Client

County of Grande Prairie, Alberta

Owner

County of Grande Prairie, Alberta

Market Sector

Local Government

Expertise

Municipal Consulting, Planning

Cannabis Strategy

Alberta

The Government of Canada is poised to introduce legislation to legalize the use of recreational marijuana in the spring of 2017. But what does this mean for municipalities from a social, economic, and land use development perspective? With these questions in mind, the County of Grande Prairie asked V3 to clarify the current and anticipated regulatory framework of the Cannabis industry, with a focus on the potential impacts from a municipal land use perspective. V3’s analysis summarized the existing and anticipated legal framework, profiled municipal regulatory best practices from jurisdictions in both Canada and the United States, and provided recommendations on how to move forward in crafting a practical municipal land use regulation that addresses community-level needs and concerns.