Current law prohibits the use of cannabis except for those with a medical prescription. The use and growth of cannabis is prohibited in all CHC-managed properties except for residents with an approved medical exemption. Violation of this prohibition is considered a significant breach of the terms of your lease and is grounds for termination of the lease and eviction.
The information presented below reflects CHC policy following cannabis legalization expected on October 17, 2018.
Calgary Housing Company Policy prohibits the smoking, vaping or growing of cannabis in all CHC-managed properties. Exemptions to this policy may be granted for those with a medical prescription . Please note that tenants are responsible for the actions of guests and visitors.
Smoking, vaping or growing cannabis is considered a significant breach of the terms of your lease and could be grounds for eviction.
CHC has taken this approach to protect the safety, health and wellbeing of all tenants as well as the security and condition of the properties.
CHC does not control the legal possession of cannabis or the possession or use of legal edible cannabis products.
If you have a medical need for cannabis that has been prescribed by a physician or medical professional, you can request an exemption from this policy. Please contact your Property Manager.
To make a request for a medical exemption you will require official documentation including a recognized medical professional’s prescription for cannabis, the legal source through which you will acquire the medical cannabis, and proof of tenant insurance .
If you live in a non-smoking building, a medical exemption might not allow you to smoke or vape cannabis in the building. Under such circumstances we will work with you to determine if a transfer to a smoking-allowed building is necessary.
The medical exemption process and requirements will be reviewed regularly to ensure all information and processes are current.
Request Form for Medical Exemption
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