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1.1 Introduction

Cannabis Representative Handbook


  1. The Alberta Gaming, Liquor & Cannabis (AGLC) is established under the Gaming, Liquor and Cannabis Act (GLCA) and is governed by the requirements of the Criminal Code, the GLCA and the Gaming, Liquor and Cannabis Regulation (GLCR).
  2. AGLC is the province’s gaming, liquor and cannabis authority, responsible for administering and regulating the gaming, liquor, and cannabis industries in Alberta.
  3. Board policies are approved by the Board of AGLC and signed by the Chair, on behalf of the Board.
  4. Board policies respecting the activities authorized by a registration, as detailed in this handbook, are conditions of the registration, pursuant to Section 17 of the GLCR.
  5. The representative is responsible for becoming familiar with applicable legislation and the Cannabis Representative Handbook (CRH).
  6. Guidelines are best business practices designed to help licensees meet operating requirements.
  7. The primary purpose of the Board policies and guidelines in this handbook is to help cannabis representatives meet AGLC requirements.
  8. The representative is responsible for ensuring the CRH, GLCA and GLCR are available to its staff. These documents are available on AGLC website at
  9. Only those businesses and/or persons who are registered as a cannabis supplier with AGLC pursuant to Section 90.13 of the GLCA, and Section 107 of the GLCR, may conduct marketing, merchandising and promotional activities of cannabis in Alberta.
  10. An activity not specifically permitted under these policies and guidelines is prohibited unless otherwise approved by AGLC.
  11. All cannabis representatives will be required to sign a "Cannabis Supplier – Acknowledgement and Undertaking" declaring full understanding of the legal requirements regarding cannabis purchases and sales.
  12. If a cannabis representative involved in the daily operation does not have a working knowledge of the English language sufficient to understand the legislation and/or these policies, AGLC will ask that the licensee have an interpreter present whenever:
    1. discussing details of the licence application;
    2. an Inspector visits the registered cannabis representative to review their responsibilities;
    3. the licensee acknowledges its responsibilities by signing the Operating Procedures form; and
    4. the licensee attends a Board hearing.
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