Source: AGLC's commonly asked questions page retrieved on October 21st, 2022
How does delivery work?
The following conditions must be met when delivering cannabis.
- the delivery person must be at least 18 years of age
- the delivery person must have SellSafe certification – this is only applicable to retail licensee staff, not common carriers
- a copy of the Retail Cannabis Store licence must be retained by the staff member conducting the delivery
- cannabis must not be delivered to a minor or intoxicated person
- when an order is to be delivered to an individual who appears to be under age 25, the delivery person must check government-issued photograph identification
- cannabis must be delivered only to locations within Alberta and where cannabis possession is legal
- individual cannabis orders may not exceed 30 grams of dried cannabis or equivalent
Will delivery services like Skip the Dishes or Uber Eats be able to deliver cannabis?
No, delivery will be permitted only by the licensed retailer or common carrier. When an order is delivered to an individual who appears to be under 25, the delivery person must check government-issued photo identification.
What is a common carrier?
“Common carrier” means a business that provides merchandise transportation services to the general public in compliance with all applicable laws and regulations governing commercial transportation in Alberta. Examples of business that would be considered common carriers include but are not necessarily limited to national courier companies, postal services and shipping companies. Examples of companies that would not meet the definition of the common carrier include restaurants, flower shops and other businesses providing delivery of their own products and services and specialized businesses that focus on a specific industry, like food delivery and/or passenger transportation.
Will common carriers be required to have SellSafe training?
They will not, but the delivery person must be at least 18 years old.
Can cannabis be delivered outside of Alberta?
Cannabis can be delivered only to locations within Alberta and where cannabis possession is legal.
What are delivery hours?
A cannabis order must leave the licensed premises during their regular business hours; however, deliveries may continue for 30 minutes after closing. Cannabis that is undelivered for any reason must be returned to the retail cannabis store as soon as practical.
How much products can a single cannabis order contain?
Individual cannabis orders may not exceed 30 grams of dried cannabis or equivalent. However, multiple online purchases can be made with a maximum of 30 grams per single transaction. Still, persons can legally have only 30 grams in their possession while in public at any time.
Can more than one order be delivered at a time?
Yes, more than one order may be delivered at a time, but individual cannabis orders may not exceed 30 grams of dried cannabis or equivalent.
Can an online retailer charge for delivery?
Yes, retailers can add a delivery charge to online orders.
More info: Alberta's Cannabis Retailer Operations Manual (last updated: March 18, 2021)