Cannabis legalization in Alberta

Cannabis is legal across Canada. Find out what it means for Albertans.

Services and information

  • Basic information about cannabis (marijuana), its potential health effects, and statistics on how it’s used in Alberta.
  • Our framework and legislation set the stage for the legal and responsible use of cannabis by Albertans.
  • Information for condominium owners, landlords and tenants about cannabis restrictions in condos, apartments and rental homes.
  • While legalization is a federal decision, the provinces and municipalities also have areas of responsibility.
  • Albertans shared their feedback on cannabis legalization in Alberta through extensive public engagement in summer and fall of 2017.

Know the rules

Yes, cannabis is legal in Alberta, but:

  • only if you're 18+
  • only from licensed stores or albertacannabis.org
  • 30 grams is the most you can buy or carry at a time
  • you can't smoke in some public places - know your local laws
  • only 4 plants can be grown per household
  • driving high is illegal
  • it can't be within reach of anyone in a vehicle
  • edibles are not yet legal to sell
  • kids can't enter cannabis stores, even with an adult

Read the Alberta Cannabis Framework to learn more.

Resources

  • Alberta’s impaired driving laws are aimed at preventing impaired driving and improving safety on our roads.
  • Information for employers and workers on how to recognize and respond to impairment in the workplace.
  • Information for condominium owners, landlords and tenants about cannabis restrictions in condos, apartments and rental homes.

Other resources

For everyone:

For parents:

For healthcare professionals:

Alberta's framework

The Alberta Cannabis Framework outlines the 4 policy priorities for cannabis legalization in our province:

  1. keeping cannabis out of the hands of children and youth
  2. protecting safety on roads, in workplaces and in public spaces
  3. protecting public health
  4. limiting the illegal market for cannabis

The framework was developed following extensive engagement with Albertans and stakeholders.

  • Our framework and legislation set the stage for the legal and responsible use of cannabis by Albertans.
  • While legalization is a federal decision, the provinces and municipalities have areas of responsibility.
  • Basic information about cannabis (marijuana), its potential health effects, and statistics on how it’s used in Alberta.
  • Albertans shared their feedback on cannabis legalization in Alberta through extensive public engagement in summer and fall of 2017.

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