Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Calgary Recreational Pot Bylaw Bans Public Consumption of on Non-Medical Weed

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Calgary Recreational Pot Bylaw Bans Public Consumption of on Non-Medical Weed

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Calgary pot bylaw bans non-medical public consumption

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Calgary city council has approved recreational marijuana rules that ban the consumption of any form of non-medical pot in public.

The bylaw will apply to smoking, vaping and edibles once the federal legalization of recreational weed comes into effect later this year, likely sometime this summer.

Medical cannabis will still be allowed to be consumed in public, but under the same restrictions that apply to smoking tobacco.

City council has said no to a proposal to allow recreational pot to be consumed at approved areas at festivals and events, similar to beer gardens.

Council says the idea of "cannabis gardens" needs further study.

The city says the ban on public recreational pot consumption is similar to laws in all nine American states where cannabis is legal, including Colorado, California, and Nevada. …

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