Cannabis Licensing

The Provincial Liquor and Cannabis Regulation Branch (LCRB) regulates the licensing of non-medical cannabis retail stores in British Columbia. Any Revelstoke cannabis retail application must be reviewed first by the LCRB, before being referred by the Province to the City of Revelstoke.

Once the City receives a cannabis retail application referral, the applicant is required to apply for and complete the City's Cannabis Licensing and Review application process. The LCRB requires local government input for all provincial Cannabis Retail Licence applications and Existing Licence Amendment applications. Local governments do not approve these types of applications; instead, they provide the LCRB with a Council resolution for each application. The LCRB will not process a Cannabis Retail Licence without a resolution from the applicable local government. 

In addition to meeting provincial and federal requirements, provincial Cannabis Retail Licence applications must comply with City regulations, such as the Cannabis Licensing Policy, Zoning Bylaw and the Business Licensing Bylaw. Please review the following documents for compliance: