Cannabis legalization in Alberta

Cannabis will be legal across Canada on October 17, 2018. Find out what it means for Albertans.

Know the rules

Yes, cannabis will be legal in Alberta on October 17, 2018, but:

  • only if you're 18+
  • only from licensed stores or
  • 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
  • driving high is illegal
  • it can't be within reach of anyone in a vehicle
  • only 4 plants can be grown per household
  • 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.

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.



For everyone:

For parents:

For drivers:

For employers and employees:

For healthcare professionals:

For renters, landlords and condo owners:

Contact us

Alberta Cannabis Secretariat