Fire & Flower receives ‘conditional approval’ for 37 Alberta cannabis stores

Trevor Fencott, Chief Executive Officer of Fire & Flower. (Photo: Fire & Flower Inc.)

Cannabis retailer Fire & Flower said Tuesday that it has received conditional approval from the Alberta Gaming, Liquor and Cannabis Commission (AGLC).

Under the conditional approval, Fire & Flower is being considered for final approval for its 37 store licenses in the province of Alberta once the remaining approvals are obtained from all orders of government.

“This a monumental achievement for our company,” shared Trevor Fencott, Fire & Flower’s Chief Executive Officer. “Receiving conditional approval from AGLC is a key step in Fire & Flower being among the first to market as a cannabis retail shop in Alberta. We look forward to welcoming our guests at our shops across the province in October.”

As Canada prepares for legalization of recreational cannabis, Fire & Flower “congratulates Alberta on their progressive approach on policy development” and said in a statement it “looks forward to expanding to other provinces across Canada as private cannabis retail is permitted.”

The company intends to launch stores across Canada upon cannabis legalization.

Fire & Flower commits to “responsible retailing” which includes “prohibiting consumption from minors, promoting road safety and offering stringently tested, first-class strains.”