Great news!

Effective Friday, October 13th, 2023:

AGLC has amended its policy interpretation regarding reasonable age-verification steps for online retail cannabis sales.

Retailers can now use self-attestation as a sufficient age-gating procedure for their websites and social media content.

This means that you no longer have to use Hard Age Gate to age-verify customers!

AGLC inspectors will continue to review online platforms to ensure compliance with all federal and provincial regulations. Kindly make sure your website and age-verification procedures align with the new policies.


For further details, please review this document:

AGLC's Official Cannabis Age-Verification Letter to Retailers (Oct 13 2023)

Article: Amendments to AGLC's Age-Verification Policy: An Overview for Retailers

Article: FAQs - Age-Verification in Alberta

Article: How do I add a Self-Attested Age Gate to my Website?

AGLC's Website Requirements for Online Endorsement (Online Sales)

The following must be added to your website and reviewed by AGLC for Endorsement:


You can check out this document for more information regarding endorsement (retrieved from AGLC's Retail Cannabis Store Handbook). For further details on this topic, please contact AGLC Inspections Branch (inspections.mailbox@aglc.ca).