Public Smoking in Edmonton
The City of Edmonton began proactive measures in 2017 to get our city ready for legalization, including updating bylaws, conducting public hearings for cannabis-related rezonings and working with the business community on cannabis retail permits.
Part of these proactive measures included City Council reviewing Edmonton’s Public Places Bylaw, which outlines where the public can smoke tobacco. The public consumption of cannabis will also be outlined in this same bylaw.
On September 18, 2018, City Council voted on the rules outlining both cannabis and tobacco consumption rules. These rules will take effect on October 17, 2018.