Non-Medical Cannabis Retail Store Licence Application

A non-medical cannabis retail store licence allows licensees to sell non-medical cannabis and cannabis accessories in British Columbia.

Applicants must apply through the cannabis licensing application portal.

The below image outlines the factors involved in the non-medical cannabis licence application process. 

The below graph outlines the factors involved in the non-medical cannabis licence application process.

Application Fee

The $7,500 application fee must be submitted before an application can be processed. Application fees must be paid through the cannabis licensing application portal.

Business Financial Integrity Form

The Business Financial Integrity Form is to be completed by all applicants.

Application Document Checklists

Cannabis Retail Store Application: Society Document Checklist

Cannabis Retail Store Application: Partnership Document Checklist

Cannabis Retail Store Application: Sole Proprietorship Document Checklist

Cannabis Retail Store Application: Corporation Document Checklist

Indigenous Nations

Please note that Indigenous nations applying in their own name (rather than as a sole proprietor, partnership, development corporation or society) cannot apply directly through the portal, as the application requirements will be different depending on whether the application is being made by a band or treaty First Nation. Such prospective applicants should contact the LCRB directly at cannabis.licensing@gov.bc.ca.

Privacy Collection Notice

The information requested on this form is collected by the Liquor and Cannabis Regulation Branch under Sections 26 (a) and (c) of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act for the purpose of cannabis licensing, compliance and enforcement matters in accordance with the Cannabis Control and Licensing Act. Should you have any questions about the collection, use, or disclosure of personal information, please contact the Freedom of Information Officer at PO Box 9292 STN PROV GVT, Victoria, BC, V8W 9J8 or by phone toll free at 1-866-209-2111.