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Cannabis (Marijuana) Legalization

Cannabis is now legal 

In Alberta, the following rules apply:

  • You must be 18 to use cannabis.
  • You must purchase it only from licensed stores or albertacannabis.org.
  • 30 grams is the most you can buy or carry at a time.
  • You can't smoke in some public places - know your local laws.
  • Driving high is illegal.
  • Cannabis may not be within reach of anyone in a vehicle.
  • Only four plants can be grown per household.
  • Edibles are legal, but it will take some time before they are available for sale.
  • Kids can't enter cannabis stores.

While legalization is a federal decision, the Provinces, Territories and Indigenous communities may implement their own laws affecting access and availability. You must respect the laws of the community you are in, whether you are a visitor or live there.

Edibles are legal

As of October 17, 2019, cannabis edibles, topicals, and extracts became legal.  These items are now on store shelves and available from Alberta’s online store.

The legalization of cannabis edibles, topicals, and extracts is not anticipated to have significant impacts on municipalities. These products will be subject to the same provincial legislative and regulatory framework as the dried plant and oil products, as well as any municipal bylaws around cannabis consumption, and will be sold in existing retail outlets.

Click on the tiles below to learn more about AUMA’s cannabis legalization advocacy or for a variety of resources and tools regarding cannabis.