The Alberta Gaming, Liquor and Cannabis Commission (AGLC) has selected 13 licensed producers to provide the province with cannabis ahead of October’s legalization date.
AGLC announced that it will work with the following companies:
7 Acres/The Supreme Cannabis Company
Maricann Group Inc.
Starseed Medicinal Inc.
UP Cannabis Inc.
Aurora will initially supply 25,000 kg of product from its three facilities in Alberta, Aurora Sky, Mountain and Sun during the first six months of the deal. CEO Terry Booth says, “The AGLC and Alberta government have been steadfast in their commitment to developing the best possible framework for a well-functioning legal adult consumer use market that prevents cannabis from ending up in the hands of youth. The province’s common-sense approach and this agreement are the result of many months of discussions with the AGLC towards achieving these goals.”
Canopy will supply 15,000 kg during the same time period, which will take the form of whole flower, oil and Softgel capsules. In a press release, President and Co-CEO of the company Mark Zekulin says, “It’s exciting to be a significant partner with every province for the recreational cannabis market and it truly speaks to our readiness and focus on creating brands and products that resonate with consumers. We look forward to introducing our family of brands to Albertans across the province.”
AGLC To Bring More Producers On Board
Aurora and Canopy Growth are the two largest producers in Canada, but the AGLC has said that it plans to open negotiations with more Alberta-based producers as they become licensed.
Come October 17, consumers will be able to buy legal recreational cannabis from licensed retail stores or from the AGLC itself at albertacannabis.org. The website is currently under construction, but it promises to be “Alberta’s only legal, non-medical, online cannabis store”. Canada Post and Purolator will deliver any purchases made through the portal.
Photo courtesy of Aurora Cannabis.