LAWS & REGULATIONS
Laws and regulations around cannabis vary by province and by municipality. The following laws and regulations apply to the city of Edmonton.
Who can use cannabis?
Individuals 18 years old or older.
Where can legal cannabis purchased?
How can cannabis be consumed?
Cannabis Product Equivalences
One (1) gram of dried cannabis is equal to:
5 grams of fresh cannabis
15 grams of edible product
70 grams of liquid product
0.25 grams of concentrates (solid or liquid)
1 cannabis plant seed
This means you can carry up to 150 grams of fresh cannabis, 450 grams of edible products, or 30 cannabis plant seeds. Its important to note that you can only carry 30 equivalent grams at a time. For example, you could carry 20 grams of dried cannabis and 150 grams of edibles at one time.
Where can cannabis be consumed?
Where you can use cannabis: Smoking and vaping of cannabis products are permitted on North Campus in designated smoking/vaping areas (see map below).
From "Cannabis at the University of Alberta" by University of Alberta, 2018.
Behind Lister Centre
NW Corner of SUB
Behind Nipisiy House
*As of May 2019, the previous cannabis use zone near Rutherford library has been removed.
Augustana Campus: Smoking and vaping of cannabis is permitted in the plaza behind the library and at the Gazebo.
Campus Saint-Jean: Smoking and vaping of cannabis products is permitted at one location on campus, near the parking exit and the Daridon pavilion.
Where you can't use cannabis:
Inside residence buildings
At university events, including student group events
Enterprise Square university premises
Can you guess? Hover over each location to see whether its permitted or prohibited!
(Hint: Cannabis smoking/vaping is generally regulated in the same way as tobacco use)
For a complete list
Where can personal use cannabis be grown?
Your own private home.
However, property owners, landlords, condo boards and rental companies may place their own restrictions on cannabis consumption and growing on their properties. Growing cannabis is not permitted in University of Alberta buildings/residences.
Up to 4 plants may be grown per household
Seeds bought from licensed cannabis retailers
Check out this site from the Alberta Gaming, Liqour, and Cannabis Commission for more information on safely growing, storing, and disposing of cannabis.
University of Alberta Cannabis Working Group. (2018). Cannabis at the University of Alberta. Retrieved from https://www.ualberta.ca/campus-life/cannabis-working-group
City of Edmonton. (2018). Edmonton's cannabis rules. Retrieved from https://www.edmonton.ca/city_government/edmonton-s-cannabis-rules.aspx
Government of Alberta. (2018). Cannabis legalization in Alberta. Retrieved from https://www.alberta.ca/cannabis-legalization.aspx