Two days in and it doesn't look like there's a stampede of people looking to set up shop to sell marijuana here in the Foothills.

The Province opened the application process for selling marijuana at the retail level Tuesday, March 6.

Michelle Hynes-Dawson with the Alberta Liquor and Gaming Commission says there has been some interest.

"Questions and e-mails and phone calls and what-not have been pretty steady from all around the Province. Of course there's always greater interest in the Edmonton and Calgary centres. But there is still some interest."

Hynes-Dawson says all the info is online.

"You're best bet is to go to, and all the information that you need is there. All the regulations, all the policies, all the rules that you'll have to follow as well as all of the application forms and contact information if you have any questions."

The application fee is $400, plus another $3,000 as a due diligence deposit and an annual licensing fee of $700.

However; Hynes-Dawson, says there are no guarantees your application will be granted.

According to the Town of High River, they're still hammering out their guidelines and will draft amendments to their Land Use Bylaw to regulate cannabis related businesses at the municipal level.

The report is expected to be finalized and presented to Council this Spring, with public consultation between residents and industry stakeholders taking place after that.


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