The Random Selection Process occurred on June 20, 2018. The list of proposed locations and the order to accept applications is now publicly available. Applicants will be notified of their individual appointment time.
Interested operators who were unable to participate in this process will not be able to submit permits or licence applications during this intial period of submission and review. The City anticipates that it will begin accepting future applications at the Edmonton Service Centre on a first-come, first-serve basis in late-Summer, early-Fall 2018.
Current Legal Situation
Right now, it is only legal to use cannabis if you have a medical prescription. Selling cannabis for non-medicinal purposes is still illegal.
The Federal government has passed Bill C-45 to legalize cannabis for sale and/or consumption for non-medicinal purposes. It will only be legal to sell or consume cannabis for non-medicinal purposes after Wednesday October 17, 2018.