BC Liquor & Cannabis Industry News

January 10, 2022

BC Bars, Lounges and Nightclubs Ordered Closed Again Amid Omicron

On December 22/21, in response to the COVID-19 Omicron variant surge, BC Provincial Health Officer, Dr. Bonnie Henry, issued a public health order closing businesses that […]
December 23, 2021

Banks Treat Licensed BC Cannabis Retailers Like ‘Bad Kids’ 3 Years After Legalization. Credit Unions to the Rescue

It’s been three years since Canada first legalized recreational cannabis and yet it appears that legal BC cannabis retailers are still stained by the stigma that […]
December 16, 2021

Summary of ABLE BC Annual LRS Survey Results 2021

The Alliance of Beverage Licensees (ABLE BC), the voice of BC liquor licensees, recently published its 2021 LRS (Licensee Retail Store) benchmark survey. ABLE BC collects […]
November 29, 2021

Canadian Cannabis Use Changes: 2020 Compared to 2018

In April 2021, Statistics Canada released a health report “Looking back from 2020, how cannabis use and related behaviours changed in Canada.” The report data compares […]
November 17, 2021

BCLDB Direct Delivery to Cannabis Retailer and Farm-Gate Sales Programs Coming in 2022

In September 2020, Mike Farnworth, BC Minister of Public Safety and Solicitor General, announced the government’s intention to launch three new programs to support BC-based small-scale […]
October 27, 2021

BC Licensed Retail Store Moratorium Extended Until 2032

On October 4, 2021, the BC Liquor & Cannabis Regulation Branch (BCLCRB) announced a 10-year extension to the new LRS license application moratorium, which was set […]
October 15, 2021

BC Liquor Manufacturer Authorization to Produce & Sell Hand Sanitizer Extended

In response to the continuing COVID-19 pandemic and to support BC liquor manufacturers by increasing revenue generating opportunities, the General Manager of the BC Liquor & […]
September 23, 2021

Two Cannabis Stores for Sale in BC. Get in Touch with Thrive Advisors

If you are interested in purchasing an approved non-medical cannabis retail store and would like Thrive Liquor & Cannabis Advisors to facilitate the sale, we have […]
September 15, 2021

BC Vaccine Card Launched. BC Food & Beverage Businesses Concerned

On September 13th, the Government of British Columbia launched the new vaccine passport – the BC Vaccine Card. The vaccine card will allow people to show […]