20,000 Ideas and Counting: British Columbians Offer Feedback on Legal Cannabis

Article by Chad Pawson, CBC News

20,000 ideas and counting: British Columbians offer feedback on legal cannabis Premier hints at private and public sales, while feedback forum open until Nov. 1 By Chad Pawson, CBC News

The B.C. government has received more than 20,000 responses from the public on questions concerning how legal marijuana should be regulated and sold in the province.

And it’s only halfway through its public consultation on how to implement non-medical cannabis distribution in the province, once the federal government makes it legal in July 2018.

The B.C. Cannabis Regulation Engagement closes on Nov. 1. and is asking for feedback on the minimum age to buy cannabis. It’s also asking for public input on these topics:

  • Personal possession limits
  • Public consumption
  • Drug-impaired driving
  • Personal cultivation and distribution
  • Retail models

Following the first minister’s meeting in Ottawa last week Premier John Horgan hinted at the direction B.C. is heading on legal cannabis.

“We are going to be looking at what I believe will be a mixed-model,” Horgan said, which means the drug could be sold at private and public stores, like pharmacies or liquor stores.

That was good news for Paul Finch, with the B.C. Government and Service Employees’ Union, which represents B.C. Liquor Store employees.

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