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B.C. Liquor branch calls for edible cannabis supplier

Cannabis edibles will be legal in Canada Oct. 17, 2019.
August 14, 2019 - 2:30 PM

With the next stage of cannabis legalization slated for Oct. 17, the B.C. Liquor Distribution Branch is looking for edibles, drinks and extracts that can go on shelves by the end of the year.

The branch has issued a product call, asking potential suppliers to show their ability to provide those products. 

"This product call marks an exciting time for the (the liquor distribution branch) as we work toward introducing new product categories into B.C.'s legal cannabis market," Blain Lawson, general manager and CEO of the Liquor Distribution Branch said in a news release. "We are currently working with over 30 licensed producers and look forward to engaging with new suppliers to expand our wholesale product assortment."

Submissions can be made starting tomorrow morning, Aug. 15, at 9 a.m. but must be in no later than 5 p.m. on Sept. 11.

Submission documents are available to licensed producers at bccannabiswholesale.com/pages/our-licensed-producers.

Since people making these products need to provide Health Canada with notice at least 60 days before they can be sold, it will be late December before the edibles, drinks and extracts will make it into stores.

An overview of the Health Canada regulations can be viewed here.

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