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4.2 Cannabis Products and Pricing

Retail Cannabis Store Handbook

Policies

  1. A retail cannabis store shall not possess, keep, sell or provide any cannabis product at or from the store which has not been purchased directly from AGLC under the authority of the retail cannabis store licence unless the product has been approved by AGLC for purchase or transfer from another store (see Section 5.5). (Amended Mar 2020)
  2. (Deleted Nov 2019)
  3. Cannabis products purchased or possessed illegally, brought into Alberta illegally or manufactured illegally, are subject to immediate seizure by Inspectors. Licensees involved in such activities are subject to prosecution and to penalties imposed by the Board. (Amended Nov 2019)
  4. AGLC may establish a minimum price for cannabis products sold in a retail cannabis store. Licensees are not permitted to sell below the minimum price or provide cannabis to customers free of charge. (Amended Nov. 2018)
  5. Available quantities and related prices must be clearly displayed.
  6. Purchases cannot exceed 30 grams of cannabis or equivalent to one individual per visit. Equivalencies are outlined as per Schedule 3 of the Canada Cannabis Act:
Class of Cannabis Quantity Equivalent to 1 gram of dried cannabis
dried cannabis 1 gram
fresh cannabis 5 grams
solids containing cannabis 15 grams
non-solids containing cannabis 70 grams
cannabis plant seeds 1 seed
cannabis concentrates .25 grams
  1. Receipts must be provided for all cannabis products sold.
  2. The Health Canada Consumer Information brochure must be made
    available to each customer (see Subsection 4.2.12). Copies of the brochure are to be located on the counter near the cash register. (Amended Nov 2019)
  3. Cannabis products must be sold in its original sealed packaging as received from AGLC.
  4. If it is reasonable to believe a sales transaction will place an individual in possession of more than 30 grams of cannabis, the sales transaction must not be completed.
  5. Retail cannabis stores cannot offer on-line or off-site sales. 

Guidelines

  1. Copies of the Health Canada Consumer Information brochure may be obtained:
    1. by printing the brochure located at the following link: Consumer Information Sheet; or
    2. by placing an order through AGLC’s Call Centre at:
      1. Phone: 1-855-436-5677; or
      2. Email: albertacannabis@aglc.ca
        (Added Nov 2019)
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