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Now that the legalization of cannabis in Canada and the start of retail cannabis licensing in BC is just around the corner, we at Rising Tide Consultants are busy familiarizing ourselves with the newly formed BC cannabis regulations and the dawn of a new era of retail cannabis licensing in Canada. For the past 30 […]
How would you feel if you had to drive 170 km for a case of beer? This is the case for the residents of Manson Creek, an isolated town north of Prince George. In winter months driving in this area can be treacherous. In small BC towns, it’s vital that residents have easy access to […]
BC liquor licensing has become a patchwork of inconsistent policies. There is a need for the Union of BC Municipalities (UBCM) and the Liquor Branch to undertake an initiative to harmonize the various local government policies and bylaws regarding BC liquor licensing, as this would clearly be in the public interest. Over the years, various […]
With Canada’s new Cannabis Act, slated to take effect later this year, would-be non-medical cannabis retailers and the general public would be wise to inform themselves of marijuana regulations in BC. While the BC government is still working out the details, some information about the proposed BC cannabis regulations has been published online. Foremost in […]
With changes to Canadian and BC marijuana laws imminent, intense planning and discussion has been underway in BC within provincial government bodies, the private sector, and the public. In April 2017, the Government of Canada introduced the Cannabis Act (Bill C-45) with plans to legalize non-medical cannabis and amend Canada’s Criminal Code by July 2018. […]
LCLB Announcement Today, January 10, 2018 under Policy Directive No: 18 – 01 The General Manager may exempt Special Event Permit holders from donating event profits to charity if the event is of a municipal, provincial, national or international significance. The general manager will consider exemption requests for events that are provincially, nationally and internationally […]
BCLDB (BC Liquor Distribution Branch), as the name implies, oversees the alcoholic beverage industry in British Columbia. BCLDB is one of two branches of government responsible for beverage alcohol in BC – the other being the Liquor Control and Licensing Branch (LCLB), which regulates and monitors the industry.
There is a lot for prospective liquor licensees to know about BC liquor licensing rules and regulations. Firstly, obtaining a license is not as easy as downloading an application from the BC Liquor Control and Licensing Branch (a.k.a. “BC liquor board”) and popping it in the mail. Secondly, if your license is approved, your obligation […]
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