City launches consultation on four designated cannabis consumption sites

Festivals and events in Calgary may also apply to provide a designated cannabis consumption area, similar to a beer garden
Calgary Herald (Canada)
Monday, August 27, 2018

With Canada-wide cannabis legalization less than two months away, city hall wants to know how Calgarians feel about four areas it’s proposing as designated spots where people would be able smoke pot in public. If approved by council, the four areas would be exempt from the city’s Cannabis Consumption Bylaw regulations, which prohibit smoking, vaping and eating marijuana products in public. The city will launch a public engagement process on Monday and provide the locations of the proposed sites. The proposal to allow designated pot zones was approved by council in late June, following concerns that a blanket public ban on cannabis use would leave those living in non-smoking multi-family dwellings with no place to consume the drug, which becomes legal on Oct. 17.