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Have your say: Cannabis legalization in our community. Fill out the survey here.

In the summer of 2018, the Federal Government will legalize cannabis for recreational use across Canada. Cannabis refers to products made from the leaves and flowers of the cannabis plant. You may have also heard it called marijuana or pot.

Currently, it is only legal to use cannabis if you have a medical prescription. We are seeking feedback from you on how you would like to see legalized cannabis managed from a municipal perspective. Please fill out the public survey here by May 15 or attend one of our public engagement opportunities to learn more about cannabis legalization in our region.

The survey results and the information you provide will be used to develop proposed Bylaw changes for Council’s consideration. Our goal is to have any proposed Bylaw changes in place before cannabis is legalized. This process will take place in public and will be open to all residents. Any proposed Bylaw changes must be aligned with federal and provincial laws, rules and guidelines.

Please note we are not currently finalizing any business licence applications or development permits for cannabis retail stores and/or cannabis production and distribution facilities. Selling and producing cannabis for non-medical purposes is still illegal in Canada.

For more information, please take a look at one of the tabs on the left hand side of this page. You can also contact PULSE at 780.743.7000 or

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