Dispensary Laws and Regulations for Alberta Retailers
In the first year of legalized cannabis sales in Canada, Alberta led the way in the expansion of private retail, opening over 300 stores in 2019. Following a provincial framework governing cannabis use and sales, Alberta has modeled much of its cannabis dispensary laws around alcohol and tobacco regulation. The province has set no cap on the number of licenses available.
You must be 18 years of age to buy or consume cannabis. This is the same as Alberta’s minimum age for purchasing and consuming alcohol and tobacco. It is also the federal government’s proposed minimum age for legal cannabis. A minimum age of 18 will help protect youth from health risks and will make obtaining cannabis safer.
How Much Marijuana You Can Possess?
Buyers are limited to 30 grams (or equivalent of extract, edible or topical) of cannabis per transaction, which is also the legal public possession limit. Consumer education will be embedded in the retail of cannabis, and retail outlets will display point-of-purchase signage and other informational materials to help customers make responsible choices.
Online sales and home delivery is only available through a single website operated by the AGLC at albertacannabis.org. No other online sales or delivery is allowed. This is in response to concerns raised by Albertans about the need for strict control over age verification during the sale and at time of delivery. It also gives Albertans confidence in their purchases, as there is a single online source for recreational cannabis.
What to Do After You Get Your Marijuana in Calgary?
Now, what to do once you get your marijuana in Calgary? Consider heading to the National Music Centre where you can take a ride through the country’s musical history. Another idea is to visit the Glenbow Museum, which has an impressive ever-changing array of traveling exhibitions and an amazing permanent collection.
If you’re more into nature and animals, you can head to the Calgary Zoo, which is home to over 1000 animals from around the world.
If you want to enjoy the views outside the city, try to visit Happy Trails Pathway. Just outside the main city, is the Happy Trails Pathway that offers the best views of the High River and its surrounding areas. It roughly covers 17 kilometers, connecting the Sunshine Lake, Emerson Lake, George Lane Park, and Bird Sanctuary. Start your walk from the Sunshine Lake located in High River, head along the Highwood River and through the Little Bow Canal.