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How can municipalities get ready for cannabis legalization?

September 13, 2017

The Federations of Canadian Municipalities (FCM) has developed a Cannabis Legalization Primer to help municipalities address cannabis legalization locally. It provides general information and steps to consider for municipalities looking to introduce bylaws, zoning and business practices, among other things.

The Primer is the first of two FCM documents designed to address cannabis legalization at the local level. The second document – set to be released in December 2017 – will provide an overview of bylaw development and highlight promising practices related to cannabis legalization at the local level.

For more information on FCM’s advocacy on cannabis legalization, visit FCM’s website.

Additional resources include information on Marijuana Production and Regulation on the AUMA website. You can also view the Legalization of Marijuana and Municipal Impacts presentation from the June 2017 Mayors’ Caucus.