Article by Amy Judd, Global News
The B.C. government has released more information on the use of recreational marijuana when it becomes legal in Canada later this year.
On Sunday, Global News learned cannabis products will not be sold alongside alcohol.
In urban areas, licensed retailers will only be allowed to sell cannabis and cannabis accessories, and will not be allowed to sell other products, such as food, gas, clothing and lottery.
In rural areas, the government will put exceptions in place for rural non-medical cannabis retail stores, similar to those of rural liquor stores. Further details about those criteria are still in development.
But now more rules have been released.
Personal public possession
Anyone 19 years old or older will be allowed to possess up to 30 grams of non-medical cannabis in a public place, which aligns with the government’s proposed possession limit.
While driving, cannabis will have to be in a sealed package or inaccessible to the vehicle’s occupants. People will not be allowed to use marijuana in any vehicle.
Anyone under the age of 19 will not be able to possess any amount of non-medical cannabis.
Smoking marijuana will generally be allowed in public spaces where tobacco smoking and vaping are permitted. However, smoking and vaping of non-medical marijuana will be banned in areas frequented by children, including community beaches, parks and playgrounds.