Staff from the Town of High River were on-hand Tuesday, August 28, at the Sobeys parking lot speaking with residents about a propsed cannabis consumption and smoking by-law.

This is all part of a multi-week public engagement campaign to seek out opinions before creating by-laws prior to the nation-wide legalization on Wednesday, October 17.

Manager of Emergency Management and Protective Services, Peter Genereux, says the public have plenty of questions.

"People have been asking what public consumption means and whether it would be in parks, public sidewalks, public streets, and what changes would need to be made along those lines."

Genereux says there's also some asking how this could affect them negatively.

"People also have their concerns, such as exposure to the smoke and how it effects their health."

Town staff will be available one more time on Thursday, September 6, between 5-7 p.m. at the Bob Snodgrass Recreation Complex.

Residents can also fill out an online survey at


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