Congratulations to B.C.’s Liquor and Cannabis Regulation Branch on its efforts to turnaround cannabis applications in a timely manner. After what has been viewed by some as lengthy delays in the approval process, we submitted an application on behalf of a client that saw preliminary approval achieved in just two weeks. Additionally, just last week, the provincial government announced that the first licence for a private pot store had been issued in Kimberley to Tamarack Cannabis Boutique, effective Nov. 1. This location will be B.C.’s second retail storefront – the first, which opened on legalization day on Oct. 17, is a government-run cannabis shop in Kamloops. The B.C. government said last week that additional private retail store licences will be issued as applicants proceed through the licensing process. Read also: Odds are literally stacked against B.C.’s private retail cannabis sector As of Oct. 31, the government has received 255 paid applications for retail cannabis shops, but 164 those remain at “incomplete” status. Of the submitted applications, 90 have been referred to local governments for approval. We hope this trend of timely licence turnaround continues so B.C.’s private cannabis retail industry can get off the ground and make legalization a success in this beautiful province.
Source: Rising Tide Consultants

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