Cannabis/Medical Marijuana Regulations

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Cannabis Regulations

In April 2017, the Government of Canada introduced Bill C-45 (the Cannabis Act) and Bill C-46 (the Act to amend the Criminal Code) with plans to make non-medical (i.e. recreational) cannabis legal in Canada by July 2018. While the proposed Cannabis Act provides an overall framework for cannabis legalization and regulation, it also provides authorities for all levels of government.

Generally the Cannabis Act provides authority for the Federal government to regulate commercial cultivation, processing, and sales (by phone or online), with Federal licences required for these activities. Provincial governments will have authority to establish age limits, wholesale and retail distribution models, among others.

Local governments will have authority to regulate certain aspects like retail location and rules, regulatory compliance, public consumption, and land use/zoning. As such, local governments are preparing for cannabis legalization through regulatory updates.

Learn more about the current steps the SLRD is taking to prepare for cannabis legalization by checking out the Cannabis Regulations Current Projects Page

Medical Marijuana Regulations

Staff Reports

Amendment Bylaws

  • Electoral Area A Bylaw No. 1282-2013 was adopted on April 22, 2015
  • Electoral Area B Bylaw No. 1300-2013 was adopted on April 22, 2015.
  • Electoral Area C Bylaw No. 1307 & Bylaw No. 1311 was adopted at the October 27, 2014 SLRD Board meeting. 
  • Electoral Area D Bylaw No. 1308 & Bylaw No. 1312 was adopted at the October 27, 2014 SLRD Board meeting.
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