On September 4, City Council passed bylaws that will regulate how recreational cannabis will be sold within the City of Camrose.
As per Provincial regulations and City of Camrose bylaws, any cannabis retail store must be at least 100 metres (330 feet) away from any site being used for a Provincial Health Facility or public or private education facility.
Cannabis retail stores must refuse entry to minors as well as any person who appears to be intoxicated or impaired or whose behaviour becomes disorderly. Stores are not able to operate between the hours of 2:00 am and 10:00 am and must only hire employees that are at least 18 years of age.
Council also amended our smoke-free bylaw to include cannabis. This bylaw contains rules against smoking within 10 m of a playground, park (which includes the City’s walking trails), seasonal skating rink, skate park, bike park, sports field, and water spray park or toboggan hill as illustrated on the City of Camrose Smoke Free map at www.camrose.ca/smokefree. As well, no smoking (tobacco or cannabis) will be permitted within 5 m of the doorway of any public building, restaurant, patio, public housing, etc. and anyone caught doing so may be fined $200 for their first offense.