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Alberta to allow pot shops to sell cannabis at adult-only trade shows, festivals

By The Canadian Press on December 19, 2023.

Albertans will soon see pot shops selling cannabis at some festivals and trade shows. The province says it will begin allowing licensed cannabis retailers to operate temporary sales locations at adults-only events come Jan. 31. A cannabis user rolls a joint at a rally in Calgary, Alta., Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2018. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh

EDMONTON – Albertans will soon see pot shops selling cannabis at some festivals and trade shows.

The province says it will begin allowing licensed cannabis retailers to operate temporary sales locations at adult-only events come Jan. 31.

The change to Alberta’s cannabis regulations comes months after the country marked its five-year anniversary of recreational pot being legalized.

Alberta has since been reviewing the pot market to determine what’s working, what needs to be improved and what’s redundant.

In addition to loosening restrictions around cannabis sales at events, Alberta will allow pot retailers to keep their products in locked display cases when their stores are closed.

That change also comes into effect at the end of January and will prevent stores from having to move all their products into a secured storage room at the close of every business day.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published Dec. 19, 2023.

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