Cannabis

Resources about legal topics related to cannabis legislation and use in Canada.


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Alberta Resources

The Alberta Gaming and Liquor Commission (AGLC) is responsible for regulating private retail cannabis, the distribution of cannabis and operation of Alberta's only legal online cannabis store. On this page you can learn about: cannabis.org, Alberta's only legal, non-medical online cannabis store; cannabis legislation and policies, working in the industry, using cannabis responsibly, and answers to commonly asked questions.

Related legal topic(s): Drugs and alcohol, Public policy

DrugSafe is a trusted source for Albertans to find vital information on reducing the harm of drugs and alcohol. This information on cannabis, alcohol and opiods is provided by Alberta Health Services.

Related legal topic(s): Drugs and alcohol, Health issues

This Alberta government webpage provides information on recent changes to Alberta’s alcohol- and drug-impaired driving offences and sanctions to align with new federal drug laws are now in effect. Information covered includes:

See also: http://www.transportation.alberta.ca/impaireddriving.htm

Related legal topic(s): Crimes and offences, Criminal law general resources, Driving, Drugs and alcohol, Transportation

Although legalization is a federal decision, provinces and municipalities are responsible for setting rules with respect to cannabis consumption. This page summarizes the rules set by both the Province of Alberta and by the city of Calgary for cannabis smoking  within the City of Calgary. The Calgary Bylaw regulates where smoking is permitted in public places: this includes tobacco, vaping and cannabis. Whether you are smoking cannabis for recreational or for medical purposes, everyone is expected to respect the same rules for where you can smoke.

Related legal topic(s): Drugs and alcohol, Municipal information and bylaws

Information for condominium owners, landlords and tenants about cannabis restrictions in condos, apartments and rental homes.

Related legal topic(s): Drugs and alcohol, Landlord and tenant

Cannabis became legal across Canada on Oct. 17, 2018. Find out what it means for Albertans. Learn the rules and regulations that come into effect when recreational cannabis becomes legal.

Related legal topic(s): Drugs and alcohol

Although legalization is a federal decision, provinces and municipalities are responsible for setting rules with respect to cannabis consumption. This page summarizes the rules set by both the Province of Alberta and by Edmonton City Council for cannabis smoking and vaping within the City of Edmonton. The City of Edmonton's Public Places Bylaw regulates where smoking is permitted in public places: this includes tobacco, vaping and cannabis. Whether you are smoking cannabis for recreational or for medical purposes, everyone is expected to respect the same rules for where you can smoke. Private property owners may establish additional smoking restrictions on their own properties.

Related legal topic(s): Drugs and alcohol, Municipal information and bylaws

Cannabis use at Alberta Parks sites aligns with the Alberta Cannabis Framework. The page provides information on the rules that apply in Alberta parks regarding the use of cannabis.

Related legal topic(s): Drugs and alcohol

Legislation Commented On: Cannabis Act, SC 2018, c 16; Cannabis Regulations, SOR/2018-144; Gaming, Liquor and Cannabis Act, RSA 2000, c G-1; Gaming, Liquor and Cannabis Regulation, Alta Reg 143/996

ABlawg: The University of Calgary Faculty of Law Blog includes commentary by faculty members, sessional instructors, research associates at our affiliated institutes, and students on court and tribunal decisions as well as legislative and policy developments in Alberta and beyond.

Related legal topic(s): Drugs and alcohol, Legislative materials

Canada/Federal

Learn more about how to access cannabis for medical purposes.

Related legal topic(s): Drugs and alcohol, Health issues

Ask an Expert: Cannabis Legalisation with Abby Deshman The video topics in the YouTube series are: 

  • Cannabis and the U.S. Border
  • Cannabis Legalisation
  • Cannabis and the Home
  • When Cannabis is Legal or Illegal
  • Cannabis and the Workplace
  • Cannabis and Driving
Related legal topic(s): Drugs and alcohol

Learn about:

  • Public education resources
  • The legalization and regulation of cannabis
  • Adult possession of cannabis
  • Laws in your area
  • Identifying legal cannabis products
  • Travelling with cannabis
  • Consuming cannabis
  • Cannabis health effects
  • Growing cannabis
  • Access to cannabis for medical purposes
  • Funding for cannabis public education and research
  • Drug-impaired driving
Related legal topic(s): Drugs and alcohol

Information about cannabis, process of legalization, cannabis in provinces and territories, and driving laws.

Related legal topic(s): Driving, Drugs and alcohol, Health issues

This brochure is designed as a resource to provide you with the information you need about cannabis along with some effective tools to help you set the stage for a conversation about cannabis and engage in productive discussions with your teen about cannabis and other substance use. The brochure was produced by Drug Free Kids Canada, in collaboration with Health Canada and the Canadian Centre on Substance Use and Addiction,

Related legal topic(s): Drugs and alcohol

Cannabis is also known as: marijuana, Cannabis is also known as: pot, Cannabis is also known as: weed
Cannabis is also known as: marijuana, Cannabis is also known as: pot, Cannabis is also known as: weed
Cannabis is also known as: marijuana, Cannabis is also known as: pot, Cannabis is also known as: weed