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Provincial justice minister Kathleen Ganley unveiled the plan at a press conference, and emphasized that the proposed framework is a draft that Albertans can provide feedback on until the end of October.
The proposed legal cannabis storefronts will not be allowed to sell alcohol, tobacco or pharmaceuticals, and adults may purchase only 30 grams at a time. The product may be consumed in private homes and in “some public spaces,” although specialized cannabis lounges and cafés will be banned at first.
Ganley said that the province has yet to decide whether the stores will be run by the government, privately, or a combination of the two. Unlike Ontario’s proposed framework, Alberta will not allow online sales at first.
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