Welcome to bud magazine Shop, a division of the Newfoundland Labrador Liquor Corporation (NLC).

On November 23, 2017, the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador authorized NLC to regulate the possession, sale and delivery of non-medical cannabis. Included in these new responsibilities was the authority to list products, set pricing and to be the exclusive online retailer of non-medical cannabis in the province.

This new mandate spawned the need to create a unique brand to differentiate the lines of business within the Corporation, which includes NLC Liquor Stores, Liquor Express, Rock Spirits, and now Cannabis NL.

Licensed Cannabis Retailers (LCRs)

NLC developed a Request for Proposals (RFP) with the primary objective of establishing a safe and secure network of licensed cannabis retailers (LCRs). The RFP provided 4 different tiers of service which allowed for flexibility and gave applicants a number of options to consider in determining the best fit for their proposed business model.

Size of store, design and layout, proximity to pedestrian traffic and commercial development, product education, staff training and retail experience all factor into the successful operation of a cannabis retail store