By Benjie Cooper
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In the near future, Calgary shoppers should be able to purchase their devil’s lettuce right down the aisle from the romaine and the iceberg.
According to Global News, the City of Calgary has released the first set of addresses of upcoming retail cannabis spots, including one Real Canadian Liquor location, a gas station, and seven Real Canadian Superstores.
Real Canadian Superstores is a national chain of supermarkets owned by Loblaw Companies that sell groceries, liquor, general merchandise, and even gas in some locations. With the acquisition of the new licenses, it looks like they might also soon be selling a different kind of gas inside the store.
Dispensaries will also be going up in the Chinook Centre, Deerfoot City, Midnapore, and Southcentre malls as well as in a yet-to-be-built retail center in a new community in southeast Calgary.
The Palace Theater on Stephen Avenue received approval to open a recreational marijuana outlet, partnering with local cannabis company Westleaf.
With Three Second Cup locations also getting approved for licenses, it means Amsterdam won’t be the only one with cannabis coffee shops anymore.
Land-use bylaw compliance, neighborhood store concentration, conformity to separation distance requirements, comments from the public, and overall community compatibility were taken into consideration by the city when deciding to award licenses.
As of August 10, the City of Calgary had reviewed all of the 187 applications submitted back in April.