Licensed producers

The BC Liquor Distribution Branch (LDB) has developed a comprehensive wholesale distribution system to cater to private retailers of non-medical cannabis.

As the wholesale distributor, we are only purchase non-medical cannabis from federally licensed producers. The LDB is the only entity that retail stores, both private and government-owned, can purchase non-medical cannabis from in BC.

Health Canada is responsible for licensing producers and undertakes a strict and thorough review of all applications.

Product call

The BC Liquor Distribution Branch (LDB)  invites the licensed producers to take part in a product call for non-medical cannabis products.

How it is working

The LDB purchase non-medical cannabis from licensed producers based in BC and across Canada.

Cannabis supply chain

Product calls and becoming a supplier

The Liquor Distribution Branch is committed to being as inclusive of as many licensed producers as possible and will engage with any licensed producer that wishes to do business in British Columbia.

Going forward, the LDB will issue product calls on a regular basis. Product call information and documentation will be published on the News page. We encourage you to continue to visit this site for updates on future product calls.

The LDB will also contact licensed producers via email to advise of upcoming product calls. If you a licensed producer and would like to receive updates related to doing business with the LDB, please contact cannabis.products@bcldb.com to provide contact details for your organization.

FAQ

A licensed producer holds a licence issued by Health Canada, under the Access to Cannabis for Medical Purposes Regulations, to produce quality-controlled cannabis under secure and sanitary conditions.

Visit Health Canada's website for more information. All applications to become a licensed producer undergo a strict and thorough review by Health Canada. Applications are assessed on a case-by-case basis.

The LDB will issue product calls on a regular basis. Product call information and documentation will be published on this page. We encourage you to continue to visit this site for updates on future product calls.

The LDB will also contact licensed producers via email to advise of upcoming product calls. If you a licensed producer and would like to receive updates related to doing business with the LDB, please contact cannabis.products@bcldb.com to provide contact details for your organization.

The LDB will purchase non-medical cannabis from licensed producers based in BC and across Canada. Non-medical cannabis products will be safely transported to the LDB’s warehouse by appropriately regulated transport agents before they are distributed to both the public and private licensee retail stores.

Private retailers will be responsible for procuring their own range of accessories.

What format will non-medical cannabis products be distributed in?

LDB will distribute pre-packaged product only, with labelling compliant with federal standards, in ready-to-sell formats (no bulk products). The product brands belong to the licensed producers. Retailers will not be authorized to re-package the product with their own branding. Information about specific size formats will be confirmed at a later date.