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Cannabis - Proposed Municipal Regulatory Framework
Cannabis currently remains a controlled substance and its possession and sale are illegal in New Westminster and the rest of Canada outside of authorized medical cannabis programs. However, the Cannabis Act has been proposed by the Federal Government which would create a legal framework for controlling the lawful production, distribution, sale and possession of non-medical cannabis across Canada. The bill could become law as early as July 2018.

Public and Stakeholder Consultation

Council has directed staff to begin preparation of a regulatory framework for Cannabis in New Westminster and the City wants to get your feedback the proposed regulatory framework proposed.  This framework would include areas under municipal jurisdiction including regulations for retail sale, production, and public consumption of cannabis in the City.

Public and stakeholder consultation regarding the proposed regulatory framework for cannabis has now begun and will continue through June 2018.

New Survey Open!

We now have a survey for you to provide feedback on the proposed regulatory framework for cannabis in the City. The feedback provided will be used by staff to guide the recommendations coming forward to Council in the coming months.  The survey will be open until June 24, 2018. 

Please click here to take the five-minute survey now!

Open House and Townhall Meeting: June 18, 2018

An open house meeting with Council will be held regarding the proposed regulatory framework for cannabis. You will have the opportunity to talk to staff and provide feedback to Council. This event will be held on the evening of Monday, June 18, 2018, at City Hall. More details on this event will come soon, so stay tuned!

Click here to view the Open House Boards.


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