British Columbia, Canada will soon be accepting applications from adult-use cultivators to conduct on-site retail sales, according to a Cannabis Business Times report. The Producer Retail Store (PRS) licenses will be open to standard producers, micro-producers, and nurseries. Producers can begin applying on November 30 through the Liquor and Cannabis Regulation Branch’s (LCRB) licensing portal.
By launching the program, the province hopes “to support the development of a robust, diverse, and sustainable legal cannabis economy that is inclusive of Indigenous and rural communities.” Additionally, PRS licensees will have the opportunity to join BC’s Liquor Distribution Branch’s (LDB) direct-distribution program. The program “allows federally licensed cannabis nurseries and small-scale producers processing as much as 3,000 kilograms (6,614 pounds) of dried, unpackaged cannabis or its fresh equivalent annually to deliver directly to licensed and authorized cannabis retail stores in B.C.,” the report notes.
“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,” Mike Farnworth, the B.C. public safety and solicitor general said. “The PRS license is another way we are working to support the success of B.C.-based producers.”
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