Alberta announces agreements with 13 Canadian marijuana cultivation firms

It was a busy day for the Alberta Gaming and Liquor Commission (AGLC), which announced Thursday it inked cannabis supply agreements with 13 cultivation firms.

Alberta – which allows privately run cannabis retailers but will contain provincial control of cultivation – signed supply deals with:

  • 7 Acres/The Supreme Cannabis Company
  • ABCann Global
  • Aphria
  • Aurora Cannabis
  • CannTrust
  • Canopy Growth
  • Emblem Cannabis
  • Maricann Group
  • MedReleaf Corp.
  • Organigram
  • Starseed Medicinal
  • UP Cannabis
  • Weed MD

Those 13 federally licensed producers (LPs) were chosen from a field of 31 applicants that responded to an “expression of interest,” according to a news release. The application period closed in February.

Alberta cannabis regulators said they hope to team with other LPs as they become federally licensed, specifically producers based in the province.

Of the 13 LPs that signed supply agreements with Alberta on Thursday, only Edmonton-based Aurora calls the province home.

Other Canadian provinces that have signed supply agreements with licensed producers include New BrunswickPrince Edward Island and Quebec.