British Columbia Government to Introduce Cannabis Legislation But No News on Store Locations

British Columbia Government to Introduce Cannabis Legislation But No News on Store Locations

The province has authored rules on how Canadian legalization will unfold.

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April 25, 2018

Expect some long-awaited details from the province this week on how marijuana will be regulated when it becomes legal in July. 

Just not how much things will cost or where public stores will be. 

Solicitor General Mike Farnworth has told CBC News legislation will likely be brought in Thursday to give a policy framework for government rules, first outlined in February, around non-medicinal cannabis.

Those include setting the legal age at 19, allowing adults to possess up to 30 grams of non-medicinal cannabis at a time, stiff penalties for adults driving while impaired, bans on smoking in beaches, parks and playgrounds and veto power to municipalities on applications for any retail licence.  

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