LDB's Direct Delivery Program

     

    Background

    The Provincial Government is working to support Indigenous and small-scale producer participation in the legal cannabis market. In September 2020, following consultation with industry and Indigenous Nations, the Province announced the implementation of a direct delivery program for non-medical cannabis.

    Since then, the Cannabis Secretariat and the BC Liquor Distribution Branch (LDB), which is the sole wholesaler of non-medical cannabis, have engaged with stakeholders to help determine the threshold for enrolment of producers, how to address barriers to success and what supports are required to ensure broad adoption.

     

    Program

    The LDB is developing a program to authorize nurseries and small-scale cultivators producing up to 3,000 kilograms of cannabis annually, or less, to direct deliver to retailers.

    Cultivators who do not have a processing license will be required to partner with a licensed processor to package their product, with the exception of plants and seeds which cultivators may sell directly. Licensed processors will be required to enter into a supply agreement with the LDB (if an agreement is not already in place) and to register and price their product. 

     

    Objectives

    The objectives of the direct-delivery program are to support:

    • The elimination of the illicit cannabis market
    • Small-scale producers to enter the legal market
    • Legal market competitiveness for small-scale producers in BC

    For more information on the LDB’s direct-delivery program, please view the presentation that was provided to industry associations. 

     

    Frequently Asked Questions

    Please click here for a list of the questions we're hearing most often about the program. If you have any further questions, please submit them to: directdelivery@bcldb.com.