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Pot shop licensing: A tale of two provinces : While B.C. has been slow to get a system in place, retailers in Alberta are ready to go before national legalization on Oct. 17

Sep 22, 2018 - The Globe and Mail (Canada)

Mike Babins and Maria Petrucci have been operating the Evergreen Cannabis Society store for three years under a special Vancouver permit, but have no idea whether they will be able to open legally when a century of prohibition ends across Canada on Oct. 17.

The province's application process opened in August, but they got approval from the city to pursue a licence only last week.

"It feels like a lot of things are going to be so last-minute," Mr.Babins said.

Across the Rockies,...