1.1 Introduction

Retail Cannabis Store Handbook


  1. Alberta Gaming, Liquor and Cannabis (AGLC) is established under the Gaming, Liquor and Cannabis Act (GLCA) and is governed by the requirements of the Criminal Code, the GLCA and the Gaming, Liquor and Cannabis Regulation (GLCR).

  2. AGLC is the province’s cannabis authority, responsible for administering and regulating the cannabis industry in Alberta.

  3. Board policies are approved by the Board of AGLC and signed by the Chair, on behalf of the Board.

  4. Board policies related to cannabis licence activities are conditions of the licence. This includes policies approved after the cannabis licence is issued [Section 61(1) of the GLCA].

  5. (Deleted Jan 2022)

  6. Guidelines are best business practices designed to help licensees meet operating requirements.

  7. (Deleted Jan 2022)

  8. (Deleted Jan 2022)

  9. An activity not specifically permitted under these policies and guidelines is prohibited unless otherwise approved by AGLC.

  10. (Deleted Jan 2022)

  11. If a licence applicant, licensee or manager involved in the daily operation of a licensed premises does not have a working knowledge of the English language sufficient to understand the legislation and/or these policies, AGLC will ask that the licensee have an interpreter present whenever:

    1. discussing details of the licence application;

    2. an Inspector visits the premises to review the licensee's responsibilities;

    3. the licensee acknowledges its responsibilities by signing the Operating Procedures form

    4. the licensee attends a Board hearing.


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