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.

Extension of authorization for manufacturers to use their facilities to manufacture and/or package alcohol-based sanitizer

September 23, 2021

All manufacturers are authorized to use their facilities to manufacture and/or package alcohol-based sanitizer and hand sanitizer until 30 days after the Provincial Health Officer announces that B.C. has entered Step 4 of its Restart Plan (extended from September 30, 2021). In addition, manufacturers can use their facilities to sell or donate alcohol-based sanitizer and hand sanitizer until six months after the authorization to make and/or package alcohol-based sanitizer and hand sanitizer has expired (extended from September 30, 2021).

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New Special Event Permit application system now available

September 21, 2021

Event organizers can now apply for a Special Event Permit (SEP) through the Liquor and Cannabis Regulation Branch to provide temporary or infrequent liquor service at an event.

Apply, pay fees and get your permit online through the liquor and cannabis licensing portal.


Change to Cannabis Retail Store Terms & Conditions Handbook - Clarifications Regarding Delivery and Curbside Pick-up

July 22, 2021

Additional terms and conditions have been added to provide clarity on how and where delivery orders are to be prepared, to explain possession limits for licensees and their employees while delivering non-medical cannabis and to clarify that unsold cannabis products must not be removed from the CRS for the purposes of delivery or curbside pick-up.

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Breweries authorized to manufacture malt-based and sugar-based hard seltzer

July 20, 2021

All breweries are now authorized to use their facilities to manufacture malt-based and/or sugar-based hard seltzer. Licensees do not need to apply for the authorization.

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New prescribed circumstances for extensions to dormancy for Cannabis Retail Stores, as well as additional changes to CRS Terms and Conditions

July 14, 2021

The LCRB has amended the prescribed circumstances for extensions to dormancy for Cannabis Retail Store (CRS) licences and has made additional changes to the CRS Terms and Conditions Handbook, including changes to secure storage, retention of 24/7 video surveillance, display of cannabis and cannabis accessories, jars for display, smell and touch, and internet group discounts.

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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.