New change allows cannabis licensees to improve store visibility
May 24, 2023 By Government of B.C.
May 24, 2023 – The lack of visibility into some licensed or authorized cannabis stores is putting cannabis store operators, staff, and patrons at risk.
The Liquor and Cannabis Regulation Branch (LCRB) is repealing the visibility requirements from the Cannabis Licensing Regulation (CLR). Removing the requirement in s. 5 (1)(p.1) of the CLR will improve the visibility into cannabis stores and increase safety for store operators, staff, and patrons.
Display rules in the federal Cannabis Act are still in place. The LCRB will instead have a term and condition prohibiting window displays of cannabis and cannabis accessories to people outside the store.
This change will also provide licensee and authorization holders more flexibility while ensuring that cannabis and cannabis accessories will not be displayed to people outside the store, in keeping with the federal Cannabis Act.
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