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5116 50th Avenue
Box 1509
Rocky Mountain House, AB
T4T 1B2
Ph: (403) 845-2866
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Posted on: October 16, 2018

NEWS RELEASE - Cannabis Consumption Bylaw passed


Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2018

Town of Rocky Mountain House adopts Cannabis Consumption Bylaw

The Town of Rocky Mountain House has passed third and final reading of Bylaw 2018/30V to regulate public consumption of cannabis within the Town’s corporate limits. The Cannabis Consumption Bylaw is now in effect on the eve of the federal legalization of recreational cannabis in Canada.

Section 8 of Bylaw 2018/30V, the Cannabis Consumption Bylaw, prohibits cannabis consumption within 10 metres of any doorway, window or air intake of a public place or workplace, unless otherwise posted.

Section 9 stipulates that no person shall smoke or consume cannabis on private property without the consent or permission of the owner.

Specific setbacks also apply to town-owned property under Section 10. Cannabis consumption will not be allowed within 10 metres of the boundary to parks, playgrounds, skateparks, water-spray parks, trails, libraries, other recreational facilities used by the public, the Christenson Sports and Wellness Centre, the Credit Union Co-op Aquatic Centre and the Lou Soppit Community Centre.

Schedule A of Bylaw 2018/30V, which may be amended by council resolution, specifies a $250 penalty on first offence under section 8, 9 or 10.

Related media:

Oct. 16 Council Meeting Video A

Administration introduction begins at 4:45

Council discussion begins at 7:25

First reading and subsequent voting begins at 39:50

For more information, please contact:

Laura Button

Communications Coordinator
Town of Rocky Mountain House
Main office: 403-845-2866

Bylaw 2018/30V Cannabis Consumption Bylaw
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