This article is from the the Huffington Post.
Alberta expects to issue 250 licences for cannabis stores in the first year of operation and says anyone who wants to run a weed shop must undergo extensive background checks.
Alberta Justice Minister Kathleen Ganley says the province is balancing the need to provide cannabis with keeping communities safe and the product away from anyone under 18.
Starting March 6, the Alberta Gaming and Liquor Commission is to begin accepting applications for licences.
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