Brief: B.C. enables farm-to-gate sales of cannabis products

The producer retail store (PRS) licence comes into effect on Nov. 30.

Cannabis being cultivated. Photo: Creative Commons licence

As part of a rule change introduced by the Province of B.C, a new cannabis retail license will allow licensed pot growers to sell products at their farms.

The producer retail store (PRS) licence comes into effect on Nov. 30.

According to a media release from the Government of B.C., all federal standard cultivators, micro-cultivators and nursery licence-holders will be eligible to apply.

Applications will be open through the Liquor and Cannabis Regulation Branch’s (LCRB) liquor and cannabis licensing portal.

Government media relation staff say part of the goal of this licence is to support the development of the cannabis economy in Indigenous and rural communities.

“The fourth anniversary of the legalization of cannabis in B.C. is around the corner, and we continue to look for ways to support the growth of the legal market while providing safe and accessible options for British Columbians,” said Mike Farnworth, Minister of Public Safety and Solicitor General. “The PRS licence is another way we are working to support the success of B.C.-based producers.”

Additionally, PRS licensees will be eligible to register for the B.C. Liquor Distribution Branch’s (LDB) PRS direct-delivery program. B.C. Gov media relations staff say that the delivery program is distinct from the broader direct delivery program, which has size-specific eligibility requirements and enables the sale of cannabis to any licensed and authorized cannabis retail store in B.C.

Under the licence, growers can also offer direct delivery to licensed cannabis retailers.

Licensed cannabis producers and retail stores in B.C. interested in participating in direct delivery can find information on the program’s website:
https://www.bcldbcannabisupdates.com/LDBDirectDeliveryProgram

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