COVID-19 has delivered a hard hit to many different types of businesses across Alberta and, indeed, the country. Would revising the rules governing cannabis retail in the province offer businesses a cushion and smoother transition to the new normal?
That’s what Alberta Gaming, Liquor and Cannabis (AGLC) is looking to find out with the release of a new survey this week. The short survey asks retail businesses about two things: should private-sector cannabis retailers be allowed to sell marijuana online and should they be permitted to sell non-cannabis items, such as clothing.
Either of those changes — or both — would require amending the provincial Gaming, Liquor and Cannabis Act (GLCA). As it stands, Alberta Cannabis is the “only legal, non-medical online cannabis store” in the province.
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