While Health Canada oversees the licensing of cannabis producers in Canada, the AGLC will be responsible for the wholesale and distribution of retail cannabis products. We will ensure the online system and licensed private retailers meet the regulatory rules for cannabis. The AGLC will buy product from federally licensed producers and distribute it to licensed private retailers and to the public through the online store. The distribution system will be like what Alberta has for liquor with no preferential distribution based on location.
Visit Health Canada for more information regarding licensed producers.
The AGLC is responsible for ensuring that relationships among cannabis suppliers, cannabis representatives and cannabis licensees are competitive in nature. Cannabis suppliers or representatives are prohibited from providing any services, items or activities to a cannabis licensee that could directly benefit the licensee. Cannabis licensees are prohibited from requesting any such inducements from cannabis suppliers or representatives. Specific policy on prohibited inducements and benefits can be found under section 6.3 of the Retail Cannabis Store Handbook.