The Mountaineer - Rocky Mountain House, Alberta, Canada
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Public consultation requested for cannabis consumption bylaw
By Sarah Ann Collins

The Town of Rocky Mountain House will be engaging the community for feedback regarding a proposed municipal public cannabis consumption bylaw.
The town is considering putting additional restrictions on the public consumption of cannabis within the community.
“We want to make this [survey] as accessible as possible to all residents,” said Mayor Tammy Burke.
A survey will be available online or on paper at the town office until Sept. 28, to anyone interested in submitting a response.
Residents can also phone communications coordinator Laura Button at the town office to complete the survey.
In addition, council is hosting a Town Hall meeting after their regular council meeting on Sept. 18, from 4 to 5 p.m. to gather input.
If a public consumption bylaw is not put into place, rules regarding consumption in town will fall under provincial legislation.
The federal legalization of recreational cannabis will occur on Oct. 17, 2018, and provinces and municipalities have the ability to set limitations on use, production and sale within their boundaries.
Results from public consultation will be compiled and presented to council on Oct. 2, during its regular council meeting.