A Handful Of Grocery Stores Among First Licensed To Sell Legal Pot In Calgary

Pretty soon, Calgarians will be able to get all of their greens in one place.

The City of Calgary has recently announced the first group of locations approved for the sale of legal cannabis come October 17. Among those confirmed are a number of grocery stores scattered around the city, reports Global News.

The list includes several locations of two major grocery chains: 10 Co-op locations (plus one Co-op gas-bar) and 7 Real Canadian Superstores (as well as one of their liquor store locations). For Loblaws, owners of Real Canadian Superstore, this is not their first entry to the cannabis space. Previously, they had been announced as a licensed retailer in the province of Newfoundland and Labrador.

Another 64 businesses have also been approved to sell marijuana along with those grocery stores. Three of which will be former Second Cup stores. Calgary's historic Palace Theater has also teamed up with Westleaf to begin operating a dispensary in their building as well.

You can find all of the dispensary locations approved by the City of Calgary on the map below.

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Last December, America officially legalized hemp with the passage of the 2018 Farm Bill. The new law is a game-changer for the agricultural industry in America as farmers can now start growing and selling the non-intoxicating cannabis crop across the country. But it will be a while before the United States can top the world's biggest hemp producer.

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