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City of Calgary faces hurdles before legalized pot arrives

The Green Room in Calgary, AB, 8 St SW
One of the medical marijuana dispensary The Green Room’s locations in Calgary.

Originally written October 2017.

In preparing for legalized marijuana, the City of Calgary faces many tough decisions for regulating cannabis-related businesses and managing public safety concerns versus benefits.

Under Parliament’s Bill C-45 passed this April, provinces and cities are responsible for licensing distribution and sale of marijuana, restricting where it can be consumed, and changing impaired driving laws.

Matt Zabloski, project lead for preparing the City of Calgary’s cannabis regulations, said that the federal government’s July 2018 target for legalization has not given the City very much time.

Zabloski said the biggest challenge has been coordinating between the municipal and provincial government.

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