Retail Licence Application Services

dicentra can walk you through the application process—from the very start to license approval.

Along with the legalization of recreational cannabis on October 17, 2018 comes the opportunity to operate a cannabis retail store. Each province and territory has established a different retail model (please see below) to accommodate recreational cannabis consumers upon legalization. For those looking to run stores in provinces and territories that plan to allow operation of private non-medical cannabis retail, applicants must adhere to the federal, provincial/territorial and municipal regulations set out for their region and apply for a license.

The sprint to prepare for legalization means time is of the essence for applicants looking to participate in the sale of recreational cannabis through various licensed retail models found throughout Canada’s provinces and territories.


provincial cannabis retail rules


In a race against other applicants, it’s important that your submission is completed correctly the first time.

dicentra can walk you through the application process from the very start to licence approval. We can assist with:


  • Provincial/territorial regulatory requirements
  • Municipal regulatory requirements
  • Floor & site plans
  • Completion of necessary forms and documents
  • Compilation and submission of application packages


The provinces and territories across Canada have made it clear that as of October 17, 2018 any retailer selling marijuana without a license are operating illegally and will be dealt with swiftly. If you are currently operating an online or physical dispensary that does not comply with the regulations coming into effect upon legalization or are planning on opening a retail location dicentra is the perfect partner to help you navigate the licensing process. We have established contacts within various government licensing departments and retain a team of knowledgeable regulatory professionals, ensuring your success the first time.

We at dicentra have the team with the skills and knowledge required to assist you in completing your non-medical cannabis retail licence. Call us now at 1-866-647-3279 to get started or contact us here.