Forom province to province, and different municipality’s, the laws on cannabis consumption vary. Be sure to check your city or town’s government website for specific bylaws.
For the city of Edmonton, here are some details on where you can and where you can’t consume:
In your own home and yard. It’s important to know, however, that property owners, landlords, condo boards and rental companies can further restrict the smoking and growing of cannabis on their properties and common areas.
On some sidewalks in Edmonton, except as outlined below.
Within 10 metres from a bus stop or the doorway, window or air intake of a building or patio.
On a patio.
Just like alcohol, you cannot consume in a vehicle. This includes public vehicles like buses, taxis and LRT.
In a vehicle being used as a temporary residence, such as a parked RV.
If transporting cannabis in a vehicle, cannabis will need to be contained in closed packaging and out of reach of the driver and any other occupants of the vehicle.
Festivals and Events
At some festivals and public events, but only in designated areas. Signage will indicate their location. Please check each event or festival’s website for more information about their designated smoking areas.
Public Spaces, Parkland and Commercial Buildings
In some parks and trails in Edmonton, except as outlined below.
When the park contains:
- A playground
- A sports field
- A skate park or bicycle park
- An outdoor theatre
- An outdoor pool or water spray park
- A seasonal skating rink
- An off-leash area
On or within any:
- Hospital property
- School property
- Child care facility property
- City-owned golf course (Note: tobacco smoking is allowed, but only in designated areas)
- Ski hill
- Bus terminal or light rail transit platform
- Sir Winston Churchill Square
- Fort Edmonton Park
- The John Janzen Nature Centre
- The Edmonton Valley Zoo
- The Muttart Conservatory
- William Hawrelak Park
Within an area designated as a no smoking area for cannabis.
Inside any building, including bus shelters, LRT stations and cannabis retail stores.
For more details please check out the City of Edmonton’s Oficial Cannabis Rules.