and in some City bylaws, and you may see it being produced and sold in Edmonton.

Cannabis Zoning Bylaw

February to April, 2018: Consultation and Proposed Land Use Framework

The City of Edmonton completed additional consultation from February to April, 2018, including:

  • An online survey on public smoking and vaping of cannabis
  • Circulation of the proposed land use framework for cannabis stores for feedback from stakeholders
  • Focus groups with interested cannabis store operators about cannabis business licences

The City of Edmonton circulated a proposed land use framework for cannabis retail stores from February 23 to March 21, 2018. The proposed framework is based on:

  • Compliance with provincial regulations
  • Results of public engagement activities conducted in November and December 2017
  • Providing opportunities across Edmonton for cannabis store locations

The City of Edmonton made changes to the proposed land use framework based on comments from stakeholders who responded to the circulation.

Read the What We Heard and What We Changed Report.

November 13 to December 13, 2017: Public Engagement

The City conducted public engagement activities from November 13 to December 13, 2017, including:

  • An online survey on cannabis legalization
  • Participation in Engage Edmonton - a series of city-wide engagement events hosted in different areas of Edmonton
  • Workshops - hosted with key stakeholders to have more in-depth conversations about cannabis legalization

Cannabis Legalization Survey Summary
Cannabis Legalization Workshops

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