Alberta has a public-private partnership in place for cannabis sales. The provincial government is responsible for online sales, whereas physical stores are exclusively private. The province expects to have 250+ retail locations operating in the first year of legalization.
Albertans can purchase seeds and grow their own marijuana, up to four plants per household.
When transporting cannabis within Alberta, it must be kept in a closed package and out of the reach of a car’s driver and its occupants.
The Alberta Gaming and Liquor Commission is responsible for the oversight of private retailers and for the distribution of cannabis in the province. Alberta has signed deals with 13 licensed producers to guarantee the cannabis supply.
INFORMATION AT A GLANCE
Where to Buy?
Online at albertacannabis.org and in the 250+ licensed retail locations expected to be operating in the first year of legalization. Cannabis retail stores are not allowed to offer anything other than cannabis and cannabis accessories. Minors are not allowed in cannabis stores.
18 years is the minimum age to buy, carry, use, and share.
Public Use is allowed under the same rules as tobacco smoking. Smoking or vaping inside vehicles is not permitted. Use is banned in hospitals, daycares, schools, and any places frequented by children.
For more information about cannabis regulations in Alberta, please refer to Bill 26: An Act to Control and Regulate Cannabis and the Alberta Cannabis Framework and legislation.
Legal recreational cannabis in Canada is sourced from Licensed Producers only. This ensures quality assurance, 3rd party testing, and other important regulations are strictly followed.
All provinces and territories have set 30 grams as the maximum amount an individual can buy or carry in public at a time.