In-person compliance checks resuming for LCB Enforcement and Education Officers
In March 2020, the Enforcement and Education Officers from the Liquor and Cannabis Board (LCB) stopped doing on-site sales compliance checks in response to COVID-19.
Improving pandemic data has allowed the state to ease or lift most COVID-19 restrictions and LCB’s Enforcement and Education division has determined that restarting compliance checks is again safe, as well as necessary.
Compliance checks involve sending an Investigative Aide (IA) into a licensed business to attempt to buy age-restricted, regulated product (liquor, tobacco, vapor products, cannabis), all while under the supervision of an Enforcement Officer. If a sale is made to the IA, enforcement actions against the licensee and/or the employee who made the sale may happen based on each unique circumstance. Investigative Aides are part-time employees of the LCB who are under the age of 21; usually ages of 18-20.
If you need any assistance educating yourself or your staff about laws and strategies for making sure sales are not made to under-age, or overserved customers, there are many resources available to help.
Visit LCB’s website at the links listed below:
- Selling responsibly
- Responsible Cannabis Sales Video
- Acceptable Identification
- Responsible Cannabis Sales PDF
If you want to know more about proactive steps you can take, contact your Enforcement and Education Officer directly using the contact information provided on this webpage link.