The legalization of adult-use cannabis and subsequent private cannabis retailer framework has opened a world of opportunity for businesses of all sizes. All owners and operators of cannabis retail stores are subject to the provincial Cannabis Licence Act, 2018 and its regulations, and the AGCO’s Registrar Standards.
These laws are intended to ensure that only responsible and lawful businesses and people receive licenses to own and operate cannabis stores. They aim to minimize the public risk of cannabis store operations and allow for ongoing monitoring of the operation of these businesses.
Engaging a law firm to properly license your business is strongly recommended, and business owners should also educate themselves regarding the applicable laws and regulations. We've put together the following Cannabis FAQ to address some of the most popular questions regarding cannabis retail licensing.