Recreational Cannabis Legalization

Please note: Hinton is a no public consumption community.  Learn more in Bylaw 1125

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The Cannabis Survey is complete, and results have been presented to Council as a memorandum. View the results in the agenda package, available here. 

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Copy of Cannabis Legislation

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LUB Amendment 1088-6, Business License Bylaw 1126 and Bylaw 1125 Cannabis Public Consumption 

Municipalities play an important role in two distinct areas: The public consumption of cannabis, and the local development regulations. In Hinton, these areas will be managed through a series of pieces of legislation:  

- LUB Amendment 1088-6 (passed September 18, 2018), Business License Bylaw 1126 (passed on September 11, 2018) 

These amendments lay down development and usage details, including:

  • business license, license conditions and fees
  • taxation
  • development permits and application processes
  • local zoning and density
  • building standards
  • personal cultivation requirements

One important aspect of 1088-6 is Cannabis Retail setbacks. Learn more in the table below from the Redlined LUB Changes document presented to Council. 

cannabis setback guide

*The Development Authority shall not grant a Variance to reduce the separation distance by more than 20 m, in compliance with Section 3-82 of the Bylaw.

**No Variance shall be granted to Government Buildings that provide addiction, medical, and/or mental health services. Separation distance shall remain at a 100 m separation.

For further information, visit Planning and Development and/or view the LUB, available here. 

- Bylaw 1125 Cannabis Public Consumption (passed on October 2, 2018) 

This proposed bylaw addresses local constraints surrounding personal consumption, possession, and smoking, including:  

  • where/if you can smoke in public/shared spaces
  • smoking prohibited signage design 

Want to learn more?

LUB Amendment Documents

Protective Services Documents

Business License Bylaw Documents 

The below images are jpeg copies of public engagement materials that were displayed during 

Town of Hinton Cannabis Engagement

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