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As of October 17, 2018, the sale and consumption of Cannabis was made legal in Canada. The Town of Drayton Valley is accepting applications for Businesses Licenses and Development Permits for Cannabis Retails Stores.
To ensure that you are submitting a complete Cannabis Retail Store Application, please review our checklist: Application Checklist
The Town’s Land Use Bylaw, Business License Bylaw and Signage Bylaw have been amended to establish regulations for the locations and conditions associated with cannabis retail sales and cannabis counselling businesses. Bylaw 2018-12-P addresses smoking cannabis in public spaces.
For further information, please visit the Alberta Gaming, Liquor and Cannabis Commission site: AGLC
The following are some resources for further information regarding cannabis legalization:
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.