British Columbia Releases Recreational Pot Rules — But Prices and Timelines Still Hazy

Article by CBC News

B.C. releases recreational pot rules — but prices and timelines still hazy New legislation will regulate the wholesale and retail sale of pot in B.C. CBC News. B.C. Solicitor General Mike Farnworth released details on Thursday on two new government acts that will control the sale and use of recreational pot in B.C. (Mike McArthur/CBC)

The B.C. government has tabled new legislation to deal with the legalization of recreational marijuana expected sometime this summer.

B.C. Solicitor General Mike Farnworth released details this morning on two new government acts that will control the sale and use of recreational pot in B.C., plus amendments to the Motor Vehicle Act to crack down on drivers under the influence of marijuana.

It remains unclear when marijuana will be legalized by the federal government, he noted.

“Clearly it is not going to be July 1,” said Farnworth.

The price of recreational pot has yet to be set by the province, he added.

“The pricing is still being worked on with the Ministry of Finance,” he said, noting that it needs to be low enough to keep organized crime from attempting to undercut the legal market.

The acts will be amended as necessary, said Farnworth, pointing out that marijuana edibles are not expected to be legalized by the federal government until next year.

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