The LDB distributes prepackaged products to authorized public and private cannabis retail stores. Product brands belong to authorized producers and retailers are not allowed to repackage the product under their own brand. Provinces and territories are responsible for regulating the distribution and retail sale of cannabis, which also includes the granting of retail marketing licenses. The provincial government has designated the LDB as the only wholesale distributor of non-medical cannabis.
The LDB will also be the government retailer of non-medical cannabis in British Columbia and will establish independent and independent cannabis stores. These funds must be shared between the many agencies involved in licensing regulated cannabis companies and the Community Safety Unit, the province's cannabis enforcement agency. Recreational cannabis would now be produced, distributed and sold through a fully transparent and authorized business model, and Canadians would be able to access a wide variety of cannabis products, just as they would with most other products. The legal recreational cannabis market opened up many aspects of the supply chain to the private sector to meet the need for responsible production and sale of cannabis products in Canada.
On the contrary, the Ontario government established a single zoning throughout the province for the retail sale of cannabis and allowed municipalities to “choose not to allow recreational cannabis in their jurisdictions.” There are strict laws and regulations surrounding the legalization of cannabis that require that every batch or batch of cannabis be tested by third parties. While applications for retail licenses for non-medical cannabis will be open to the public, British Columbia is the first province to introduce restrictions on the vertical integration of cannabis companies. In British Columbia, several policy decisions have significantly slowed the deployment of retail cannabis stores, reducing revenues for cannabis producers in British Columbia and inadvertently protecting illicit market share. Under the British Columbia model, federally licensed producers will supply cannabis to LDB, which will be the only wholesale distributor of non-medical cannabis to public and private retailers.
In urban areas, authorized retailers will not be allowed to sell cannabis in the same stores as alcoholic beverages or tobacco. The cannabis sector consists of many specialized areas of specialization, ranging from the development of new crop varieties and cultivation techniques to retail store management and inventory tracking.