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In September 2020, Mike Farnworth, BC Minister of Public Safety and Solicitor General, announced the government’s intention to launch three new programs to support BC-based small-scale cannabis producers, and BC’s licensed cannabis retailers: Direct Delivery to cannabis retailers, Farm-Gate Sales, and Indigenous Shelf Space. The programs are slated to launch in 2022, though specific launch dates and details are not yet available.
The programs intends to:
- Help eliminate the illicit cannabis market by providing consumers more choices to “buy local”
- Allow small-scale producers to enter the legal market, currently dominated by larger producers
- Boost legal market competitiveness for BC’s indigenous and small-scale producers
Direct Delivery Program
The Direct Delivery Program will authorize nurseries and small-scale cannabis growers that produce up to 3,000 kg or less of cannabis annually, to deliver directly to licensed BC cannabis retailers. Cultivators may have to partner with licensed processors to package their products, except for seeds and plants which may be sold directly. Licensed processors will enter into a supply agreement with the BC Liquor Distribution Branch.
The Farm-Gate Sales Program will allow licensed BC cannabis growers to sell their products from farm-gate stores located at their production site.
Indigenous Shelf Space Program
The Indigenous Shelf Space Program highlights products produced by BC indigenous growers, allowing consumers to easily identify indigenous-made cannabis products.
- LDB Direct Delivery Program Details
- LDB Slideshow Presentation PDF
- LDB Direct Delivery Frequently Asked Questions PDF