August 22, 2018

Dear ABLE BC members and industry professionals,

We wanted to ensure you knew the Terms and Conditions for a cannabis retail store license are now available. Find the handbook on the Liquor and Cannabis Regulation Branch (LCRB) website.

As the Terms and Conditions Handbook will be updated occasionally, the LCRB recommends bookmarking the link above, versus saving or printing a copy of the handbook, so that you always have the most up-to-date information.

If you have any questions about the handbook, you are encouraged to email:

For additional cannabis resources and helpful links please visit ABLE BC’s website.

ABLE BC has been speaking regularly with the provincial government about the cannabis retail license application process.

We wish to remind members of the importance of submitting a complete cannabis retail license application. Applications will be processed on a “first-come, first-serve” basis and if your application is incomplete or missing information it will not be processed. Submitting incomplete applications will NOT serve as a way to hold a spot in line.

Before submitting your license application to the LCRB, interested applicants should also speak to their municipal government to discuss their approval process. The LCRB cannot approve an application without municipal approval, so we strongly advise that you pursue both processes simultaneously.

To help you in the application process and ensure you submit a complete application, the LCRB has created an 11 step-by-step guide to applying for a license and selling cannabis products. Find the guide here(scroll down to the bottom of the page).

If you have any other questions or concerns, please don’t hesitate to contact ABLE BC at 604-688-5560 or

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