Albertans are permitted to consume cannabis in their homes and in some public spaces where smoking tobacco is allowed.
Driving while under the influence of cannabis is illegal.
To protect children and limit second-hand exposure, public smoking or vaping of cannabis is prohibited in the same places tobacco is restricted, plus:
- on any hospital property, school property or child care facility property
- in or within a prescribed distance from:
- a playground
- a sports or playing field
- a skateboard or bicycle park
- a zoo
- an outdoor theatre
- an outdoor pool or splash pad
- in any motor vehicle except those being used as temporary residences, such as parked RVs
Further, cannabis cannot be consumed at any cannabis retail store.
Restrictions on airport lands
Municipalities have the power to create additional restrictions on the public consumption of cannabis. In Leduc County, additional restrictions have been set for airport lands, with remaining land in Leduc County subject to the above restrictions set by the provincial government.
As per the Consumption of Cannabis in Public Places bylaw, consuming cannabis – whether by smoking or vaping – is banned on Edmonton International Airport lands. The bylaw aids law enforcement in upholding the airport's zero-tolerance approach to consumption.