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: www.brazeau.ab.ca/cannabis-consultation
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.
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