September 17, 2018
Brazeau County Enews
September-October 2018

Cannabis Legalization Update

The federal government has announced that cannabis for recreational use will be legalized on October 17, 2018. This means there will be new federal, provincial and municipal processes for cannabis production, sale and consumption.

In anticipation of this, Brazeau County Council gave First Reading of Bylaw 1001-18 on August 21, 2018. Bylaw 1001-18 proposes to amend the County’s Land Use Bylaw to allow for the production, distribution and sale of can­nabis. To view a copy of the proposed changes, visit the project website at:­sultation

What is Cannabis?

Cannabis refers to products made from the leaves and flowers of the cannabis plant. You may have also heard it called marijuana or pot. It can be consumed by smok­ing, vaporizing, eating in food, drinking, dabbing, put­ting drops under the tongue, or applying it directly to the skin in a lotion.

What does Legalization mean?

Cannabis is currently legal for medical purposes. This means that people with a prescription can purchase can­nabis from licensed medical cannabis producers. Cannabis legalization refers to making cannabis legal for non-med­ical purposes. While the legalization of cannabis is a fed­eral decision, provinces and municipalities each have areas of responsibility.

If you have any comments, concerns or questions, please contact Jessica Karpo, Senior Long Range Planner, at or 780-542-2667.

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