The Alberta Gaming, Liquor & Cannabis Commission (AGLC) announced the 13 licensed producers who will serve the province’s adult-use marketplace when cannabis becomes federally legal in Canada on October 17, the Calgary Herald reports.
Only two of the companies, Aurora Cannabis and Canopy Growth, actually have production facilities located in Alberta. The other 11 companies are:
- 7 Acres
- ABCann Global
- Aphria Inc.
- Emblem Cannabis
- Maricann Group Inc.
- MedReleaf Corp.
- Starseed Medicinal Inc.
- UP Cannabis Inc.
- Weed MD
All of the companies except New Brunswick-based Organigram operate primarily out of Ontario.
“The AGLC is committed to providing the Alberta market with access to federally regulated cannabis in a safe and fiscally responsible manner while helping to shrink the illicit market. We are confident that those we are working with will help us fulfil our responsibilities to Albertans.” — Niaz Nejad, CEO and VP for the Alberta Gaming, Liquor & Cannabis Commission, in a statement
AGLC said that it received pitches from 31 different companies and plans to sanction more licensed producers as necessary, but in the future will focus on Alberta-based companies. The province plans to open up to 700 retail cannabis locations and will also be distributing cannabis products via the official AGLC website AlbertaCannabis.org.
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