The Town of Morinville isn't quite ready to set cannabis bylaws in stone.
Morinville council was presented with a draft bylaw on the possession, retail and use options for cannabis.
Although some communities like Fort Saskatchewan have approved some guidelines already, not all councillors were ready to take this step forward.
"I'm hesitant on it right now, although I do think we should get started even though the federal government hasn't passed it yet," said Nicole Boutestein. "It's great to be prepared, but if we do too much too fast without concrete evidence with what is happening, are we jumping the gun?"
In the draft, the retail and usage of a controlled substance would be similar to the current one in place for alcohol.
"I think slow and steady in this case is definitely going to win in this case for us," added Boutestein.
First reading was approved, so the town can now move forward with a public hearing and more discussion.
As of Mar.6, Albertans can apply for retail cannabis licences.