Recreational Cannabis Stores in Alberta

Alberta Gaming Liquor & Cannabis, the agency that regulates cannabis in the province, expects to license about 250 stores over the coming year. But only 17 are expected to be open for business on Oct. 17.

Six of those stores are in Edmonton, three are in Medicine Hat, and two are in Calgary.

Daniel Nguyen, owner of Numo Cannabis in Edmonton, told GlobalNews.ca that he expects to open on Oct. 17. “I do feel very lucky that we were able to go through every hoop, meet all the requirements and are able to open on Oct. 17,” he told reporter Caley Ramsay. “Lots of sleepless nights. We’ve been working at this for almost a year now. We applied back in early February and we’ve been doing work ever since then.”

Alberta has so far been the most wide-open province when it comes to encouraging free enterprise and competition in the cannabis sector. As Jason Markusoff noted in Macleans last month:

The free-enterprise and oil-loving province has been by far the most active in approving marijuana retail. It’s eschewed government-run stores and has placed no cap on the number of private outlets, expecting 250 in the first year and twice as many later. In the first six months, cannabis chains and entrepreneurs applied to the Alberta Gaming and Liquor Commission for more than 750 store licences.

For full information about Alberta’s cannabis rules and regs, check out Leafly’s full Alberta Cannabis Guide.

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Retail Cannabis Stores in Alberta

CityStore NameAddress
CalgaryNova Cannabis (Willow Park)252-10816 MacLeod Trail SE
Calgary420 Premium MarketD290-9737 MacLeod Trail SW
DevonSmall Town Buds102-6 Athabasca Avenue
EdmontonNova Cannabis at Namao9611 167 Avenue NW
EdmontonNova Cannabis at Shoppers SouthB8015 104 Street NW
EdmontonCannabis House6560 170 Avenue NW
EdmontonNumo Cannabis Corp.11733 95 Street NW
EdmontonFire & Flower Cannabis Inc.9610 165 Avenue NW
EdmontonAlternative Greens12451 97 Street NW
Fort SaskatchewanNova Cannabis at Southpointe101-9310 Southfort Drive
Fort SaskatchewanFire & Flower Cannabis Inc.313-10451 99 Avenue
Medicine HatGreen Exchange328 South Railway Street SE
Medicine HatWaldo's 420 Store946 16 Street SW
Medicine HatWestside Weed914 South Railway Street SE
Spruce GroveNova Cannabis at Grove Landing17 Nelson Drive
St. AlbertFire & Flower Cannabis Inc.19 Bellerose Drive
Stony PlainDaily Blaze1-5009 50 Street
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, when they will be legally ready to open their doors to the public.