Marijuana High on the Agenda at B.C. Municipalities’ Convention

Article by Adrian Nieoczym, CBC News

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Local government leaders will spend a lot of time talking about marijuana this week at their annual Union of B.C. Municipalities convention in Victoria.

With the federal government looking to legalize the recreational use of marijuana sometime next year, up to four resolutions dealing with pot will be discussed.

Regulation
One asks senior levels of government to consult with their local counterparts when coming up with new regulations for legalized marijuana.

It’s being brought forward by the City of Nelson, “because local communities will be bearing the responsibility of how this all works out when the product is legalized,” said Nelson mayor, Deb Kozak.

Once the new marijuana laws are in place it will largely up to local police to enforce them. Municipalities may also be responsible for deciding where and how marijuana dispensaries operate.

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