Developed by the Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM) in collaboration with RMA and other organizations.
With cannabis legalization fast approaching, municipalities have their work cut out for them. To help municipalities do what they do best—protect and strengthen communities—FCM has launched the Municipal Guide to Cannabis Legalization
. This guide was created in partnership with RMA, other provincial-territorial associations, legal advisory groups, and policy experts.
The Municipal Guide to Cannabis Legalization offers an extensive exploration of issues that municipal governments will need to consider, including case studies, policy options, and sample bylaw language. The fast approaching cannabis legalization presents a challenge for municipalities across Canada and because of that, FCM developed this guide. The guide covers key issues consistent across jurisdictions, as well as regional variations, identified by the advisory group of experts. It is a thorough document that will support work on key areas of municipal involvement, including land use management, business regulation, public consumption, workplace safety, and enforcement issues.
For more details about the legal framework in Alberta, we encourage you to visit the RMA’s Planning for Cannabis
hub or contact the Alberta Cannabis Secretariat
FCM and RMA look forward to hearing from you about how this guide has been useful to you when tackling the challenges that lie ahead.
For enquiries, please contact:
Director of External Relations & Advocacy