It is not but particular who will get to sell recreational cannabis in Vancouver and Victoria, as retailers wait for clearance from the Liquor and Cannabis Regulation Branch.

Several B.C. residents will have to place their plans to smoke recreational cannabis on hold, unless they’re increasing their personal.

The Liquor Distribution Branch has received many licenses to open shops in B.C. but none of these shops are planned to open in Victoria or Vancouver.

On the other hand, private retailers are nowhere close to opening the initial legal retailer in either of these cities as the regulatory bodies in B.C. are providing them hell.

7 months to open a retailer

The Liquor Distribution Branch announced they will be opening many shops in the upcoming months.

Two of these will be in Kamloops and the other will discover their areas in Campbell River, Cranbrook, and Terrace.



Other cities which will have retail shops this year:

  • Fort St John
  • Salmon Arm
  • Prince George
  • Powell River
  • Quesnel
  • Port Alberni
  • Trail
  • Courtenay 

According to the LDB, it requires about 7 months from the day the lease is signed for them to officially open a retailer to its buyers.

“Some of the essential challenges consist of distance needs from areas such as schools and neighborhood centres, as properly as current private retailers that are anticipated to get licencing,” the ministry of the lawyer basic stated in a statement.

Vancouver presently has only three recreational cannabis shops, and as lots of as 15 are presently going via the method and awaiting provincial approval.

And even though none of the LDB shops will be opening in Victoria either, the City of Victoria received approval from the province for five new retail shops, three of which will be opening really quickly.

The BC Cannabis retailer internet site created as handful of as 84,480 separate cannabis sales because the substance was created legal back in October 2018, even though the OCS retailer saw a 100,000 sales in as small as 24 hours.