The Cannabis Act, section 19 (Selling) establishes that there is no free market to sell recreational cannabis and its by-products – including CBD extracted from hemp – in Canada. It is necessary to seek governmental approval. However, it is not the central government that has the competence to allow companies to become cannabis retailers, but the provincial authorities. This report provides an overview of the individual provincial regulations.

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  1. Who allocates licences to sell cannabis products?
  2. The obligation to pay a federal excise duty
  3. A brief note on Canada’s administrative division
  4. Sale of recreational cannabis – provincial regulation

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