A Bylaw of the Village of Hythe in the Province of Alberta to restrict the consumption of cannabis in public places.
WHEREAS pursuant to Section 7(a) of the Municipal Government Act. R.S.A. 2000, cM-26 (“the MGA”) a Council may pass bylaws for municipal purposes respecting the safety, health and welfare of people and the protection of people and property;
AND WHEREAS pursuant to Section 7(b) of the MGA, a Council may pass bylaws for municipal purposes respecting people, activities and things in, on or near a public place or place that is open to the public;
AND WHEREAS the House of Commons has given three readings to the Cannabis Act (Bill C-45, An Act respecting cannabis and to amend the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act 5, the Criminal Code and other Acts, 1st Sess, 42nd Parl, 2017) which will permit persons to possess cannabis if purchased from an authorized person;
AND WHEREAS the Province of Alberta has enacted An Act to Control and Regulate Cannabis, S.A. 2017, c.21 which will place restrictions on smoking or vaping cannabis in public places;
AND WHEREAS the Council deems it necessary to impose additional restrictions on the smoking, vaping and other forms of consumption of cannabis in public place to prevent behaviours and conduct that may have a negative impact on the enjoyment of public places.
NOW THEREFORE, the Council of the Village of Hythe enacts as follows:
SHORT TITLE (1)
DEFINITIONS AND INTERPRETATION (2)
MEDICAL CANNABIS (4)
EXERCISE OF DISCRETION (9)
COMING INTO FORCE (10)
READ the First time this 8 day of October A.D. 2018
READ a Second time this 8 day of October, A.D. 2018
READ a Third time this 8 day of October, A.D. 2018