Laws and regulations around cannabis vary by province and by municipality. The following laws and regulations apply to the city of Edmonton. ​​​​

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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 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

  • South Campus

  • Enterprise Square university premises


More questions about campus cannabis rules? Consult the University of Alberta Cannabis Working Group website and/or contact them at 


In Edmonton

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)

Your Own Private Home

Designated Smoking Areas

Designated No Smoking Areas

Cannabis retailers

Bus Stop

Near a window or doorway



LRT & Buses

Playground & sports fields

Playground & sports fields

Hospital properties


For a complete list

Check out this site from the Alberta Gaming, Liqour, and Cannabis Commission for more information on safely growing, storing, and disposing of cannabis.


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