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Retail sales, commercial production and processing of cannabis

On June 25, 2018, Council gave first reading to Land Use Bylaw (LUB) 400.16. This LUB is in preparation for the legalization of cannabis later this year. The proposed LUB amendments include new and modified definitions with respect to cannabis, and identify locations where cannabis retail stores and production facilities may be located.

On August 13, 2018 a public hearing will be held in Council Chambers at 5:30 pm. All feedback received through the website, and regular mail received by the City of Lacombe will be presented to Council at that time. 

What is Cannabis?

Recommendation #1

What this means

Next Steps

1.1 Add the following land use definitions to the Land Use Bylaw:

  • Cannabis & Cannabis Accessory,
  • Cannabis Retail Sales,
  • Cannabis Lounges,
  • Cannabis Production & Distribution – Major/Minor
  • The Land Use Bylaw (LUB) defines the types of uses that may occur in the City of Lacombe.Land Use Zoning specifies the locations of and rules that apply to each use.
  • The new definitions allow the City to apply land use rules to commercial and retail cannabis uses.
  • The commercial production, processing and retail sale of cannabis will be prohibited from a home.

Revise Land Use Bylaw 400

 

Buying Recreational Cannabis in Lacombe

Recommendation #2[1]

 

 

2.1 Cannabis retail stores be permitted uses in (see map):

  • C1 - Downtown Commercial District,
  • C3 - Transitional Commercial District,
  • I1 –Light Industrial District
  • Cannabis retail stores will be allowed to locate anywhere within these districts subject to:
    • licensing from the Alberta Gaming and Liquor Commission
    • receiving a development permit from the City.

Revise Land Use Bylaw 400

2.2 Cannabis retail stores will be discretionary uses in (see map):

  • C2 Neighbourhood Commercial District,
  • C4 - Highway Commercial District,
  • C5 - Shopping Centre District,
  • DC2 - Direct Control District
  • Cannabis retail stores may be allowed to locate anywhere within these districts subject to:
    • licensing from the Alberta Gaming and Liquor Commission
    • presenting to the Municipal Planning Commission for approval
    • receiving a development permit from the City.

 

Revise Land Use Bylaw 400

[1] All retail cannabis license applicants must undergo extensive mandatory background checks and retail stores must comply with AGLC premises, security and signage requirements.

For reference Liquor stores are permitted uses in:

  • C5 Shopping Center District

and discretionary uses in:

  • R-CM Residential Commercial Mixed Used District,
  • C1 Downtown Commercial District
  • C2 Neighbourhood Commercial District
  • C3 Transitional Commercial District
  • C4 Highway Commercial District
  • DC2 Direct Control District 2

Commercial Production and Processing of Cannabis in Lacombe

Recommendation #3[1]

 

 

Cannabis production and processing be permitted uses in (see map):

  • I1 – Light Industrial District,
  • I2 – Heavy Industrial District
  • The commercial production and processing of Cannabis will be allowed to locate anywhere within these districts subject to:
    • licensing from Health Canada
    • receiving a development permit from the City.

 

Revise Land Use Bylaw 400

Cannabis production and processing be discretionary uses in (see map):

  • C3 - Transitional Commercial District,
  • C4 - Highway Commercial District,
  • C5 - Shopping Centre District,
  • DC2 - Direct Control District
  • The commercial production and processing of Cannabis may be allowed to locate anywhere within these districts subject to:
    • licensing from Health Canada
    • presenting to the Municipal Planning Commission for approval
    • receiving a development permit from the City.

 

Revise Land Use Bylaw 400

Cannabis production and processing be prohibited in the I1 - Light Industrial District located on 40 Brownstone Road

  • The commercial production and processing of Cannabis is prohibited to locate on this site

Revise Land Use Bylaw 400

[1] [1] All commercial cannabis producers must receive a license under Federal regulation which includes: satisfying physical site security requirements, personnel security clearance requirements, maintain strict production and record keep practices, and report production, inventory and sales information. The federal government has proposed a number of license types which allow for small and large scale production and processing.

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