‘Cannabis Lounges’ Included as Part of Proposed Edmonton Bylaw Change

City looking at ‘proactive’ steps prior to July 2018 legalization of marijuana.

The city of Edmonton is looking at a zoning bylaw change that could pave the way for the establishment of cannabis lounges if they are allowed after marijuana is legalized in July 2018.

In a report for city council, administration said these proposed amendments are a proactive step in getting ready for next year.

“This new classification is intended to differentiate this use from other eating and drinking uses already defined in Zoning Bylaw 12800 (for example, bar and neighbourhood pubs),” city administration said in a report for next week’s public hearing.

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