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Currently, the number of cannabis retailers allowed within City limits is three (3). While cannabis retail stores are privately run, they sell provincially licensed products and must follow provincial guidelines for staff training and security. The City of Wetaskiwin is still reviewing the development permits for the three Wetaskiwin-based cannabis retail applications. Those wishing to purchase recreational cannabis in the interim can do so online through albertacannabis.org.
Wetaskiwin City Council has prohibited the public consumption of cannabis within the City of Wetaskiwin, which means you are only allowed to consume cannabis on your private property. Renters, condo-dwellers, and those who live in multi-family dwellings may be restricted from growing and smoking cannabis based on rules established in rental agreements and condominium bylaws. Any decisions related to restricting smoking and vaping of cannabis must be approved by City Council. Smoking and vaping will not be permitted in the following places throughout Alberta:- Vehicles- Cannabis retail stores- Anywhere smoking or vaping tobacco is already restricted (such as in public parks or in front of doorways)
Medical cannabis is used by individuals with a prescription who purchase cannabis from licensed medical cannabis producers. Health Canada regulates and enforces the Access to Cannabis for Medical Purposes Regulations. The City of Wetaskiwin regulates the location of medical cannabis production facilities within its Land Use Bylaw. While medical cannabis is federally regulated, local users of medical cannabis must conform to the City of Wetaskiwin's bylaws pertaining to cannabis use (prohibited public consumption).
The federal government is responsible for regulating the growing of cannabis at home. When cannabis is legal, adults who are 18 or older can grow up to four cannabis plants, per residence (household) for personal use. Renters, or people living in condos or multi-family dwellings, may be restricted from growing cannabis in their homes based on rules in rental agreements or condominium bylaws.
The City of Wetaskiwin will be updating its website as more information becomes available. If you have specific questions, please email us at email@example.com or call Wetaskiwin City Hall at 780.361.4400 to be directed to the appropriate department.