Provinicial Cannabis Laws In Canada

British Columbia Cannabis Retail License

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:

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    Do you have the capital to start your business or are you still seeking investors?

    Do you already have the property for your business?

    Have you confirmed the zoning regulations for your property with your municipality?

    When do you plan to apply for your cannabis license(s)?:

    NOTE: Your investment into a federal or provincial licenced business will require working capital including infrastructure, equipment, personnel, insurance, etc. To manufacture (make) edibles you must have a cannabis processing licence or partner with a federally licensed processor to make edibles for you. To sell edibles and you must first sell to the provincial government buyer who, in turn, sells to licensed retail stores.

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