No smoking/vaping cannabis in public places
The Town of Banff prohibits smoking and vaping of cannabis in public places, just as the consumption of alcohol is prohibited in public places. This means smoking or vaping of cannabis is prohibited in these locations:
Alberta legislation prohibits smoking or vaping cannabis in all the places where tobacco smoking is banned under the previous Tobacco and Smoking Reduction Act. This prohibits the smoking in a “public place,” defined as all or any part of a building, structure or other enclosed area to which members of the public have access as or right or by express or implied invitation, including:
In addition, in an effort to protect children and limit second-hand exposure, public smoking or vaping of cannabis in Alberta will be prohibited in the following places:
There will also be no consumption of cannabis at any cannabis retail outlets.
Learn more from the Alberta Government including information about selling and growing cannabis, and drug-impaired driving.
The Government of Canada has passed The Cannabis Act to legalize, regulate and restrict access to cannabis. The legislation comes into effect on October 17, 2018.
After October 17, the new federal legislation will, among other things:
The federal legislation aims to:
Details on Government of Canada Cannabis law: Canada.ca/cannabis
Background information – Banff bylaws: