Cannabis Legalization

Cannabis legalization comes into effect on October 17, 2018.
Get to know the law in Fox Creek.

On October 17, 2018, recreational cannabis will be legal in Canada. Each province and municipality will have different rules. Here’s what legalization means for residents in Fox Creek:

  • Cannabis can only be consumed by those age 18+.
  • No cannabis use in vehicles, even for passengers.
  • Zero tolerance of cannabis use for drivers on a Graduated Drivers License (Class 5)
  • AGLC regulates the sale of cannabis. No one under the age of 18 can enter cannabis stores, even if with an adult.
  • Consumers may purchase and carry up to 30 g at one time.
  • Residents in Fox Creek do not have to get a permit to grow any cannabis plants, but only registered homeowners may cultivate said cannabis plants. Each residence is limited to four plants.

Residents can consume cannabis on their private property (providing they are the registered property owner), in an approved vape lounge, or cannabis store with the following restrictions in place.

  • In any area or place where that person is prohibited from smoking under the tobacco and Smoking Reduction act or any other Act or Bylaws of the Town.
  • Within a 30 meter radius of:
    • A Recreation Facility;
    • A Public Park;
    • Any Town owned public facility;
    • An outdoor ‘special event,’ unless in a defined area specifically identified by the event organizer as a designated consumption area;
    • Where children are playing or congregating; or
    • The front entrance to a commercial building;
    • Consumption of recreation cannabis is prohibited in any form (smoking, vaping, and edibles) in Fox Creek Public Places.
  • Where smoking is prohibited by a public sign; and
  • In a manner and/or proximity, that is adversely affecting another person.

RCMP Officers may issue violation tickets with fines of up to $250.00 to those who do not adhere to the laws outlined by the Municipal, Provincial, or Federal Governments.

A message from the Province of Alberta

2018-10-17T16:23:58+00:00October 17, 2018|Community Matters, News and Announcements|

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