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City of Calgary responds to the provincial cannabis framework

City of Calgary responds to the provincial cannabis framework

The City of Calgary received the Government of Alberta Cannabis Framework and is reviewing the document to determine the specific impacts for The City.

“We are taking the time to carefully consider the framework to get a better sense of exactly what this will mean for The City and our citizens,” says Matt Zabloski, project lead for preparing The City’s regulations for the legalization of recreational cannabis. “In anticipation of the provincial framework, 15 City business areas have been working for several months doing important groundwork to ensure Calgary is prepared for legalization in 2018.”

“The City has an important role to play in implementing the legalized sale and use of recreational cannabis in Calgary while upholding federal and provincial legislation. With the framework in hand, The City will be engaging with the provincial government in the coming weeks to further clarify the municipal role in legalization,” says Zabloski.

“To help us identify and address the concerns of citizens and our many stakeholders, we will be conducting extensive research and engagement to gather information on citizens’ attitudes toward legalization and their views on regulating recreational cannabis in Calgary,” says Zabloski.

The City’s engagement will include an on-line survey that will be open for citizen participation later this fall, and its launch will be announced publicly. The City encourages all Calgarians to participate in the engagement survey at when it is available.

For more information on The City’s plans for the legalization of recreational cannabis, visit