The Liquor Control and Licensing Branch has been renamed to the Liquor and Cannabis Regulation Branch (LCRB) to represent its new additional responsibility of licensing and monitoring the private retail sale of non-medical cannabis in British Columbia.
The Liquor and Cannabis Regulation Branch (LCRB) regulates British Columbia’s liquor industries and private retail non-medical cannabis industries. This includes:
Restaurants, bars and pubs serving liquor
Liquor retail stores
Special events involving liquor
Private cannabis retail stores
We encourage voluntary compliance of all licensees.
The Liquor and Cannabis Regulation Branch supervises over 10,000 licensed establishments and over 25,000 licensed events per year in the province of B.C.