RMA and AUMA are pleased to invite members to a series of educational webinars on cannabis and public health. These webinars will provide recommendations to help municipalities make cannabis policy decisions that promote and protect the wellbeing of their citizens. Given the health and social impacts of cannabis, collaborative and comprehensive municipal regulations are key in reducing potential harms.
Webinar I – Regulating Public Consumption
Cannabis legalization has the potential to normalize smoking and as such, reverse or impair the gains that have been made in creating smoke-free public spaces. This webinar will review municipal options to regulate the public consumption of cannabis, with a focus on preventing the renormalization of public smoking. The webinar will describe a broad approach to limiting smoking and vaping in public places, reducing youth exposure, simplifying enforcement, and increasing voluntary compliance. Leadership from Alberta municipalities will be profiled.
Friday, May 25 – 1:30pm to 3:00pm
Webinar II – Developing Bylaws for Land-Use and Business Licensing
This webinar will focus on land use/zoning and business licensing by-law development. Topics will include separation distances, density, numbers of stores, co-location, hours of operation, advertising, signage, business license application processes, and good neighbor agreements. Experts from public health will provide key background information and examples from Alberta municipalities that show promising practices in cannabis by-law development.
Wednesday, June 6 – 1:30pm to 3:00pm
For enquiries, please contact:
Director of External Relations & Advocacy