Call for cannabis products
Anita Sthankiya - Aug 14, 2019 - BC Biz

Photo Credit: BC Liquor Distribution Branch

Licensed cannabis producers are being invited to participate in a call for new products that are due to be legalized later this year.

The BC Liquor Distribution Branch (LDB) is looking for input on edibles, beverages, topicals, and extracts as these products will soon be legalized as non-medical cannabis products.

Products selected will be available to wholesale customers throughout the province in both licensed private retailers and government-run BC Cannabis Stores.

“This product call marks an exciting time for the LDB as we work toward introducing new product categories into B.C.’s legal cannabis market,” said Blain Lawson, general manager and CEO, LDB. “We are currently working with over 30 licensed producers and look forward to engaging with new suppliers to expand our wholesale product assortment.”

The product call will open at 9 a.m. August 15 and close at 5 p.m. on September 11, with submissions available online to licensed producers.

The new federal regulations come into force on October 17, however, licensed processors must provide Health Canada with notice at least 60 days before making new cannabis products available for sale. Edibles, topicals, and extracts will not be available for retail sale until late December.

The LDB is also warning customers that, initially, there will be a limited selection, with further new products appearing gradually in legal stores.

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