provinicial Cannabis Laws in canada
In British Columbia, the Liquor and Cannabis Regulation Branch (LCRB) is responsible for the licensing of private non-medical cannabis retail stores. Furthermore, the government-run Liquor Distribution Branch (LDB) is the only entity offering online sales via its online BC Cannabis Store.
Businesses, organizations and individuals looking to operate a cannabis retail store in British Columbia must hold a Non-Medical Cannabis Retail Store Licence. A Non-Medical Cannabis Retail Store Licence allows licensees to sell non-medical cannabis and cannabis accessories in British Columbia. Applicants must apply for this licence through the cannabis licensing application portal.
The 3 key factors involved in securing a Non-Medical Cannabis Retail Store Licence include:
Further information regarding application requirements and license types can be found here.
There are currently 253 Non-Medical Cannabis Retail Store Licences issued in British Columbia. Additional information on application statistics can be found here.