With the legalization of cannabis by the Government of Canada and the Cannabis Framework set by the Government of Alberta, the Town of Olds must address and prepare for the upcoming sale of recreational cannabis in our community. Federal and Provincial governments legalize the growing, distribution, sale and use of recreational cannabis, however municipalities must amend Land Use Bylaws to enable cannabis retail businesses in their communities.

Federal and Provincial Governments share responsibility for overseeing the system for legalized cannabis.  The Federal Government is responsible for the regulations around manufacturing and production of cannabis.  The Province is responsible for regulations for the licensing, distribution and sale of cannabis. As the municipal authority, we must follow federal and provincial regulations. Municipalities have the authority through their Land Use Bylaws to further regulate the location of retail cannabis stores within town boundaries. An amendment to the Land Use Bylaw can establish or vary the minimum distances set by the Province from schools, health care facilities, municipal and school reserve lands. Amendments can also include separation distances other public places like parks, playgrounds, arenas, community centres, libraries and day care facilities.
 
Regarding the consumption of cannabis, Albertans will be allowed to consume cannabis in their homes, unless prohibited in a condo bylaws or tenant agreements and in some public spaces where tobacco is allowed. Under provincial laws public smoking or vaporing will be prohibited from hospitals, school properties and child care facilities. The Town of Olds has the authority to create municipal bylaws  that will determine minimum separation distances from where recreational cannabis can be consumed in other public spaces in addition to provincial regulations. 
 
The Town of Olds is asking for your thoughts on retail cannabis and public consumption in Olds. Feedback gathered in this consultation will help Council and administration make more informed decisions to determine what is best for our community. 

Please take a moment to answer the following questions.  This survey will remain open until August 30th, 2018 and a report sharing what was heard will be shared on September 10th, 2018 at the 1 PM Town Council meeting.

RETAIL SALES

The Province of Alberta has set a minimum separation distance requirement of 100 metres (roughly the size of a football field) from schools, health care facilities and municipal and school reserve lands for retail cannabis stores. Do you agree that this is sufficient?

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* RETAIL SALES

The Province of Alberta has set a minimum separation distance requirement of 100 metres (roughly the size of a football field) from schools, health care facilities and municipal and school reserve lands for retail cannabis stores. Do you agree that this is sufficient?

If not, using the sliding tool indicate what you believe the minimum separation distance should be? (You can not chose below the provincial standard of 100 metres).

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* If not, using the sliding tool indicate what you believe the minimum separation distance should be? (You can not chose below the provincial standard of 100 metres).

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The Town of Olds has the ability to further regulate separation distances of cannabis retail from other locations.

Using the sliding tool, indicate the minimum separation distance you would like to see between two cannabis retail stores (use zero if you believe a regulation is NOT needed):

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* The Town of Olds has the ability to further regulate separation distances of cannabis retail from other locations.

Using the sliding tool, indicate the minimum separation distance you would like to see between two cannabis retail stores (use zero if you believe a regulation is NOT needed):

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Using the sliding tool, indicate the minimum separation distance you would like to see between a cannabis retail store and a liquor store (use zero if you believe a regulation is NOT needed):

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* Using the sliding tool, indicate the minimum separation distance you would like to see between a cannabis retail store and a liquor store (use zero if you believe a regulation is NOT needed):

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Using the sliding tool, indicate the minimum separation distance you would like to see between a cannabis retail store and a Day Care or Registered Child Care business (use zero if you believe a regulation is NOT needed):

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* Using the sliding tool, indicate the minimum separation distance you would like to see between a cannabis retail store and a Day Care or Registered Child Care business (use zero if you believe a regulation is NOT needed):

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Using the sliding tool, indicate the minimum separation distance you would like to see between a cannabis retail store and a Community Facility, such as the Sportplex, Library, Museum or Community Hall (use zero if you believe a regulation is NOT needed):

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* Using the sliding tool, indicate the minimum separation distance you would like to see between a cannabis retail store and a Community Facility, such as the Sportplex, Library, Museum or Community Hall (use zero if you believe a regulation is NOT needed):

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Using the sliding tool, indicate the minimum separation distance you would like to see between a cannabis retail store and a church or place of worship (use zero if you believe a regulation is NOT needed):

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* Using the sliding tool, indicate the minimum separation distance you would like to see between a cannabis retail store and a church or place of worship (use zero if you believe a regulation is NOT needed):

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Using the sliding tool, indicate the minimum separation distance you would like to see between a cannabis retail store and a outdoor public recreation space such as a soccer or sports field (use zero if you believe a regulation is NOT needed):

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* Using the sliding tool, indicate the minimum separation distance you would like to see between a cannabis retail store and a outdoor public recreation space such as a soccer or sports field (use zero if you believe a regulation is NOT needed):

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Using the sliding tool, indicate the minimum separation distance you would like to see between a cannabis retail store and outdoor parks and green spaces (use zero if you believe a regulation is NOT needed):

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* Using the sliding tool, indicate the minimum separation distance you would like to see between a cannabis retail store and outdoor parks and green spaces (use zero if you believe a regulation is NOT needed):

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Please list any other categories of buildings or spaces you feel should have a minimum separation distance from a cannabis retail store.

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* Please list any other categories of buildings or spaces you feel should have a minimum separation distance from a cannabis retail store.

The Town of Olds is divided into land use districts for planning purposes. Residential, Commercial and Light industrial are examples. What district(s) would be most appropriate for the location of a retail cannabis store?

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* The Town of Olds is divided into land use districts for planning purposes. Residential, Commercial and Light industrial are examples. What district(s) would be most appropriate for the location of a retail cannabis store?

Where would cannabis retail stores fit the best in Olds?

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* Where would cannabis retail stores fit the best in Olds?

CONSUMPTION

Under Alberta Gaming and Liquor Commission regulations, retail cannabis stores can operate like liquor stores during the hours of 10 a.m. to 2 a.m. seven days a week. Please indicate whether you feel cannabis retailers should be permitted to operate:

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* CONSUMPTION

Under Alberta Gaming and Liquor Commission regulations, retail cannabis stores can operate like liquor stores during the hours of 10 a.m. to 2 a.m. seven days a week. Please indicate whether you feel cannabis retailers should be permitted to operate:

The Alberta Tobacco and Smoking Reduction Act currently prohibits smoking of tobacco within five metres of a window, entrance or air intake of a public place. Please indicate whether you feel the public smoking of cannabis should follow:

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* The Alberta Tobacco and Smoking Reduction Act currently prohibits smoking of tobacco within five metres of a window, entrance or air intake of a public place. Please indicate whether you feel the public smoking of cannabis should follow:

Public smoking or vaping of cannabis will be prohibited from hospitals, school properties or a child care facilities and prohibited within a prescribed separation distance from playgrounds, sports fields, and parks including skateboard, bicycle or splash parks. What do you believe should be the minimum distance separation requirement for these facilities?

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* Public smoking or vaping of cannabis will be prohibited from hospitals, school properties or a child care facilities and prohibited within a prescribed separation distance from playgrounds, sports fields, and parks including skateboard, bicycle or splash parks. What do you believe should be the minimum distance separation requirement for these facilities?

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Under the Government of Alberta's Gaming and Liquor Act, people can only consume alcohol in a private residence, or in a licensed premise. Consuming alcohol in public places (buildings open to the public and streets) is prohibited.  Should the rules regarding consumption of cannabis in public places be:

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* Under the Government of Alberta's Gaming and Liquor Act, people can only consume alcohol in a private residence, or in a licensed premise. Consuming alcohol in public places (buildings open to the public and streets) is prohibited.  Should the rules regarding consumption of cannabis in public places be:

Where do you feel people should be permitted to consume cannabis? (Please select all that apply)

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* Where do you feel people should be permitted to consume cannabis? (Please select all that apply)

Overall, do you think the rules around public consumption of cannabis should be:

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* Overall, do you think the rules around public consumption of cannabis should be:

Cannabis has a distinctive aroma. On a scale between 1 and 10 with 10 being most concerned, what is your level of concern regarding the smell of cannabis within public places?

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* Cannabis has a distinctive aroma. On a scale between 1 and 10 with 10 being most concerned, what is your level of concern regarding the smell of cannabis within public places?

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On a scale between 1 and 10 with 10 being most concerned, what is your level of concern regarding vaping in public places?

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* On a scale between 1 and 10 with 10 being most concerned, what is your level of concern regarding vaping in public places?

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In your opinion, is there anything else that Administration and Council should take into consideration when preparing for the legalization of Cannabis?

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* In your opinion, is there anything else that Administration and Council should take into consideration when preparing for the legalization of Cannabis?

TELL US ABOUT YOU

Please indicate your connection with the Town of Olds?

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* TELL US ABOUT YOU

Please indicate your connection with the Town of Olds?

Please indicate your age range:

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* Please indicate your age range:

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