Expression of Interest
The City of Edmonton required applicants to submit an Expression of Interest (EOI) in order to participate in the Random Selection Process. This process determined the order in which permits and licence applications were received and reviewed by the City.
The City of Edmonton accepted Expressions of Interest from May 28, 2018 at 8am MST until 11:59pm MST on June 13, 2018, from applicants who want to open a Cannabis Retail Store.
The Expression of Interest period was scheduled to end one day after the third reading of Charter Bylaw 18387, which occurred on June 12, 2018. Early or late entries were not accepted.
There was no advantage to being the first to submit an Expression of Interest, so there was no need to rush, as long as it was submitted within the provided time frame.
The City’s intention was to provide a transparent, fair, unbiased and orderly process to allow as many business operators as possible to submit permits and licence applications.
Interested operators who were unable to submit an Expression of Interest at this time will not be able to submit any permits or licence applications during this initial period of application acceptance and review.
Depending on the volume of Expressions of Interest and applications submitted during the initial review period, the City anticipated that it would begin accepting future applications in late summer 2018 on a first-come, first-served basis.
After this time, any applicant would be able to submit permits and licence applications at the Edmonton Service Centre on a first-come, first-serve basis.