On November 21st the Office of Cannabis Management (OCM) released the long-awaited proposed regulations for adult use cannabis licenses in New York. The regulations are released following the OCM awarding the first 36 Conditional Adult Use Retail Dispensary (CAURD) licenses to qualified social equity applicants. The proposed regulations are the next step in the state
The Liquor and Cannabis Regulation Branch (LCRB), responsible for licensing cannabis retail stores in British Columbia, recently announced some new projects to be rolled out in the province in the coming months. The LCRB licenses and monitors private non-medical cannabis retail stores in British Columbia. Furthermore, the BC Liquor Distribution Branch (LDB) is the sole
Overview of Cannabis Retail Across Canada It’s been a few years since the first legal cannabis retail store opened its doors in Canada. Upon legalization of cannabis, each province and territory established its own unique regulatory framework to manage the distribution and sale of recreational cannabis within their jurisdiction. As a result, each province and
This year marked the opportunity for federally licensed cannabis cultivators or processors to sell cannabis products on site. With the advent of farmgate cannabis sales, consumers now have the option to go directly to a license holder’s location to purchase cannabis products. Farmgate cannabis retail is still in its infancy stage. Some common questions we
Congratulations! You have submitted your Retail Store Authorization (RSA) and you are now one step closer to operating your cannabis retail store in Ontario. As applications are processed in the order they are received, and the duration of the review period depends on the complexity of your application, there will definitely be a waiting period.
On May 13th, the Ontario Cannabis Store (OCS) announced to authorized cannabis retailers its new plan to allow licensed producers of cannabis to sell directly to cannabis retailers in Ontario. This new “flow-through” program will be introduced by late summer 2021 and will allow cannabis retailers to order products not stocked in the OCS warehouse.