News Release

AGLC ready with cannabis retailers: 17 on the 17th

Albertans will soon have access to legal, federally regulated cannabis. Alberta Gaming, Liquor and Cannabis (AGLC) is pleased to announce that after months of planning and preparation, Alberta retailers are getting ready for legalization. 

AGLC has issued 17 Alberta retailers with interim cannabis licences. This licence allows retailers to order and have product shipped to retail locations in preparation of legalization. Interim licensees that fulfill all conditions will be issued a sales licence on October 17; legally ready to open their doors to the public.

Following October 17, AGLC anticipates a steady increase in the number of operational stores across the province and expects to see roughly 250 stores in business by the end of the first year. Adults in communities that do not have a retail location can place orders on

“We are immensely proud of the hard work that has been put in by AGLC employees to get us to this point. On this significant day, we will have 17 retail locations open for business and we will continue to license retailers at a steady pace in the days and months following. In addition, Albertans of legal age will also have access to our online store at”

Dave Berry, Vice President, Regulatory Services, AGLC

For a full list of interim licensees locations, visit

For more than 20 years, AGLC has been a regulatory leader in the management of Alberta’s gaming and liquor industries. Our commitment to integrity and offering choices Albertans can trust will continue as our responsibilities expand to include cannabis.


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