Feb 29, 2024

Non-Medical Cannabis Retail Sales

Non-Medical Cannabis Retail Sales

Cannabis The province issues non-medical cannabis retail licences for non-medical cannabis retail stores through the Liquor and Cannabis Regulation Branch (LCRB). In addition to meeting the provincial and federal requirements, provincial Cannabis Retail Licence applications must comply with City regulations. The LCRB will not determine whether to issue a licence until the City of Parksville provides the LCRB with a positive recommendation.

Referrals are now being accepted from the Province of BC for private cannabis retail business licences in the City of Parksville. An application guide and form on the private cannabis retail process for Parksville are available on this page.

The City of Parksville will continue to follow the legalization and regulation process closely to ensure safe, responsible introduction of recreational cannabis within City of Parksville boundaries. Should there be changes to existing regulations, the City will conduct further public consultation. Please visit our website regularly for any updates on the review process or additional information about City of Parksville regulations.

Federal Responsibilities
The federal Cannabis Act (Bill C-45) received Royal Assent on June 21, 2018, which set the stage for the production, distribution, sale, possession, and consumption of non-medical cannabis effective October 17, 2018. The federal government will be responsible for licensing and monitoring cannabis producers and for setting industry-wide rules and standards for the cultivation, processing, packaging, and advertising of non-medical cannabis.

Provincial Responsibilities
Provinces and territories control the distribution and retail sales of non-medical cannabis within their jurisdictions. The Province of BC has appointed the Liquor Distribution Branch to be the exclusive wholesale distributor of non-medical cannabis, while retail sales will be offered to the public through a combination of government and privately owned stores as well as online through the government site. For more information, visit the provincial cannabis retail sales webpage.

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