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Cannabis – Public Consumption

Right now, it is only legal to use cannabis if you have a medical prescription. 

The Federal government has passed Bill C-45 to legalize cannabis for sale and/or consumption for non-medicinal purposes. It will only be legal to sell or consume cannabis for non-medicianl purposes after Wednesday October 17, 2018.

First Reading of Draft Cannabis Consumption Bylaw 2018-09 was presented to Town Council on July 3, 2018.  Please view the proposed bylaw below:

A Public Hearing for the new PROPOSED Public Cannabis Consumption Bylaw 2018-07 will be held in Town Council Chambers (1018 – 2 Ave) at 7:00 pm on Tuesday, August 7th, 2018 where persons claiming to be affected by these changes may voice their concerns. Concerns may also be expressed through written submissions mailed or delivered to the Town Office at 1018 – 2 Ave Wainwright AB T9W 1R1 

For more information, please contact Ed Chow, Chief Administrative Officer at  or 780.842.3381