In accordance with the Gaming, Liquor and Cannabis Act, cannabis retailers are required to maintain a system that tracks their cannabis inventory perpetually and includes Point-of-Sale (POS) tracking. This system must be capable of supplying accurate inventory counts (among other required capabilities outlined in the GLCA) and all of the requirements detailed in the Federal Compliance Reporting Technical Specification Document. Retailers should be aware of the following considerations:
1. Retailers should utilize an electronic inventory system that can meet the requirements detailed in the Federal Compliance Reporting Technical Specification Document to produce the data necessary to complete the Cannabis Retailer Monthly Federal Compliance Report form on a monthly basis.
2. Retailers must utilize or reference the SKUs used by AGLC. The format of AGLC SKUs is as follows: CNB-########. Alberta cannabis retailers must report transactional data, as detailed in the Federal Compliance Reporting Technical Specification Document, on a per SKU basis.
3. Retailers must have at least one employee assigned to fulfilling the activities associated with federal compliance reporting as detailed in the Federal Compliance Reporting Instruction Guide which can be found on the cannabis retailer portal in the federal compliance reporting page.
4. AGLC inspectors are empowered to request and/or copy a retailer’s records during an inspection; failure to provide requested records is a violation of the GLCA.