Proposed rules for cannabis retail stores in Medicine Hat were presented to the Municipal Planning Commission (MPC) on June 13, 2018 in Council Chambers at City Hall. After discussion, the MPC concluded the session by submitting a recommendation to City Council to approve the proposed rules related to cannabis stores.
City Council will have an opportunity to make a decision on the rules for cannabis retail stores on July 16, 2018.
View proposed rules (PDF) for cannabis retail stores in Medicine Hat.
View survey results (PDF)
The report of survey results was presented to the MPC on April 12, 2018, and was provided to City Council for information purposes at the Council meeting on April 16, 2018.
Event calendar (including MPC and City Council meetings)
The survey is now closed. Thank you to the residents of Medicine Hat for participating in this important public survey! There was unprecedented feedback, with over 7100 responses from people who wanted to "have their say" regarding cannabis policies in the city. The survey was open from February 1 to March 14, 2018, with both online and paper responses accepted.
The Alberta provincial government will be responsible for deciding how non-medical cannabis will be distributed and sold within their provincial boundaries.
The City of Medicine Hat will have a role in developing local policies and regulations for non-medical cannabis that will determine where retail stores may be located and where public consumption will be allowed.
The City of Medicine Hat is not currently accepting applications for cannabis retail stores.
Right now it is only legal to use cannabis if you have a medical prescription. Selling cannabis for non-medical purposes is still illegal.
It was great to see you!
At the Sunshine Home and Garden Show (March 2-4, 2018), Planning & Development Services teamed up with the folks from Community Development to share information about the cannabis legislation and to hear what the people of Medicine Hat have to say. We were happy to host a very busy booth, receiving around another 1,000 survey responses over the weekend. Nice going, Medicine Hat!
If you missed the show...
View the displays here. (PDF)