US Company Chosen to Run Alberta’s Online Marijuana Sales Operations

The American company, OnX Enterprise Solutions, was chosen on Tuesday by Alberta to run the Canadian province’s online marijuana sales operations following legalization.

OnX received an initial three-year contract, worth $4.6 million, to develop a website for the western province’s online marijuana sales, an Alberta Liquor and Gaming Commission (AGLC) spokesperson said, the Edmonton Journal reported.

OnX won the bid after five other companies competed in February to receive the much-coveted contract, which can be extended up to 10 years, totaling to $15.9 million, Michelle Hynes-Dawson added.

Hynes-Dawson said OnX “stood out for their experience.”

“They have done similar work with e-commerce solutions around North America and the U.K. for organizations we’re very familiar with, like Canadian Tire, Loblaws … and American Express.”

However, the contract does not give OnX incentives to boost sales, Hynes-Dawson added.

OnX has more than 1,500 IT professionals and 22 offices in Canada, the U.S. and the United Kingdom, its website says.