For a renewal application, security would be the highest amount of cannabis duties payable for a calendar month in the previous 12 calendar months.
You may also need to attach the following to support your cannabis licence application:
The CRA can suspend or cancel your licence if you no longer meet the conditions to be a licensee. These reasons include but are not limited to:
For a new cannabis licence application, security would be calculated as:
You must apply for a cannabis licence under the Excise Act, 2001 if you are:
How to apply for a cannabis licence
Your application for a cannabis licence is not an approval to start your business activities relating to cannabis. You can only start to produce cannabis products after you receive licences from both the CRA and Health Canada. For more information on how to register with Health Canada, go to canada.ca/cannabis.
The information described on this webpage is based on the Excise Act, 2001 and its regulations including proposed amendments under Bill C-97 , Budget Implementation Act, 2019, No. 1.
Passed An Act to Reduce Cannabis and Alcohol Impaired Driving on Nov. 29, 2017 to set zero tolerance for new drivers and provincial administrative sanctions to align with federal legislation (Bill C-45).
The framework was developed following extensive engagement with Albertans and stakeholders.
Yes, cannabis is legal in Alberta, but:
Passed An Act to Control and Regulate Cannabis on Nov. 30, 2017 to allow AGLC to manage the oversight and distribution of cannabis and establish provincial offences related to youth possession and the use of cannabis in public and cars.
The new products could be on store shelves by late December 2019 or early January 2020.
Passed the Gaming and Liquor Statutes Amendment Act on May 30, 2018 to clarify rules for enforcement.
For property owners, landlords and tenants:
Know the rules
Started accepting applications for cannabis retail licenses through AGLC on Mar. 6, 2018.
The Alberta Cannabis Framework outlines the 4 policy priorities for cannabis legalization in our province: