What's new at the Liquor and Cannabis Regulation Branch (LCRB)

Get the latest news about the LCRB's programs and services or read about recent policy changes.

 

Miscellaneous amendments to liquor terms and conditions

August 15, 2022

Clarifies that licensees may only purchase liquor for the purpose of selling and/or serving it under their licence, permits the use of automated liquor dispensing systems, adds an exception to the disposable container requirement in stadiums, removes the requirement to include taxes in price lists, and updates rules concerning manufacturer brand-identified refrigerators.

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Expanded delivery options for non-medical cannabis

July 8, 2022

Authorizes the delivery of non-medical cannabis, cannabis accessories, permitted cannabis-related items, gift cards and shopping bags by delivery service providers and common carriers on behalf of Cannabis Retail Store (CRS) licensees.  CRS licensees are no longer required to own or lease the mode of transport used for cannabis deliveries.

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Application for cannabis product transfer form no longer required

June 24, 2022

Removes the requirement for the General Manager (GM) to exempt in writing the transfer of cannabis products between stores held by the same Cannabis Retail Store (CRS) licensee, and allows for cannabis inventory to be sold to an applicant as part of a licence sale. Licensees are no longer required to submit the Application for Product Transfer form prior to any cannabis transfers between their own stores. CRS licensees are still required to obtain prior approval from the GM to sell cannabis to another CRS licensee or to a licence applicant as part of a business sale/licence transfer.

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Extension of authorization for manufacturers to direct deliver to retail customers from off-site storage location

June 21, 2022

The authorization for liquor manufacturers to deliver liquor products directly to retail customers from their registered off-site storage facility, in addition to their on-site stores, has been extended up to and including June 30, 2023.

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Liquor products at a licensed manufacturer's on-site store

April 12, 2022

Manufacturer licensees with an on-site store endorsement are authorized to sell liquor products they own, whether manufactured by the licensee on site or manufactured by another licensed manufacturer of the same licence class.

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Where to buy legal cannabis in B.C.

Check out the updated map of legal cannabis stores in B.C. to find legal cannabis near you.