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.

New application form for product transfers between Cannabis Retail Stores

January 20, 2022

The LCRB is standardizing the process of transferring products between Cannabis Retail Stores (CRSs) operated by the same licensee by introducing a new Application for Cannabis Product Transfer Form. To transfer products between your retail stores, licensees must complete the new application form and submit it to LCRB.Product.Transfers@gov.bc.ca

Read more by logging in to the liquor and cannabis licensing portal.


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

December 3, 2021

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 March 31, 2022.

Read more.


New requirements for Rural Licensee Retail Store (RLRS) licence class

December 1, 2021

The Liquor Control and Licensing Regulation has been amended to require both new and converted RLRS licensees to operate a general store as a condition of their licence. Conditions around relocation requirements for RLRSs have also been clarified.

Read more.


Cannabis Retail Store licensees authorized to sell additional cannabis-related items

November 26, 2021

Cannabis Retail Store licensees are now authorized to sell additional cannabis-related items in their retail store, through an online system, or by telephone.

Read more.


Liquor Primary and Food Primary licensees authorized to sell and deliver unmixed single-serving drinks

October 29, 2021

Liquor Primary and Food Primary licensees are now authorized to package and sell single-serving unmixed drinks containing liquor (e.g., beer, cider, wine, "neat" spirits) for off-site consumption with the purchase of a meal for take-out/delivery. 

Read more.


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.