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
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,...