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Cannabis in Calgary





The City of Calgary approach to cannabis regulation.



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Cannabis Legalization

The City of Calgary approach to cannabis regulation.


Cannabis is now legal in Canada. What does that mean for Calgarians?

Cannabis is regulated in Canada by a combination of federal, provincial and municipal rules. Here’s an overview of what you should know about each level of government’s regulations.

City of Calgary

  • Cannabis may be consumed on private property in any form (smoking, vaping, or edibles)
  • Consumption of recreational cannabis is prohibited in any form (smoking, vaping, or edibles) in Calgary’s public places
  • Medical cannabis can be smoked or vaped in public places that are allowed under both municipal and provincial rules
  • Cannabis can be purchased at approved, licensed stores in Calgary
  • Prospective cannabis businesses can read all the rules and regulations online
The City is responsible for:

Public consumption, retail locations and rules, land use and zoning, education, enforcing municipal, provincial and federal regulations

Learn more about what The City of Calgary is responsible for by exploring The City website further

Government of Alberta

  • In Alberta, the legal age to purchase cannabis is 18+ years
  • Youth can’t enter cannabis stores, even with an adult
  • Cannabis can be bought at licensed stores or online at
  • 30 grams of dried cannabis or equivalent is the most you can buy or carry in public at a time
  • Cannabis can’t be consumed in vehicles, even by passengers
The province is responsible for:

Minimum age, distribution/wholesaling, retail model, locations and rules, impaired driving, public health, education, taxation, workplace safety, public consumption

Learn more at

Government of Canada

The federal government is responsible for:

Possession limits, criminal offences, public health, impaired driving, medical cannabis, education, taxation, home cultivation, advertising, production

Learn more at

Cannabis edibles, extracts and topicals

Currently, the sale of commercially-made cannabis edibles, cannabis extracts and cannabis topicals remains prohibited. The Government of Canada has indicated that they will be permitted for legal sale by October 17, 2019.

At this time, it is not yet known how these products will be regulated in Calgary. Our regulations around cannabis edibles will be informed by both the federal and provincial rules which will be determined in the coming months. The City of Calgary will provide information as details are confirmed.