Liquor and cannabis regulation
The Liquor and Cannabis Regulation Branch (LCRB) oversees liquor and non-medical cannabis regulations. These are the rules and laws that govern B.C.'s private retail sale of liquor and non-medical cannabis.
The LCRB also supervises the regulation and licensing of establishments and events including
- Restaurants, bars and pubs
- Liquor manufacturers
- Liquor retail stores
- Special events involving liquor
- Private non-medical cannabis retail stores
- Non-medical cannabis marketing
The LCRB is maintaining business operations during the COVID-19 pandemic. However, due to the increase in demand, expect delays in the standard processing time for all licensing applications. Read more about updates and changes.
Find out what's new at the LCRB including online licensing news and policy updates.
Liquor licences and permits
Learn about liquor licences, including how to apply for or amend a licence, licensee terms and conditions and liquor law and policy.
Learn about non-medical cannabis licences and how to apply for or amend a licence, licensee terms and conditions and cannabis law and policy.
Resources and information
Find resources and information, including signs and posters, forms, rules for advertising and more.
Compliance and enforcement
The LCRB oversees compliance of all licensed liquor and non-medical cannabis establishments, which includes conducting inspections. Learn how compliance and enforcement works.
Local government or Indigenous Nations
The LCRB partners with local governments and Indigenous Nations. Learn more about the role of jurisdictional authorities in liquor and non-medical cannabis licensing.
Liquor and cannabis law and policy