During this period, by-law officers issued six tickets for cannabis-related offenses, compared to 231 tickets for tobacco-related offenses. These data are included in a report that will be presented to the Community and Public Services Committee on July 10.
The report indicates that Edmontonians complain more about the impact of smoking than cannabis.
Councilor Scott McKee is not surprised by the findings of this report.
When the city began talking about adjusting its regulations in preparation for the legalization of recreational cannabis in October 2018, Scott McKeen did not expect a noticeable change in consumption or behavior.
In the fall of 2018, City Council amended the public places bylaw requiring smokers to stand 10 meters away from doors, open windows and bus stops. The previous regulation required only five meters.
Mr. McKeen says that since October, he has received almost no complaints from his constituents about cannabis use.
The report also indicates that out of 2,567 complaints, only 120 of them were directly related to cannabis.
Another problem, butts
When the City changed its smoking bylaw in October, it removed nearly 200 ashtrays near bars, restaurants and stores.
The report confirms that this has had the effect of increasing the number of butts thrown on the ground, a problematic and unexpected consequence.
The City is now exploring its options to "increase the number of ashtrays without creating confusion for the public as to where smoking is allowed or not. "
It also plans to promote personal pocket ashtrays.
Since the regulation came into effect in October, the City of Edmonton has conducted several awareness campaigns to explain the new rules.
The administration plans to update the progress of the program in early 2020.
Here’s what you need to know before seeing your regional medical dispensary:You will need a doctor’s recommendation, medical cannabis certification, and/or whatever appropriate documentation is needed by your state. Ordinarily, you must be 18 or older to be eligible for a medical consent, but exceptions may be made in some states for minors with especially debilitating conditions. You will often enroll with a medicinal dispensary. This is to maintain your medical cannabis recommendation or certificate on file for legal and regulatory purposes. There’ll be a waiting space. This is to control the flow of patients and product, but a simple dividing wall also gives patients solitude and direct one-on-one contact with a budtender to candidly discuss medical issues. Many times, but not necessarily, your purchases will be monitored by medical dispensaries. This process can assist budtenders and patients track effective medicine as well as possess a living listing of producers and products for future reference and follow up. Medicinal dispensaries usually permit you to smell and examine the buds prior to buy. This might vary from state-to-state.
DOES AN APPLICANT NEED MUNICIPAL APPROVAL BEFORE RECEIVING A RETAIL CANNABIS LICENSE? Yes, municipal approval is necessary before the AGLC will subject a retail cannabis license. Applicants must get in touch with their intended municipality to find out requirements regarding municipal retail cannabis legislation, zoning requirements, land-use limitations, and place requirements concerning how near a retail shop is to a provincial health care centre, college, or parcel of property designated as a school book.
Keep non-medical cannabis legal Adults that are 19 decades or older are able to:Have up to 30 gram of authorized dried cannabis or the equivalent in their person. Share up to 30 g of legal cannabis with other adults in Canada. Buy cannabis products from a Yukon Liquor Corporation licensed merchant. Grow up to four plants per family. It’s illegal to provide non-medical cannabis to anyone below the age of 19 and for anybody below the age of 19 to have any quantity of non-medical cannabis in Yukon.It is dangerous and illegal to drive while under the influence of cannabis or other intoxicants.