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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Lawmakers in Quebec failed to pass a bill that would have increased the minimum age for purchasing and consuming cannabis from 18 to 21 before the end of the legislative session. When the Coalition Avenir Québec (CAQ) was elected to power in Quebec last year, they brought with them a promise to raise the legal age for buying and consuming recreational cannabis. Right now, anyone 18 or older can legally purchase cannabis in Quebec, which is tied with Alberta for having the lowest legal age for recreational cannabis.

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