Council passes amendments to manage cannabis-related business

Thursday, July 5, 2018

Leduc City Council passed a number of amendments to the city’s Land Use Bylaw at their regular council meeting on June 25 that will govern cannabis-related business in Leduc.

Amendments to the bylaw do not come into effect until July 18 at 8:30 a.m. Consequently, the city’s Planning and Development department will not be receiving applications for cannabis-related businesses until that time.

Through the bylaw, the city has developed a Cannabis Overlay that identifies areas within the city where cannabis-related businesses may be allowed. While the overlay considers provincially required separating distances from schools and hospitals, city regulations require cannabis stores to adhere to a 100 m separating distance between liquor stores and other cannabis stores.

Cannabis-related business applications will be subject to the same requirements and review process as other business in Leduc, with some modifications. Provincial licensing requirements are overseen by the Alberta Gaming, Liquor and Cannabis Commission (AGLC).

For more information on the city’s approach to cannabis legalization, please visit


— 30 —

Leduc is a mid-sized city of more than 30,400 citizens next door to the Edmonton International Airport along Highway 2 and 15 minutes south of Edmonton. Leduc’s average five-year growth rate is 4.8 per cent, and from 2006 to 2016 this city grew by more than 13,500 residents (80 per cent). Visit for more information.

Lauren Wozny, Communications Officer