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Council provides direction regarding the preparation of Bylaws with respect to the sale and consumption of Cannabis in Drayton Valley. To read the full press release, click here.
In accordance with the direction set by Council, Administration will prepare an amendment to the Land Use Bylaw which regulates the required setbacks, location, and conditions of approval for cannabis retail stores in Drayton Valley. Business License and Signage Bylaw amendments will also be prepared to establish standards that cannabis retail stores will be required to meet. Public consumption of cannabis will be prohibited.
An amendment to Land Use Bylaw 2007/24/D will be prepared and brought to Council for First Reading in August 2018. At that meeting, Council may approve First Reading which will give Council the ability to call a Public Hearing which initiates the opportunity for further feedback from the community. A Notice of Public Hearing will be posted on the Town’s social media and website. The public may submit their feedback in writing prior to the Public Hearing or attend the Public Hearing in person to provide their comments.
The Town has now concluded its on-line survey. For those who attended the Feedback Information Session on May 10th and participated in the on-line survey, we thank you for your time and input. Your feedback and comments have been provided to Town Council and the Mayor and Council will now work to determine the best options for the community.
The results of the on-line survey are available here: Cannabis Survey Results
This chart references which decisions and restrictions are made by the federal government, the provincial government, and which the municipality has some control over.
Please keep up with the progress of this issue for our community by referring to this page.
The following are some resources for further information regarding cannabis legalization, based on some of what the Town heard as a result of the survey:
Get answers from the Government of Canada
The process in Alberta
Age limits for access to cannabis retail stores
Store name and sign requirements
Security requirements for retail stores
Impairment and enforcement for drivers and workers
Consumption – where is it allowed based on provincial regulations?
Potential health effects and how cannabis is used
Social issues and how they are being considered
If you have any questions about the Town’s approach to cannabis legalization please contact the Town of Drayton Valley by phoning 780-514-2200 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.