New provincial program promotes Indigenous cannabis products

The B.C. Indigenous Cannabis Product program is designed to help consumers easily identify Indigenous products. AdobeStock

The Province of B.C. is launching the B.C. Indigenous Cannabis Product program, highlighting cannabis products from B.C.-based Indigenous producers.

The program is designed to help consumers easily identify Indigenous products and make purchasing decisions while shopping in private retail stores, BC Cannabis Stores and online.

“The launch of this new program demonstrates the Province’s commitment to supporting Indigenous participation in B.C.’s cannabis sector,” Mike Farnworth, Minister of Public Safety and Solicitor General, said in a news release announcing the program. “With program registration opening, we look forward to seeing eligible products showcased in stores and online soon.”

Developed in collaboration with the First Nations Leadership Council, the program is available to B.C.-based, federally licensed cannabis producers and processors that meet Indigenous ownership requirements.

“The legal cannabis sector in B.C. continues to mature and the B.C. Indigenous Cannabis Product program is an important step to ensure Indigenous business owners are part of this growth and the economic benefits,” said Selina Robinson, Minister of Finance. “Our commitment to a shared prosperity with Indigenous Peoples is critical to the economic health of our province and to advancing lasting reconciliation.”

Interested licensed producers and processors in B.C. can find detailed BCICP information at

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