The Alberta Gaming and Liquor Commission (AGLC) is responsible for regulating private retail sales of recreational cannabis, including retail applications and the distribution of cannabis. The AGLC also operates Alberta’s only legal recreational online cannabis store.
Businesses, organizations and individuals who want to sell cannabis in Alberta must hold a Retail Cannabis Licence. As part of the application process for a Retail Cannabis Licence, applicants are required to undergo an extensive background check and will need to disclose detailed personal and financial information.
Some additional application requirements include payment of fees ($400 non-refundable application fee for each store location, $700 annual licence fee, $3,000 initial deposit for background checks; additional costs may be added; AGLC will refund the unused amount), municipal approval, disclosure of business/corporate details, and retail store location information (including a detailed floor plan). More information on the application requirements can be found here.
Alberta currently has 486 licensed cannabis retail store locations across the province. Store locations can be found using this map.