British Columbians Offer Feedback on Legal Cannabis

British Columbians Offer Feedback on Legal Cannabis

Premier hints at private and public sales, while feedback forum remains open until Nov. 1.

October 10, 2017
CBC News
Canada International Legislation and regulation News

The B.C. government has received more than 20,000 responses from the public on questions concerning how legal marijuana should be regulated and sold in the province.

And it's only halfway through its public consultation on how to implement non-medical cannabis distribution in the province, once the federal government makes it legal in July 2018.

 UPDATE: City of Vernon Responds to British Columbia on Legal Cannabis Regulation

The B.C. Cannabis Regulation Engagement closes on Nov. 1. and is asking for feedback on the minimum age to buy cannabis. It's also asking for public input on these topics:

-Personal possession limits

-Public consumption

-Drug-impaired driving

-Personal cultivation and distribution

-Retail models

Following the first minister's meeting in Ottawa last week, Premier John Horgan hinted at the direction B.C. is heading on legal cannabis.

"We are going to be looking at what I believe will be a mixed-model," Horgan said, which means the drug could be sold at private and public stores, like pharmacies or liquor stores.

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