Status: Open until July 31, 2017
Ministry responsible: Justice and Solicitor General
Alberta's role is to decide how to adapt this legislation in a way that best suits Albertans’ needs, circumstances and values. During the first stage of public engagement, we're gathering input on the following topics:
- Legal age – should it be older than the federal minimum legal age of 18?
- Purchasing cannabis – how will it be distributed and where will it be sold?
- Using cannabis in public – where can it be consumed and under what circumstances?
- Safe roads and workplaces – should Alberta create new impaired driving laws and how should it be treated in the workplace?
Your feedback from these activities will be used to build the Alberta Cannabis Framework. The Framework will be posted for Albertans to review and provide feedback on this fall.
April 13, 2017
Introduction of federal cannabis legislation
June 2 - July 31, 2017
Public and stakeholder engagement on Alberta's approach to cannabis legalization
August - September 2017
Review of engagement findings and development of the Alberta Cannabis Framework
Release draft of the Alberta Cannabis Framework for further public and stakeholder input
Cannabis legalization implementation begins