Cannabis can be sold for both recreational and medical purposes under the new Act and Regulations, but not all retail licenses are handled federally.
The federal government oversees licenses for medical cannabis retail, but have given provinces and territories responsibility over recreational distribution and sale.
The Sale & Retail Medical License is for anyone interested selling medicinal cannabis for non-recreational purposes. Such businesses could include dispensaries, treatment centers and clinics, grow facilities, private practices, and patient cooperatives.
License holders are not permitted to grow or produce cannabis, and are unauthorized to supply the general public with any kind of access to the cannabis in their possession.