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Legalization of Cannabis

Legalization of cannabis across Canada is expected in the summer of 2018. The City of  Abbotsford has a role to play in regulating the retail sales and public use of cannabis in the community.  Below is our Community Engagement timeline where you will find important dates for the process and details on how you can provide your feedback.  View the timeline and stages below to learn more about the process and how you can be involved.

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City of Abbotsford Cannabis Legalization Process:

STAGE 1 CANNABIS

STAGE 1 -  BACKGROUND RESEARCH

The City of Abbotsford would like to hear from residents through our online survey about the incoming legislation. 

Timeline - TBA

 


STAGE 2

 STAGE 2 -  EXPLORE OPTIONS

The results of the survey will be shared with Council and the community with staff recommendations for bylaw updates.

 Timeline - Fall 2018


stage 3

STAGE 3 - DRAFT RECOMMENDATIONS

Draft recommendations will be provided in a report reflecting the public feedback from the survey.  

Timeline: Fall 2018


STAGE 4

STAGE 4 - FINALIZE RECOMMENDATIONS AND BYLAW UPDATES

Any required draft bylaws will be introduced to Council for consideration. The final regulations will be shared with the community.

Timeline: Winter 2018

 

 


Government Responsibilities for Recreational Cannabis

While legalization is a federal decision, provinces and municipalities have been given areas of responsibility.

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