This page has been created to keep residents/developers informed of the upcoming change in legislation.

To learn Alberta's approach to the rules and regulations that will come into effect once Cannabis is legalized in Canada.  Please see this link (video).  Alberta Gaming and Liquor Commission's website on Cannabis.

To learn what the Town of St. Paul is doing to prepare for this change, see this FAQ.

Cannabis Health Effects (Courtesy of the Government of Canada)

Areas of Responsibility

Government of Canada Possession Limits - New Criminal Offences - Advertising - Impaired Driving - Medical Cannabis - Production - Age Limit (Federal Limit) - Public Health - Education - Taxation - Home Cultivation - Regulatory Compliance
Government of Alberta Impaired Driving - Public Health - Education - Taxation - Workplace Safety - Distribution/Wholesaling - Retail Model - Retail Locations and Rules - Regulatory - Compliance - Public Consumption
Town of St. Paul Retail Locations and Rules (setbacks from sensitive uses) - Public Consumption on Public Lands - Land Use and Zoning - Education - Workplace Safety

July 16, 2018:  The Council of the Town of St. Paul had their first planning session on the proposed legislation. (complete)

July 23, 2018:  Bylaw 1251:  1st Reading - July 23, 2018 (Agenda Item #7.1) (complete)

September 10, 2018 (7:30pm)Public Hearing on Bylaw 1251 and Final Readings (complete).  A signed copy of the bylaw can be found here.

September 20, 2018 (5:00pm to 7:30pm):  To view the display boards from the open house, click herePublic Open House on Cannabis.  To view the summary of the open house, click here.

September 24, 2018:  1st Reading of Bylaw 1252, 2nd round of amendments, "Cannabis Land Use Bylaw Amendments".

October 9, 2018:  Public Hearing on proposed Bylaw 1252 at 7:30pm.  This bylaw was passed at this same meeting following no opposition of the proposed bylaw.

October 17, 2018:  Cannabis becomes legal in Canada.  FAQ on Cannabis from AGLC.
Planning and Development is now accepting appointments should a developer wish to discuss or submit an application for a cannabis retail or facility in the Town of St. Paul.  Appointments on October 17, 2018 will be accepted on a first come first serve basis. 
Please call in advance to reserve your time at 780-645-1766.
See this link for a copy of the Cannabis Retail / Cannabis Facility Development Permit application.

Bylaw 1251 and 1252

October 17, 2019: The production and sale of edible cannabis, cannabis extracts and cannabis topicals became legal in Canada under the Cannabis Act.

January 1, 2020:  No new changes are required in our current Land Use Bylaw as edibles, cannabis extracts and cannabis topicals. are considered under the "Cannabis" definition.

Note: Please check this site regularly for updates.

Last Updated: January 1, 2020