Government is inviting British Columbians to share their views about how the Province can keep young people, neighbourhoods and roads safe after Canada legalizes non-medical cannabis next year.
Today through Nov. 1, people can share their views about B.C.’s approach to non-medical cannabis legalization at the BC Cannabis Regulation website.
Under the federal government’s new laws, provinces and territories have the power to regulate distribution and retail sales of non-medical cannabis. British Columbia can also upgrade traffic-safety laws to protect people on the roads from cannabis impaired drivers.
In addition to the open public engagement process, government will also proactively seek opinions from a representative cross-section of British Columbians on their views concerning non-medical cannabis regulations, with a random telephone survey.
Local governments, Indigenous governments and organizations, and stakeholders from law enforcement, health, agriculture and other sectors will also have specific engagement opportunities with the Province on cannabis regulation later this fall.
As well, the Province has invited the Union of B.C. Municipalities to establish a standing committee on cannabis legalization so local governments can share their experience, knowledge and concerns as B.C.’s regulatory framework develops.
- Cannabis public engagement
- Information on medical marijuana
- Federal information on medical cannabis access and becoming a licensed producer
- Invitation to share your views with BC Government, on marijuana safety
- New federal regulations deem marijuana dispensaries illegal
- Federal government’s discussion paper on the legalization of pot
- 642 Cannabis, third pot shop opens in Sooke
- Sooke’s second pot shop opens its doors for business
- BC’s NDP go to Seattle for pot shop talks
- POLL: How do you feel about having a medical marijuana dispensary in Sooke?
- Sooke Medijuana Dispensary
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