Alberta has opted for cannabis to be retailed through privately-owned stores and a government-run website.
A cannabis seller has moved its operations to Edmonton because it likes the private bricks-and-mortar retail model adopted by the provincial government.
“Alberta is by far the province with the clearest stance on private retail for cannabis,” said Trevor Fencott, CEO of Fire and Flower. “The city of Edmonton has been the most helpful and clear, reactive and proactive in dealing with the issue.
“If you’re going to spend tens of millions of dollars building out stores, you need to do due diligence and you need to have a municipal partner that is prepared to be clear.” […]