Public to Give Opinions on Four Canadian Cannabis Consumption Sites
CALGARY — The city of Calgary has begun a two-week consultation over four proposed public cannabis consumption areas.
All four of the sites are on the edge of downtown and include green spaces and a city park.
Matt Zabloski, the lead for Calgary’s cannabis legalization project, says city council has the final say on approving the locations and the feedback will be brought to a public meeting on Oct. 9.
Calgary has a population of nearly 1.3 million people and Zabloski says the public sites are necessary because landlord and tenant agreements, condo bylaws and hotel rules can prohibit marijuana consumption.
He says only one of Calgary’s 14 city councilors has proposed sites.
There will be strict rules at the proposed sites, including a five-meter radius in the consumption area which will include signs, garbage cans, and tamper-proof ashtrays.
The Canadian Press