News and updates

BlissCo Voluntary Recall- Cold Creek Kush and Green Kush Pre-Rolls

April 17, 2019

BlissCo has issued a voluntary recall on two SKUs (listed below), as the labelled “THC/total THC (mg)” per pre-roll is incorrectly overstated. Blissco encourages any customers who may have concerns about the labelling discrepancy to contact the LDB’s Customer Care Centre to make return arrangements.

Lot #s BCLDB Sku # Product Description
1905001 1013275
1013309
BLISSCO - COLD CREEK KUSH - 2X0.5G
BLISSCO - GREEN CUSH - 2X0.5G

Note: “THC/ Total THC (mg)” per pre-roll is not visible on the Cannabis Operations eCommerce website, and is only displayed on the retail selling unit packaging and inner container. The estimated THC/CBD % ranges, which were visible to you online at the time of purchase, remain accurate.

Summary of labelling error:

  • The “THC/total THC” information for Green Cush was printed 13.8mg/225.0mg per unit, instead of 6.9mg/ 112.5mg per unit, respectively.
  • The “THC/total THC” information for Cold Creek Cush was printed 8.95mg/229.0mg per unit, instead of 4.48mg/ 114.50mg per unit, respectively.

If you have any additional questions, or would like to arrange for a return of the impacted product, please contact our Customer Care Centre at 1-844-420-2227 or ccc@bcldb.com.

 

Six months since legalization of non-medical cannabis

April 17, 2019

Despite widespread supply shortages across Canada, steps taken by the BC Liquor Distribution Branch (LDB) prior to and following legalization have safeguarded the province from supply outages impacting the business operations of retailers throughout the first six months of legalization.

The LDB has engaged with 34 licensed producers, and continues to work closely with suppliers to procure product as it becomes available. As part of ongoing efforts to create a range of products that include exclusive offerings, the LDB has also been engaging with new and small-scale producers as they receive licensing.

In the six months since legalization, the LDB has welcomed 18 private retailers to its wholesale line of business and looks forward to expanding service as more applicants successfully complete the licensing process. The Liquor and Cannabis Regulation Branch has accepted 480 applications, 331 of which are awaiting local government approval. As part of a commitment to providing best-in-class service to wholesale customers, the LDB has encouraged open dialogue with its customers in order to understand and accommodate their needs.

The LDB has also been actively investigating potential locations for the rollout of its network of BC Cannabis Stores. To date, the LDB has received municipal approval for an additional 18 BC Cannabis Stores locations, and continues to work closely with municipalities across the province to identify and develop sites.

Locations that have received municipal approval include Williams Lake, Cranbook, Campbell River, Terrace, Fort St John, Salmon Arm, Prince George (two stores), Powell River, Quesnel, Port Alberni, Trail, Courtenay, Sechelt, Penticton and Vernon. The City of Kamloops, which welcomed the first BC Cannabis Store in the province on October 17, 2018, will be home to two additional stores expected to open this summer.

As part of the LDB’s commitment to continuous improvement, BC Cannabis Stores’ online sales channel will be adding user account functionality to enable a faster and more convenient shopping experience. Customers will soon be able to create a personal account and store their shipping information and view their order history, while ensuring the continued protection of their privacy.

Social responsibility has always been one of the LDB’s top priorities, and this value is being reinforced through the creation of extensive social responsibility campaigns and in-store education material. Campaigns such as ‘Don’t Drive High’ and ‘Keep Cannabis Away From Youth’ highlight the importance of responsible use of non-medical cannabis.

In an effort to further highlight the importance of social responsibility and share key operational updates, BC Cannabis Stores recently launched on social media, and can now be followed by people over the age of 19 on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

The LDB looks forward to continuing to strive towards offering best-in-class service via its wholesale and retail channels, and achieving its mandate of protecting young people and keeping the criminal element out of cannabis. It contributes over $1.1 billion annually to the Province of B.C., providing funding for services like health care and education.

Fast facts:

  • Since 12:01am on October 17, when the BC Cannabis Stores online sales channel went live, we have recorded a total of 100,716 transactions.
  • The Kamloops BC Cannabis Store has served 123,456 customers since opening its doors on October 17, 2018.
  • The LDB has engaged with 34 licensed producers, and is committed to working with any licensed producer that is interested in supplying the BC market.
  • Acknowledging BC’s discerning market, the LDB has worked closely with LPs as they create products that are exclusive to BC.
  • Top sellers continue to be high-CBD products, such as oils and capsules, and low-cost, high-THC products.

 

BC Cannabis Stores is hiring in Port Alberni

April 10, 2019

The BC Liquor Distribution Branch (LDB) will be holding a job fair in Port Alberni to recruit prospective employees for its BC Cannabis Store, set to open later this year.

The job fair will be held on Tuesday, April 16 from 11am to 6.30pm at the Best Western Plus Barclay Hotel. The event will serve as an opportunity for prospective BC Cannabis Stores employees to speak to representatives from the LDB, which operates BC Cannabis Stores, and learn more about the positions available and experience required.

BC Cannabis Stores is looking for one store manager, two assistant managers, six full-time cannabis consultants, and eight part-time/auxiliary cannabis consultants. 

While LDB recruiters will be collecting resumes at the event, all prospective candidates must submit their application via the LDB’s online portal at www.bcldb.com/about/careers to be considered.  All employment opportunities for BC Cannabis Stores are posted at this site.

Successful candidates will receive extensive training, concentrating on social responsibility practices related to safety and responsible adult use, comprehensive product knowledge and customer service skills. Product knowledge and an understanding of the essential elements related to cannabis products and the industry are appreciated, but not required. Retail experience is also appreciated.

BC Cannabis Stores employees will be required to undergo an Enhanced Security Screening check, in accordance with the Cannabis Control and Licensing Act.

The Port Alberni store will be located at #303 – 3555 Johnston Road, within the Pacific Rim Shopping Centre, and is expected to open later this year.

The LDB is considering a number of locations across various municipalities for its network of BC Cannabis Stores, and is focused on ensuring a careful and efficient rollout that will provide the best possible customer experience and meet all health and safety regulations.

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BC Cannabis Stores is hiring in Courtenay

April 10, 2019

The BC Liquor Distribution Branch (LDB) will be holding a job fair in Courtenay to recruit prospective employees for its BC Cannabis Store, set to open later this year.

The job fair will be held on Monday, April 15 from 12pm to 7pm at the Best Western Westerly Hotel. The event will serve as an opportunity for prospective BC Cannabis Stores employees to speak to representatives from the LDB, which operates BC Cannabis Stores, and learn more about the positions available and experience required.

BC Cannabis Stores is looking for one store manager, two assistant managers, six full-time cannabis consultants, and eight part-time/auxiliary cannabis consultants. 

While LDB recruiters will be collecting resumes at the event, all prospective candidates must submit their application via the LDB’s online portal at www.bcldb.com/about/careers to be considered.  All employment opportunities for BC Cannabis Stores are posted at this site.

Successful candidates will receive extensive training, concentrating on social responsibility practices related to safety and responsible adult use, comprehensive product knowledge and customer service skills. Product knowledge and an understanding of the essential elements related to cannabis products and the industry are appreciated, but not required. Retail experience is also appreciated.

BC Cannabis Stores employees will be required to undergo an Enhanced Security Screening check, in accordance with the Cannabis Control and Licensing Act.

The Courtenay store will be located at #105 – 757 Ryan Road within the Washington Park Shopping Centre complex, and is expected to open later this year.

The LDB is considering a number of locations across various municipalities for its network of BC Cannabis Stores, and is focused on ensuring a careful and efficient rollout that will provide the best possible customer experience and meet all health and safety regulations.

 

Invitation to Tender issued for Campbell River

March 27, 2019

The BC Liquor Distribution Branch (LDB) has issued an Invitation to Tender (ITT) for tenant improvements for BC Cannabis Stores in Campbell River.  

A one-time mandatory site inspection will be held on Wednesday, April 3, at 1pm Pacific Standard Time. The inspection will be held at #130 – #132 - 1416 Island Highway, Campbell River, BC V9W 8C9. The LDB’s project manager will be on hand to answer questions at this time. Late attendees may not be permitted to participate in the site inspection.

Documentation and bidding instructions related to this ITT are available at www.bcbid.gov.bc.ca, and can be found when browsing for opportunities by organization.

 

Canopy Growth Voluntary Recall LBS Sunset 3.5 gram

March 5, 2019

Canopy Growth has issued a voluntary recall of its LBS Sunset 3.5 gram dried flower specific to lot #SUN8213TSB. LDB Cannabis Operations has not shipped any of this product to customers; however, those with questions please contact the Customer Care Centre.

Please visit this link for further information.

 

LDB continues efforts to roll out BC Cannabis Stores

February 1, 2019

The Liquor Distribution Branch (LDB) is continuing its efforts to roll out its network of BC Cannabis Stores across the province.

The LDB is committed to working with municipalities to understand and align with their bylaws and business requirements, and has submitted applications to a number of municipalities throughout the province.

To date, we have received municipal approval to open BC Cannabis Stores in Campbell River, Williams Lake, Cranbrook, Terrace, Salmon Arm and Fort St John. The City of Kamloops has also approved applications for two stores to be established in Kamloops, in addition to the BC Cannabis Store that opened in that community on October 17, 2018.

At this time the LDB cannot say when additional stores might open, as lease negotiations are ongoing for many of the sites. Once a lease has been signed, it can take up to seven months to develop the site to suit the LDB’s needs and complete the store fit out. Updates related to the opening of BC Cannabis Stores will be announced as details are finalized.

Each BC Cannabis Store will be designed to be bright, clean, welcoming and professional, while creating a safe and favourable alternative to purchasing non-medical cannabis from the illicit market.

Employment opportunities for BC Cannabis Stores will be posted at http://www.bcldb.com/about/careers as they become available.

All BC Cannabis Stores employees will receive extensive training concentrating on social responsibility practices related to safety and responsible adult use, comprehensive product knowledge and customer service skills.

BC Cannabis Stores online store ensures all British Columbians have access to a regulated, safe cannabis product, regardless of where they live in BC, via a safe and secure sales platform.

Please enter your date of birth for full access to the BC Cannabis Stores website.

As part of our commitment to safe and responsible consumption, you must be 19 years of age or older to enter this site. It is illegal for a person under 19 years of age to purchase or attempt to purchase cannabis; and it is illegal to purchase for minors. All sales are conditional on the purchaser and recipient being of legal age. For information about the collection of your date of birth, click here to read our privacy notification.

 

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