SUPPLIERS


    The BC Liquor Distribution Branch (LDB) is in the process of creating a province-wide, wholesale distribution system for non-medical cannabis.

    As the wholesale distributor, we will only purchase non-medical cannabis from federally licensed producers. The LDB will be 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.

    HOW IT WILL WORK

    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 retail stores. 

     

    Cannabis supply chain

     

    ENGAGING WITH THE LDB

    Earlier this year licensed producers (LPs) responded to our Request for Information (RFI) on BC Bid, the online marketplace where public sector organizations advertise procurement opportunities for a wide range of goods and services. The LDB has now closed submissions for Requests For Information from licensed producers, and is currently in the process of engaging with LPs that made submissions in an effort to begin building our wholesale assortment for non-medical cannabis.

    We will be continually expanding our purchasing requirements as anticipated demand for non-medical cannabis product increases. The LDB expects to issue a product call to invite additional licensed producers to engage with the LDB shortly following legalization. Prospective suppliers are encouraged to continue to visit this website for updates on this process.

    Producers wishing to contact the LDB with further questions can email cannabis@bcldb.com

    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 is now in the process of engaging with LPs in an effort to begin building our initial product assortment for non-medical cannabis.

    The LDB expects to issue a product call to invite additional licensed producers to engage with the LDB shortly following legalization. Prospective suppliers are encouraged to continue to visit this website for updates on this process.

    Producers wishing to contact the LDB with further questions can email cannabis@bcldb.com

    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.

    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.