Canada – Background checks required for retail cannabis locations

Canada – Background checks required for retail cannabis locations

Excerpted from eckvilleecho.com, by Megan Roth

The Alberta Government is preparing for the legalization of marijuana later this year by putting in place strict rules for retailers.

The Province announced today at a press conference the rules and condition for cannabis retail store owners and their employees.

Along with a strict set of rules and regulations in place for the ownership and operation of a private cannabis retail location, owners will also have to undergo a background check.

The regulations the Provinces have established outline who can own cannabis stores, where they can be located, rules for staff, safety and security requirements and other operational details for private retailers.

“These regulations focus on keeping our communities safe, while protecting public health and promoting safety on roads, in workplaces and in public spaces,” said Minister of Justice and Solicitor General Kathleen Ganley.

While these rules and regulations will be established province wide, municipalities will have some flexibility to adjust the “certain aspects” to match the needs of the community.

You can read the full story here.

 

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